Monday, September 29, 2014

Mighty MG at Charterhouse Auction

A 1947 MG TC is one of a great selection of classic cars being sold by Charterhouse in their classic car and automobilia auction on Sunday 2nd November at The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet.

“Our auctions at the Bath & West Showground are in conjunction with the Footman James Bristol Classic Car Shows. These shows are important dates in car enthusiast’s diaries and always pull in a great attendance to our sales.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “This combined with live internet bidding at these auctions results in a large audience looking to buy and provides spirited bidding with some fantastic hammer prices!”

After the Second World War, American GI’s returning to their homeland who had fallen in love with British sports cars, started to buy large numbers of the imported MG TC’s into post war America, despite only being produced in right hand drive. Although based on the pre-war MG TB, the MG TC sold 10,001 cars, more than any previous MG car. Fitted with a 1250 cc engine, it recorded a 0-60 mph time of 22.7 seconds which was considered respectable at the time.

The 1947 MG TC going under the Charterhouse hammer originally cost £527. Today, having previously been fully restored, it is estimated at £27,500-29,500.

Charterhouse is now accepting entries for this auction of classic and vintage cars on 2nd November, which is closely followed by silver, jewellery, watches and antiques with a special section of wine port & spirits on 20th & 21st November

For further information regarding this auction of classic cars or to enter a vehicle, contact Matthew Whitney, or for entries relating to their second November auction, please contact Richard Bromell at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3BS 01935 812277 or via email on

The 1947 MG TC being sold by Charterhouse on Sunday 2nd November £27,500-29,500
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