Attractive, light, and fun-if very old-fashioned in its design-the TC sold as fast as MG could build it in the early post-war years.
In 1945, immediately after the end of WWII, MG started production of TC Midget in the UK. While TC Midget followed suit to the pre-war TB mechanically, it succeeded to the traditions of MG Midget with the ladder-shaped frame, oblong leaf springs, thin 4.50-19 tires, engine positioned behind the front wheel shaft, low and long hood, cockpit in front of the rear axle, flowing fender that covered 19-inch tires, etc. The only difference was a slight increase in the body width, and the driving posture was also in the prewar vintage style.
One of its attractions was high maneuverability that matched the taste of the British people who prefer open air. The historical significance of such TC Midget is not the fact that it is a sports car born in the devastated state of mid-war and postwar periods but the fact that the American soldiers who occupied Europe made the first contact with a sports car from an unknown world, experienced the joy of motor sports and open air, became fascinated by it and brought many TC cars to the US, which instantly heightened the fame of MG.
It is no exaggeration to say that the motor sports in the US could not have been possible without the influence of TC. The 1948 TC Midget that is the model of this paper craft is the model in which the dashboard is covered with the same cloth as the interior and the steering wheel is brown, that were the only changes in the life of TC. Data: 1,250cm3 water-cooled 4-cylinder OHV engine, producing 54HP; top-speed 75mph