1949 MG TC ROADSTER RACE CAR - 65890 Sold* at Las Vegas 2008 - Lot #819 1949 MG TC ROADSTER RACE CAR https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/65890/65890_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #819

1949 MG TC ROADSTER RACE CAR

Auction Las Vegas 2008
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 819
Year 1949
Make MG
Model TC
Style ROADSTER RACE CAR
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN XPAG9042
Exterior Color GREEN
Interior Color GREEN
Cylinders 4
Engine Size 1250CC
Transmission 4-SPEED MANUAL
Description

Lot #819 - The first car that Carroll Shelby drove in a road race. The car that started his racing career. In May of 1952, his good friend Ed Wilkins let Carroll Shelby drive this MG TC in a road race at Norman, Oklahoma. It was Shelby's first sport car race. He won it, and the second race, too, easily outrunning the Jaguar XK120's. That race and this car changed the course of his life as he went on to achieve immortality as creator of the Shelby Cobra and Mustang as well as other significant cars. This vintage race car has been part of the famous Syd Silverman Collection for the past 20+ years and is well-known throughout the MG vintage race car circuit. This historical MG was awarded the prestigious Collier Cup in 2005 at the all-MG vintage race in Watkins Glen, New York. Included is the SCCA Log Book, fenders, bonnet and some mechanical parts that are original to the car. It also sports the original 1250cc 4 cylinder engine that has been built up to 100+hp and is race-ready. This car nostalgically referred to and extensively talked about in numerous stories and articles including a recent interview with Carroll Shelby in the June 2008 issue of "Octane" magazine. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to own an important piece of automotive history.
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