A classic MG TC sportscar nicknamed ‘Mickey Mouse’ and dating from just after the Second World War sold for £24,600 at BCA Bridgwater on Wednesday, 12th November.
The 1946 MG TC 1344cc Convertible had been in the same family ownership since 1962 and was nicknamed ‘Mickey Mouse’ by its last owner, the late Captain John Huddlestone of the Merchant Navy. It sold following some very competitive bidding from the busy auction hall at BCA, with further interest from online bidders using BCA’s Live Online service.
Finished in black with green trim and green leather interior, the MG TC retained many original fittings and had benefited from a sympathetic restoration in the mid-1980s. The original log book was present and other paperwork included bank statements showing the 1962 purchase cost of £265. The car was well known to the MG Car Club as Captain Huddlestone and his parents were members over the years and the car appears on the MG TC Register.
BCA Bridgwater manager Gareth Musgrove commented “This delightful little classic sportscar certainly created a lot of interest with buyers both locally and further afield. Opportunities to buy an MG TC in such original condition with just one family ownership during the past 50 years are few and far between and this was reflected in the strong price the car realised.”