MG TC Special - Reader Ride

By: Col Schiller

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We caught up with Col Schiller and his MG TC Special at the MG Nationals in Queensland

No MG T Series ever left the factory with a fibreglass body but by the time they had spent a few years in Australia, some had acquired them.

"Keith Mitchell built these fibreglass bodies during the 1950s," owner Col Schiller revealed.. "He built 28 of the KM200 but this is supposedly the only one on an MG chassis. It was fitted some time in 1956."

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Although the KM200/TC found its way to a Brisbane used-car yard in 1957, the high-compression, oversized engine today makes it more suited to the track than road use.

"The car raced at Lowood and Lakeside in the early days, plus a few events at Strathpine but it seems never to have ventured outside of Queensland," Col explained.  

The TC was sold to a new owner in 1976 who raced it once but found it 'too hard to handle'.. After that it sat in a shed until retrieved and recommissioned by Col in 2018.

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"We have pretty much pulled it apart," he said. "I’ve got the motor running again and the diff sorted out but there’s still some electrical work to do. I also need to replace the front axle because at the moment I can go right or straight on but can’t turn left."

 

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