“The MG TC is often pointed to as the car that brought sports car culture to North America,” says Mitch Abrahams, the owner of the hot-rodded TC pictured here. “American servicemen who were stationed in Europe got to see the British sports cars overseas and bought them when they got home.”
The history of streetcar-based racecars in large part is populated by stunning looking pieces of automotive art like the 1973 911 RSR and 1963 Ferrari GTO, cars that not only dominated their respective race venues, but looked the part while running away with all the trophies. But not all successful racers like to shout their intentions. Some legendary cars don’t look legendary at all.
There are a few classic cars so rare that one of the only ways to experience one is with a recreation. Among those is the car pictured here, the MGC GT, more specifically the Sebring version. According to the historians, out of five (some say six) MGC chassis that were originally destined to be turned into full blown racecars by the BMC Competition Department in 1967, only two fully functioning cars were actually officially produced and raced. MBL 546E and RMO 699F went on to race promisingly at storied venues such as the Targa Florio, the Nurburgring and of course the eponymous 1968 Sebring, where a GTS won its class.