Al Moss MG TC

Moss Motors was founded as a result of Al Moss’ 1948 purchase of a new MG TC. After 64 years of ownership, Al decided it was time to let go. The sale, by auction during the recently concluded Monterey weekend, was the subject of much speculation on the web.

Considering the car’s history, and founding connection to the company, we could hardly let it get away. With a successful outcome, Al’s TC is now part of the Moss Motors British car stable. The car is located in Goleta, and will be used as originally intended, and preserved as a symbol of Al’s contributions to the British car hobby. We’ll have plenty to say about the car in the coming months.


'Al Moss MG TC' have 10 comments

  1. August 28, 2012 @ 3:20 am Doug

    That’s very cool.

    Congratulations on the purchase of Al’s car for your collection.


  2. August 28, 2012 @ 12:21 pm Russ Vollmer

    I am happy to learn that Moss Motors has acquired Al’s legendary TC. It is only fitting that the car became part of the company’s collection because, as you indicated, it is so closely tied to its founding. And, history preserved is a good thing.


  3. August 28, 2012 @ 1:01 pm Robert Mueller

    Congratulations on your purchase from Germany!
    I kept track of the RM auction in Monterey via internet and I’m glad to hear that this particular car found it’s new place were it belongs to. So the circle is complete …
    All the best to Al Moss!


  4. August 28, 2012 @ 6:01 pm Bill Hoyt

    WOW! This is great news. I remember Al’s TC at his original location on Venice Blvd. where I used to go to get parts for my TC. Moss Motors is the perfect place for his car. My best to Al.

    Bill Hoyt
    Thousand Oaks, California


  5. August 29, 2012 @ 12:17 pm Bob Martin

    I have been MGing for awhile. One of the highlights was the first international GOF XXVI of 1978 in Toronto, Canada. It was a sight to see Al Moss dressed in a white shieks outfit (what a sense of humor at the time) drive in, in a TC. I was told he took the car off the show room at Moss, to do this. I take it this is the same car. WOW!!! I still have the 1952 TD I drove there. I also have the Moss Motors, LTD drinking glass that was given to me—-I treasure it!!! It was a fun event with things like John Twist changing an MG motor in the parking lot at 1:00 A.M. Great news about the car.


  6. August 29, 2012 @ 7:57 pm David Georgi

    A great location for a great ’48 TC. I look forward to seeing it again the next time I’m in Santa Barbara.

    David Georgi


  7. September 18, 2012 @ 12:49 pm Michael Jacobsen

    So glad Moss Motors bought the TC. Forget originality–it is original enough, but somewhat better than new. At a GoF a few years ago the organizers thought a special criteria was needed for a special award, there being so many top notch MG Ts present, that the accuracy of the dash board clocks were checked against Greenwich mean time. You can guess which TC won. Al’s legacy will go on and on.


  8. September 18, 2012 @ 4:03 pm rgoldman

    But Mike, but Mike, you left out why he won. Al knew he had the only working clock because he had previously had a watchmaker replace the guts with a modern quartz movement. Oh, I hope no one else reads this or the secret is out. They may want the trophy back.


  9. September 26, 2012 @ 11:42 am D. Randy Riggs

    Sorry to hear of Al’s passing. RIP.


  10. November 22, 2013 @ 11:09 pm Michael Rogers

    What ever happened to Al’s vintage MG racer?


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