On the face of it, the difference between TF and TC is mere detail, but put the two cars beside each other and the differences will spring out between these two unique British sports kit cars:
The TF is likely to have a B series 1800 engine, which can be super-charged both for relaxation and get up and go (and if that is a paradox, click here
for Super Charged Engine), whilst the TC will most likely have a Rover V8 under the bonnet. That bonnet is part of an elegant cigar-tube on wheels designed simply to go and GO AND GO .
Whatever words follow, you really need to come and drive our fuel-injected, independently sprung, aero-screen equipped TC to appreciate what the TC is really about, but I will try and convey it in writing.
The basis of any great car is a strong chassis and suspension that allows the tyres to grip the road without hysterics and a spine pummelling!! Add classic styling and you are most of the way there. The engine needs to be willing and powerful, without mishap at being asked to potter in traffic and then get up and go. The gearbox needs to be smooth and manageable. The steering needs to be precise and the brakes responsive. What more does one need? Aeroscreens to keep the flies off the goggles/helmet, comfortable seats, and a simple, nicely finished cockpit. That is the TC nothing more and nothing less.
Yes, if you must, she can have a windscreen and hood to keep the weather out and side-screens to keep the windscreen-induced buffeting away.