Lot 310 - 1968 12990 C GT
|Odometer reading||31,000 miles|
|Estimate||£11,000 - £14,000|
The arrival of the MGC in 1967 was greeted with mixed reactions
both from enthusiasts and the motoring press. It can be described
as one of the most controversial sports cars ever produced from
Abingdon and during its short life the car was never short of
attention, particularly from the press. The arrival of the MGC was
partly due to the flagging sales of the Austin Healey 3000 and the
fact that the original design of the MGB monocoque structure was
capable of taking larger power units than the 1800cc engine in the
Upon its launch in October 1967 the MGC was available in roadster form at £1,102 and in GT form at £1,249 and was considered very reasonably priced for one of the fastest production MG's produced. If used however as a relaxed high speed tourer, the MGC was a civilised motor car.
This beautiful example was one of a pair owned from new by a husband and wife, recently undergoing a full restoration including re-spray. However, the car has kept the completely original trim finished in deep red leather which complements the cars external colour scheme. The body and chrome work is exemplary and the rare colour combination looks even better in 'the flesh'. Unfortunately there is little history with the car due to the original owners having passed away without leaving any documents but any inspection will reveal this MGC to be one of the best privately owned examples in the country. The car will have a full MoT test certificate by the time of the sale along with road fund license and is sure to be the pride and joy of its next owner.
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