Lot 220 - 1968 MG C GT Automatic
|Odometer reading||99,731 miles|
|Estimate||£8,000 - £10,000|
|Result||Sold - £8,960|
The arrival of the MGC in 1967 was greeted with mixed reaction from enthusiasts and the motoring press alike. It can be described as one of the most controversial sports cars ever produced out of 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 MGB.
Upon its launch in October 1967 the MGC was available in roadster form at £1102 and in GT form at £1249 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 an extremely civilised motor car.
A rare automatic 1968 MGC GT, this beautiful example has been recently repainted in red and re-trimmed in black on black leather; a rare combination unique to that year, as are the reclining seats which were produced in 1968 only. With lovely chromework and presenting as if it had just rolled off the production line, this MG also benefits from a host of servicing and MoT test documents to warrant its history. Recently, this coupé has also had a new gearbox and will be offered with a full year's road fund licence and MoT test certificate. This is a very well cared for and sympathetically restored MGC GT that is sure to be the pride and joy of the next owner.
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