Lot 223 - 1968 12990 C Roadster
|Odometer reading||4,380 miles|
|Estimate||£9,000 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £10,640|
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 from
Abingdon and during its short life the car was never short of
attention, particularly from journalists. 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 MG monocoque structure was
capable of taking larger power units than the 1800cc engine in the
MG. Upon its launch 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,
however, used as a relaxed high speed tourer, the MGC was an
extremely civilised motor car.
This one owner 1968 MGC roadster is in British Racing Green with black leather trim and is described by the vendor as driving well with no obvious faults - PKL 403G could, however, do with a little time and investment to bring her up to standard. Sitting proud on wire wheels and supplied with a V5 registration document together with an MoT test certificate (with no advisories) valid until 12th June 2014, this MG could prove to be a sound investment.
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