Lot 294 - 1970 12990 C GT
|Odometer reading||86,000 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £17,360|
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 £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 an extremely civilised motor car.
This beautiful MGC GT in splendid blue with black trim has been restored to an extremely high standard on a rust free chassis and with heritage sourced panel replacements where necessary, resulting in one of the best MGC GT's we have seen. The workmanship is credit to the owner and coupled with a book of bills, services, restoration work receipts including photographic progress and a Heritage Certificate, this motor car will not disappoint its next potential owner. Offered with a new 12 month MoT test certificate for the sale, the vendor testifies to this being the best MGC he has personally worked on.
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