Lot 395 - 1968 MG C Roadster
|Odometer reading||50,817 miles|
|Estimate||£6,000 - £10,000|
|Result||Sold - £10,920|
The MGC was a version of the MGB fitted with a 2912cc straight six engine. Manufactured between 1967 and August 1969, the car was intended as a replacement for the Austin Healey 3000. The engines produced 145bhp and were fitted with twin SU carburettors. The body shell was revised around the engine bay and to the floor pan, but externally the only differences between the MGB and the MGC were a distinctive bonnet bulge to accommodate the relocated radiator, and a discreet teardrop to allow clearances for the carburettors.
Clearly having undergone a partial restoration, this sporting variant of Abingdon's MG has had a lot of expenditure lavished upon it over the years as clearly documented in the accompanying history file. Between 2002-2007, attention was paid to both brakes and clutch as well as full exhaust assembly, including the manifold. A comprehensive service took place in 2007 including the addition of an electronic ignition and four new tyres. A British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate can be found within the history file as well as an MoT test certificate valid until February, 2015. This very reasonably priced and collectable MGC presents and runs well, huge fun in the right hands.
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