Lot 297 - 1968 MG C GT
|Odometer reading||19,285 miles|
|Estimate||£7,000 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £6,160|
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 that the original design of the MGB monocoque structure was capable of taking larger power units.
This 1968 example, fitted with an automatic gearbox, was purchased by the husband of the vendor in 2001 in a restored state, after being repainted and any work that was necessary was carried out in the mid 1980's and once in his ownership, he kept the car fully maintained. In 2007 he had a minor accident to the driver's side front wing, front bumper, headlight and grill which resulted in the car being record as Category D insurance loss (Vehicle damaged but repairable - insurance company decided not to repair). The owner kept the car had the damaged items replaced had the body shell stripped and repainted. Finished in Old English White with black interior, this MGC GT is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in September 2015 and a file containing invoices and old MoT test certificates. This represents an extremely well appointed, well prepared and, as the name suggests, well considered Grand Tourer.