Lot 263 - 1968 MG C Roadster
|Odometer reading||22,574 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £18,000|
|Result||Sold - £19,600|
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.
This MGC, originally registered on 1st January 1984, has recently been restored by a very enthusiastic and competent engineer. The car was completely stripped and bodywork was taken back to bare metal, any corroded areas were cut out and re-fabricated including new footwells, inner and outer sills and rear spring hangers. The car was repainted in British Racing Green and re-trimmed in black leather piped in green with green carpets. Mechanically, this MG has been very well taken care of; the cylinder head has been gas-flowed and the flywheel has been lightened by 30%. The engine block was thoroughly flushed out, new brakes fitted, new king-pins, new clutch; in fact the vendor left no stone unturned in re-building this MGC. Supplied with a V5C registration document, a number of bills/receipts and a full years' MoT test certificate; this car is ready to use and enjoy immediately.
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