Lot 218 - 1968 MG C Roadster
|Result||Sold - £20,720|
Manufactured between 1967 and August 1969, the MG C 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 floorpan 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 carburetors.
This particular MG C Roadster is only available due to a change in personal circumstances having been in the current ownership since October 2001. The vendor advises that he has covered very little mileage during those years. The coachwork, although not concours condition, presents well and looks attractive in British Racing Green and is complimented by a set of chrome wire wheels. You may notice upon opening the bonnet how lightweight it feels and confirming its aluminium construction. Of particular note is the underside that is clean with sharp seam lines; this is confirmed by the reassuring way the doors shut, thus demonstrating the structural integrity of this MG C. The interior, finished in black, is also in good order with seats that show no signs of rips or tears and an attractive finishing touch to the interior is the leather rimmed Mota-Lita steering wheel. The boot area is also clean and tidy and has a spare painted wire wheel stowed along with a spinner, hammer and jack; the boot lid having a chrome boot rack to enable further luggage to be stowed for those longer trips. The hood is in excellent condition and a tonneau cover is included. The six-cylinder engine starts easily with choke and the drive is via a manual four-speed overdrive gearbox. The history file includes the UK V5 registration document, invoices, a selection of MG Owner's Club magazines and a very useful Leyland MG C workshop manual. We are advised that this MG will arrive at the sale with a fresh MoT test certificate. Offered without reserve, this attractive UK supplied righthand drive MG C will surely find a lucky new owner.
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