Lot 118 - 1969 MG C GT
|Odometer reading||48,926 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £14,000|
|Result||Sold - £10,500|
The MG C was the first 'high performance' version of the MG B. From early in the design stages of the MG B there was an intention to create high performance variants, using a range of Vee engines that did not make it to production. The MG C was much more than a tuned MG B, in fact it was a completely re-engineered car, but retained many visual connections to the MG B. On the outside the MG C was often mistaken for an MG B as the only visual difference was the heavily bulged bonnet with a transverse chrome strip that accentuated the bulges, and the standard use of 15 inch wheels instead of the 14 inch used on the MG B. Inside there were very few differences between the B and C, other than the 140mph speedometer and tachometer with a yellow and red banding, set against lower RPM than the MG B.
This left hand drive MG C was originally registered in California and repatriated to the UK in August 2017. According to the Heritage Certificate she was dispatched from the factory on 3rd July 1969 and was manufactured in Primrose Yellow with black interior and had the options of wire wheels, a heater and an overdrive unit on the gearbox. Still finished in Primrose Yellow we are advised by the vendor this MG C starts on the button and drives well. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 14th August 2018 with no advisories, MG C’s are becoming rarer and quite sought after.
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