Lot 192 - 1968 MG C Roadster
|Odometer reading||957 miles|
|Estimate||£17,000 - £23,000|
|Result||Sold - £22,680|
- Full nut and bolt restoration
- Righthand drive manual gearbox with overdrive
The MGC was a version of the MGB 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 straight-six 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 teardrop to allow clearances for the carburettors.
This stunning example of the MGC Roadster is presented in fabulous red with contrasting full biscuit leather interior which encompasses the dash and boasts a manual with overdrive gearbox. Having been fully restored by our vendor, this car presents in showroom condition and puts many other MGCs to shame with the quality of the work, a real labour of love. We are informed that this example was built at an estimated cost of £30,000 which included the engine rebuild with new water pump, oil pump, valves and piston rings, a stainless steel exhaust, brand new three part clutch and braded hoses coupled to new copper pipes to name but a few. A look under the bonnet or under the car will demonstrate the level of attention lavished on this little roadster. We are told that only heritage panels were used where required and the car is topped off with a lovely mohair hood. Once completed, our vendor has taken the car to local events and often returning with awards along with plenty of admiring glances. Now with a new project in mind, our vendor is hoping this lovely car finds a suitable enthusiastic new owner. Sitting on new tyres and stove-enamelled wheels, there can be no better way to enjoy the summer in true MG fashion.
Previous lotLot 191 - 1992 Peugeot 205 GTi (1.9 litre)
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.