Lot 231 - 1968 MG C Roadster
|Odometer reading||79,327 miles|
|Estimate||£15,000 - £19,000|
- Genuine UK supplied right hand drive example
- Only four owners from new
The MGC was the first 'high performance' version of the MGB. From early in the design stages of the MGB there was an intention to create high performance variants, using a range of Vee engines that did not make it to production. The MGC was much more than a tuned MGB, in fact it was a completely re-engineered car, but retained many visual connections to the MGB. On the outside the MGC was often mistaken for an MGB 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” wheels instead of the 14” used on the MGB. 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 MGB.
This original right hand drive, UK supplied MGC was originally registered on 19th March 1968 and has only had four owners from new. The mileage of 79,327 appears to be correct and is confirmed by a good history folder. The current vendor has not used the car on the road during his six year tenure although the car has been started and used regularly on private ground. He has also maintained the car well having replaced the front discs, pads and calipers recently and fitted new brake shoes to the rear. The carburettors were overhauled in 2020 using non-stick needles and electronic ignition has been fitted to ensure ease of starting and reliability. The engine was rebuilt around 12,000 miles ago and a stainless steel exhaust system has been fitted together with a new battery. The colour has been changed from white to red and the paintwork could do with being refreshed although there are no visible signs of corrosion, this is just a nice genuine example of an MGC roadster.
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