Lot 145 - 1970 MG C GT

Lot 145 - 1970 MG C GT

Lot 145 - 1970 MG C GT

Lot Number 145
Registration ENP 597J
Chassis Number GCD17040G
Engine Number 4581
Odometer reading 21,788 miles
Estimate £14,000 - £17,000
  • Recently restored
  • In very good order throughout
  • Desirable colour combination

The arrival of the MGC in 1967 was greeted with mixed reaction from enthusiasts and the motoring press alike. It can be described as one of the most controversial sports cars ever produced out of Abingdon and, during its short life, the car was never short of attention, particularly from the press. The arrival of the MGC was partly due to the flagging sales of the Austin Healey 3000 and the fact that the original design of the MGB monocoque structure was capable of taking larger power units than the 1800cc engine in the MGB. Upon its launch in October 1967 the MGC was available in roadster form at £1,102 and in GT form at £1,249 and was considered very reasonably priced for one of the fastest production MG's produced. If used, as a relaxed high-speed tourer, the MGC was an extremely civilised motor car.

Registered new on 13th October 1970, this very well presented MGC GT was the subject of a comprehensive restoration just a few years ago. During the restoration the coachwork was re-sprayed in Old English White and presents wonderfully and complements the superb contrasting black interior. Other works undertaken included a top-end engine rebuild using an original MGC GT gas flowed cylinder head, a new exhaust system and Tubular Maniflow manifold as well as a new clutch and ABC distributor.

The six-volt batteries were replaced with a new 12 volt alternative and a new radio with phone/sat nav. charger port installed. In excellent usable condition, this example comes complete with a sizeable history file detailing previous works, sundry invoices, old MoT test certificates and the current UK registration document. This is a wonderful example of one of the most desirable MG’s ever built.

 

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