Lot 145 - 1968 MG C Roadster
|Chassis Number||GCN 1215|
|Odometer reading||16,321 miles|
|Result||Sold - £25,760|
- Beautiful condition
- Excellent history file
- Mohair hood
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.
One of just 1,403 home market supplied cars, this Mineral Blue example with overdrive gearbox was delivered to University Motors of Epsom in 1968 and then sold on to Mr. J. Edwards on 12th February of that year. Mr Edwards kept the car until the late 1980’s, when it was purchased by a Mr. William Scholfield, who shared and enjoyed the car with his son until 2007. Reportedly only used on sunny days throughout Mr. Scholfield’s ownership, it was however treated to running restoration work throughout the 1990’s, with well regarded Oselli Engineering modifying the cylinder head for unleaded fuel and upgrading it to Stage 1 tune, along with upgrading the camshaft to aid with engine pickup. The bodywork was also repaired where required and resprayed by Falla Classics in Bournemouth in 1997. To aid in the drivability of the car, Oselli fitted a quick rack steering rack along with stiffer antiroll bar and telescopic dampers all round. A servo has also been fitted to aid braking.
Amongst the many receipts in the car’s history file are also included the car’s original BMC ‘Passport to Service’ booklet which shows the service stamps for the first few years with University Motors, (and later receipts for more work carried out by them in the early 1980’s), as well as a copy of the original green logbook. The vendor reports the car to run and drive extremely well and certainly presents very well and is a rare example of an MGC that has led a pampered life.
Supplied with a UK V5C registration document, impressive history file, MoT test certificates dating back to the mid 1980s, owner’s handbook and manual, along with a photographic record of its restoration, file of receipts and a current MoT test certificate valid until July 2023. Such a beautifully presented car, with such an impressive history file is hard to find, especially being one of the 1,403 UK supplied home market cars.
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