Lot 196 - 1968 MG C GT

Lot 196 - 1968 MG C GT

Lot 196 - 1968 MG C GT

Lot Number 196
Registration XGU 2G
Chassis Number GCD1.2219
Engine Number 1777
Odometer reading 54,820 miles
Estimate £16,000 - £23,000
  • Fitted with power steering
  • Beautiful condition

The MGC was the first 'high performance' version of the MGB platform, as had been the plan from early in the design stages of the MGB. A range of ‘V’ engines were tested but did not make it to production. The MGC was very much more than just a tuned MGB and in fact was a completely re-engineered car, although still retaining many visual connections to the MGB. On the outside, the MGC was often mistaken for an MGB, as the only visual differences were in the heavily bulged bonnet with a transverse chrome strip that accentuated the bulges and the standard use of 15” wheels instead of 14” on the MGB. Inside, there were few differences between the B and C, other than the 140mph speedo and tacho with a yellow and red banding set against lower rpms than the MGB. Under the skin however, the differences became obvious with most changes up front. The engine was a BMC C-Series six-cylinder 2912cc development of that used in the Austin Healey 3000 and Austin Westminster. This required a new torsion bar front suspension along with uprated braking. The gearbox was also a new stronger all synchromesh unit with optional overdrive. Only produced between 1967 and 1969, the MGC GT is a rare car with only 2,034 right hand drive models being built and far fewer remaining.

This particular example is presented beautifully in the ever popular, Primrose Yellow with a black vinyl interior, which is also in great shape. The cars biggest party piece is the addition of power steering, something which really transforms the driving experience on a day-to-day basis in a classic car, and an upgrade which comes at great expense. The car comes with a raft of invoices for various consumables and jobs over the years. If you are looking for a 60’s GT car to use right away, or even a useable classic to dodge the ULEZ zone, then look no further.

 

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