Lot 112 - 1968 MG C GT
|Result||Sold - £15,120|
- Original factory press and road test car
- Electric Power assisted steering
- Sensible and sympathetic improvements
- Comprehensive history file detailing body and engine restoration
Presented in the original metallic Riviera Silver Blue coachwork, this particular example occupies a famous part of MG history. Built in March 1968, it is understood that this car spent the next few weeks in the MG Abingdon Engineering Department being checked over before despatched to the Factory Press Fleet, featuring in the 7th November 1968 Autocar road test (a copy of this magazine is in the MG’s history file) and various factory promotions of that year. Indeed, the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate dated July 1989 (on file) confirms the correct colour and destination after build. It has been fitted with adjustable electric power steering, partially polybushed suspension and Spax front shock absorbers.
The carburettors have also been rebuilt and it benefits from a high-capacity MG Motorsport Ltd high-capacity radiator, a new water pump, rebuilt distributor, Pertronix ignition, ‘Green Stuff’ brake pads, a stainless-steel fuel tank and new fuel pump. The private vendor has had the car fitted with a period correct radio, along with H4 headlamps, new tailgate gas struts and (in the last 200 miles) a reconditioned automatic gearbox and torque converter. For safety, modern inertia reel seat belts have been fitted and the conversion to a single high-capacity 12-volt battery has taken place. Also included within the extensive history file are documents showing the comprehensive body and engine restoration. The fine example carries a current MoT test certificate valid until August 2024, an MGC workshop manual and a box of spares.
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