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The Audrain Concours Auction / 1968 MG C Roadster Chassis no. GCN1U/3076G

Lot 107
1968 MG C Roadster
Amended
30 September 2022, 16:00 EDT
Newport, Rhode Island, International Tennis Hall of Fame

Lot to be sold without reserve

US$30,000 - US$40,000

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1968 MG C Roadster
Chassis no. GCN1U/3076G


2,912cc OHV Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
2 SU Carburetor
145bhp at 5,200rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission with Overdrive
Front Independent Suspension – Live Rear Axle
Front Disc – Rear Drum Brakes

*Three owners from new
*In the present family ownership since 1987
*Accompanied by its British Motor Heritage Certificate
*A factory MGB and Austin-Healey 3000 hybrid


THE MGC

Conceived as replacement for the aging Austin-Healey 3000, the MGC debuted in 1967 powered by a 2,912cc, six-cylinder, seven main bearing power plant. Persuading the larger engine to fit into the MGB resulted in a number of changes, not the least of which was the adoption of a new front cross member and torsion bar springing for the front suspension, while the bonnet was given its characteristic bulge.

The 'C' excelled as a Grand Tourer, its high axle ratio - 100mph equating to just 3,750rpm in overdrive - making for effortless high-speed cruising. The MGC model lasted for just two years, production ceasing in 1969 after around 9,000 cars had been built.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This lovely MGC is a fine example of one of the rarest iterations of the MGB. Finished in classic British Racing Green over Black Vinyl with matching black top and full cabin tonneau cover, this stylish Roadster was the subject of an older restoration that has held up well over the years. Mellowing into a nice driver, it was acquired from the second owner in Kansas in 1987 and has been sympathetically recommissioned and enjoyed as part of the current owner's stunning collection. Accompanied by its British Motor Heritage Certificate, it is described by the vendor as a fine driving machine with an electronic overdrive that works smoothly for comfortable highway cruising. Riding on 72 spoke chrome wire rims and fitted with dual brake boosters, it is said to stop as well as it goes.

With less than 9000 built and few in the US, the MGC is a standout at British car events. With its prodigious power, it is perhaps the best MG for use in today's modern traffic. This MGC is fit for road and rally use or as a local car show entry.

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Please note, this lot is not subject to import duty.

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