<b>1968 MG C Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GCN1U/8139G<br />Engine no. 29GA/RU/H358

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Lot 115
1968 MG C Roadster

Sold for US$ 25,850 inc. premium
1968 MG C Roadster
Chassis no. GCN1U/8139G
Engine no. 29GA/RU/H358

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

*Well restored by a marque enthusiast
*Well sorted and great driving example
*Nice knock off "Mini-Lite" wheels
*Smart-looking roadster version of MG's high-speed 'C'


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 and lazy engine - 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 great example of the seldom seen MGC roadster was well restored by a marque enthusiast very familiar with these cars. The nuts and bolts restoration was done to a high standard both cosmetically and mechanically. A surprisingly quick car it is also tight and sold on the road.

Nicely finished in British racing green over black and rolling on a set of English made knock off Mini-Lite wheels. The engine compartment is particularly impressive and well detailed. When admiring the motor one is struck by the amount of re-engineering required to fit the large six-cylinder engine. Equipped with tall gearing and over drive this MG is quite at home at highway speeds.

Fitted with a fresh top the MGC is ready for touring or showing. With less than 9000 built and few in the US the MGC is always a standout at British car events. With its prodigious power, it is perhaps the best MG for use in today's modern traffic. Offered with a full complement of original paperwork this a great example of a rare car.

Footnotes

  • Please note this vehicle is titled under model year 1969

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, the title for this vehicle is in transit.
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<b>1968 MG C Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GCN1U/8139G<br />Engine no. 29GA/RU/H358
<b>1968 MG C Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GCN1U/8139G<br />Engine no. 29GA/RU/H358
<b>1968 MG C Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GCN1U/8139G<br />Engine no. 29GA/RU/H358
<b>1968 MG C Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GCN1U/8139G<br />Engine no. 29GA/RU/H358
<b>1968 MG C Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GCN1U/8139G<br />Engine no. 29GA/RU/H358
<b>1968 MG C Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GCN1U/8139G<br />Engine no. 29GA/RU/H358
<b>1968 MG C Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GCN1U/8139G<br />Engine no. 29GA/RU/H358
<b>1968 MG C Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GCN1U/8139G<br />Engine no. 29GA/RU/H358
<b>1968 MG C Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GCN1U/8139G<br />Engine no. 29GA/RU/H358
<b>1968 MG C Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GCN1U/8139G<br />Engine no. 29GA/RU/H358
<b>1968 MG C Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GCN1U/8139G<br />Engine no. 29GA/RU/H358
<b>1968 MG C Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GCN1U/8139G<br />Engine no. 29GA/RU/H358
<b>1968 MG C Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GCN1U/8139G<br />Engine no. 29GA/RU/H358
<b>1968 MG C Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GCN1U/8139G<br />Engine no. 29GA/RU/H358
<b>1968 MG C Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GCN1U/8139G<br />Engine no. 29GA/RU/H358
<b>1968 MG C Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GCN1U/8139G<br />Engine no. 29GA/RU/H358
<b>1968 MG C Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GCN1U/8139G<br />Engine no. 29GA/RU/H358
<b>1968 MG C Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. GCN1U/8139G<br />Engine no. 29GA/RU/H358
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