1968 MGC Roadster
Location: United Kingdom
The MGC was a 2912cc straight six version of the MGB, sold from 1967 and produced through to August 1969. In the twin SU carburettor form used in the MGC, the 2912cc engine produced 145 bhp at 5250 rpm. The body shell needed considerable revisions around the engine bay and to the floor pan, but externally the only differences were a distinctive bonnet bulge to accommodate the relocated radiator and a teardrop for carburettor clearance. It had different brakes from the MGB, 15 inch wheels with a lower geared rack and pinion steering and special torsion bar suspension with telescopic dampers.
The MGC Roadster offered here is an April 1968 home market registered example, supplied new by University Motors Limited of London to its first owner. Finished in Tartan Red with Black leather interior this stunning example was specified with the following factory options; Wire wheels, Overdrive, Heater, Pack away hood and Tonneau cover. Purchased by its current owner in 1980 an avid MG enthusiast, who undertook a no expense spared restoration. Works included removing the engine, gearbox and stripping the whole body, before a bare metal respray. The car was also subject to a full mechanical overhaul including engine, gearbox, differential, suspension and braking system. Other notable works included; re-chroming, new interior trim including carpets, new mohair hood and re-wiring.
Offered for sale with a history file containing a current V5 registration document an MOT valid until May 2023, numerous invoices and other related material.