1968 MG 30,000 GBP

1968 MGC in immaculate condition

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The MGC was firmly based on the MGB, and was intended as a replacement for the Austin-Healey 3000 which, by the time the MGC was announced in 1967, had had its day. It was powered by an in-line, six-cylinder, pushrod, OHV engine of 2912cc capacity that was capable of developing 150bhp. The bodyshell was essentially a basic MGB unit.

Both roadster and GT versions of the MGC were available, but the car was not received well by the press, despite the fact that it had a top speed approaching 120mph. They complained that its handling and acceleration were poor, and that it looked too much like the MGB. It was, however, a very good, long-legged touring car.

The MGC should have been one of the best-selling sports cars of all time, because in concept it offered a much improved performance over the MGB on which it was based, at a similarly low price. But sadly the MGC was to be very short lived, for in 1969 it was dropped from the MG range. No doubt that its poor reception by the press had affected sales, and by then MG had come within the British Leyland group, where Triumph products were looked upon with favour - and the MGC could have made life difficult for the Triumph TR6.

This particularly special example of the MGC roadster enjoyed a very cossetted life in Jersey until 2014 and was the subject of a ú14,000 restoration by the respected Naylor Bros, and has since had approximately six thousand pounds spent

Reference Number 415569

as of 5/23/2016

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Overview
Car 1968 MG
Exterior / Interior Color      Red /      Black 
Registration WGU 594F 
Condition Exceptional 
Configuration Right Hand Drive (RHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
Options Exterior: Wire wheels 
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