1968 MG C ROADSTER (SUPERB EXAMPLE) – SOLD
By the late sixties, it was clear that MG had a great car with the MG B but many owners were requesting more power and by 1967 the MG C was conceived and muted to be the replacement for the historic Healey 3000!
However, the press and indeed customers were not impressed with early reports of a heavy front end provoking understeer and this did irrevocable damage to the car’s desirability and after only two years in production, the project was killed off.
So today with only 4000 roadsters built the MG C has become a sought after rarity and with modern designed tyres and mild tweaking of the suspension they now drive as they should have in the sixties.
With ongoing maintenance and paintwork which still looks fresh today this 145 bhp classic drives really well with a torquey engine and slick overdrive gearbox.
This is a grand touring car and the six-cylinder engine really transforms the MG into a super useable cruiser and with the overdrive, long trips are a delight.
There is a good history file with invoices, mots and work carried out mainly by MG owners club workshop and the MG C gurus MG Motorsport more recently at a cost of £1700 who carried out upgrades and rebuilt the engine a few years ago also:
Adjustable shock absorbers
Suspension/steering set up
Stainless fuel tank
Restored by a leading specialist around 2008 inc engine rebuild etc she is still in beautiful condition and finished in Tartan red with black leather looks stunning with chrome wire wheels and overdrive. The upgrades and set up make her a great drivers car with a handling balance superior to standard Cs.
With the rarity factor, it will not be long for these value for money cars to increase value in line with other brands.
Supplied fully inspected, serviced with 12 months warranty.