1970 MG C GT

Guide Price: £16,000 to £20,000

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Manufacturer:  MG
First Registered:  1970
Model:  C GT
Registration No:  FLE 666J
Mileometer:  78,000
Chassis No:  GCD1-7456G
MOT:  23 April 2020
Colour:  Green

The MGC was produced from 1967 to August 1969, and was intended as a replacement for the Austin Healey 3000. The first engine to be considered was a six-cylinder version of the BMC B-Series, but the production versions used a 7 main bearing development of the C-Series that was also to be used for the Austin 3 Litre saloon. In twin SU carburettor form the MGC the engine produced 145 bhp at 5250 rpm. The body shell needed considerable revision in the engine bay and 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, a lower geared steering rack and special torsion bar suspension with telescopic dampers. Like the MGB, it was available as a GT and Roadster. An overdrive gearbox or three-speed automatic gearbox were available as options. The car was capable of 120 mph and a 0–60 mph time of 10.0 seconds.

The MGC GT offered here is described by the vendor as a great car that drives very well, with an excellent engine, gear box and overdrive. The car benefited from a body restoration in 2010, since when it has only done 3,000 miles, and which included a new near side front wing, and has held up very well. This MGC is also said to benefit from a Downton cylinder head and triple SU Carburettors, a Maniflow (?) 6 branch manifold and a stainless steel twin exhaust system, which give superb performance, it feels a lot quicker than standard, and sound great. We have driven this car and can confirm that the car looks great, sounds great and drives without fault. A new brake servo, new front calipers and brake pads have recently been fitted, the original steering rack has been overhauled, new Gaz adjustable shock absorbers and polyurethane bushes have been fitted to the front suspension. The car has also recently been fitted with a Revotech fan, replacing the previously fitted electric fan, which is working well, it has also had a recent rolling road setting up session at Sigma Engineering, where they fitted an electronic ignition system. The car sits on the correct steel wheels, which have just been powder coated and fitted with brand new Avon tyres with new chrome trims, has the original leather bound steering wheel, original seat belts and the leather seats have a good patina.

This is a very late example, that is a University Motors car, which is showing 77,000 miles which is believed, but also not warranted. With only 4 owners from new, this is a rare chance to own a good useable and rare classic that can be driven comfortably in modern traffic. Over 500,000 MGBs were built in total, of these only 4,457 were  MGC GTs. A rare and desirable MG, which comes with a Heritage Certificate. Since 2010, the car has been MoT'd 9 times, it has never failed or had any advisories shown.

A walkaround video of the car can be found here: https://youtu.be/Pu-MA6fQSsQ

Note: This description is provided by the vendor and unless otherwise stated is 'Not Verified' by Barons or any person employed by Barons. Prospective purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any statements made, whether they be statements of fact or opinion.

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