1968 MGC Roadster Automatic

Highlights

  • Lots of history
  • One family owned for the majority of its life
  • Low miles
  • Very original condition

The Background

The MG MGC is a very interesting beast, the combination of shoehorning in a massive new BMC engine, the C-series OHV seven-bearing straight-six, packing 2,912 cc and twin-SU carburettors, into the MGB shell, with a coupe-convertible roof.

This one has the optional 3 speed automatic transmission which is well suited to the torquey 3 Litre engine. Having a production run of only 4500 between 67-69 the automatic is a rarity with very few examples rumoured to still exist. It is a good looking car with a powerful engine and certainly has some rarity about the bodywork.

 

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The History

A very very original car with tons of history, this car has been in the same family since 1974 and was owned and used by the vendors mother for years. Every MOT certificate is there, every single receipt for all the work ever done on the vehicle is present, including the original payment cheque for its purchase by the current keepers family which is a lovely addition! 

Clearly the family have loved and used this car and have made sure to document and detail its life and history.  Loads of paperwork including an original workshop manual. This car has had no expense spared and thousands have been spent over the years. It was treated to a full body respray in 1991, with further part body paintwork carried out in 2005 It has had touch ups and areas done as needed since. 

It is a very original car with a lovely back story being owned by one family pretty much its whole life.

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The Paperwork

V5 is present, loads of paperwork is included including a workshop manual, all of its MOT certificates through the years and receipts for all the work and servicing it has ever had done, an incredible amount of paperwork and history here including the receipt of purchase and a copy of the cheque. The car currently has an MOT which expires on the 22nd of June 2022. It is of course eligible for MOT exemption so if the new owner choses not to renew the MOT it can be registered quite simply with the DVLA as exempt.

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The Interior

The interior is completely original, black on black with chrome trims and leather seats with white piping on the door cards and seats to match the exterior bodywork. It retains a wonderful original feel, everything works including the radio and even  the little map lamps which are a nice touch!

It also has some interesting aftermarket features including a Beltek cassette hifi player with Beltek Magna sound speakers and all the speakers work. Everything for the most part in really nice original fully working condition. The driver's seat is the only negative point which could do with a restoration as it has seen better days. Besides that a lovely original interior, showing off its patina proudly. 

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The Exterior

Exterior is white with chrome trims and the iconic black MGC coupe-convertible hardtop. The paint is in overall good condition, with a few areas that could do with some attention due to some rust starting to show through around the headlights.

It features knock-off fitment wire wheels. Light lenses are all clear and clean. Overall a very original feeling car which would not take much TLC to really take its condition to the next level.

There is also a soft top conversion unit and tonneau cover included in the sale.

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The Mechanics

Mechanically in good shape, everything works and everything is very original. The 3L C-series OHV seven-bearing straight-six, is unmolested and original, having never been rebuilt. And the automatic gearbox is also original and moves up and down the gears as it should.

No expense has been spared on servicing and maintenance and when the car has needed repair it has got what has been needed. This combined with the low milage for its age brings a car which is very mechanically sound. Underbody could also benefit from some TLC. Under the bonnet is not the cleanest however this should not detract from the fact that the car has been well maintained.

The vendor reports that the odometer stopped working a couple of weeks ago, he has had this diagnosed as needing a replacement drive angle on the gearbox but has run out of time to source and have fitted.

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The Appeal

A very original, decades-long family owned MGC with tons of history, finally ready to move on to a new home. With loads of character and a great back story this rare-bodied MGC is a real find for the discerning buyer. 



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Auction Details
  • Year 1968
  • Make MG
  • Model MGC
  • Colour White
  • Mileage 65,471 Miles
  • Engine size 2912
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Edinburgh
  • County Scotland
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
20 Bids
  • chelsea•••• £15,500 05/04/22
  • mgcbria•••• £15,250 05/04/22
  • chelsea•••• £15,000 05/04/22
  • mgcbria•••• £14,750 05/04/22
  • chelsea•••• £14,500 05/04/22
  • chelsea•••• £14,250 05/04/22
  • mgcbria•••• £14,000 05/04/22
  • chelsea•••• £13,750 05/04/22
  • mgcbria•••• £13,500 05/04/22
  • chelsea•••• £13,250 05/04/22

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