1968 MGC Roadster

***Vendor supplied images***

Highlights

  • Recently had a full service, new exhaust, and four new tyres
  • Dry stored for many years as part of a private collection
  • Highly original both inside and out
  • Vendor if happy to accommodate viewings and answer any questions

The Appeal


One of the most evolved of MG's range of top-notch top-down sports cars, the MGC was only on the market for 2 years - which in retrospect, feels rather like a crime. With a huge engine upgrade from a 1.8L B-Series to the new 2.9L C-Series engine, it was an evolution of the MGB before it - but in terms of performance, it felt more like a revolution.

The MGC has come a rare, desirable classic - and this 1968 example is particularly fine, having been stored in dry conditions as part of a private collection for many years. It's recent been brought back to the world with a programme of mechanical work, and now offers a charming 50-year-patina with a solid chassis that's ready for the road.

 
 

The History and Paperwork

  • Registered in 1968
  • In a private collection from 1983 onwards
  • The DVLA records the car as having 2 previous keepers
  • However, there is no paperwork or V5 available
  • As a result, it'll need to be properly registered
  • Part of a collection of cars, dry stored for many years until the owner sadly passed away
  • Currently indicates 91,471 miles on a five-figure odometer

 
 

The Condition

  • Bodywork shows age-commensurate wear, as shown in photos
  • White paintwork has signs of corrosion and a few scuffs and scrapes
  • Underside in good order due to dry storage and looks solid
  • Wheels are in good order, with a full set of new tyres
  • Original black leather seats with white piping, showing patina and age-related wear
  • Dashboard in good order, free from cracks
  • Carpets in average condition
  • Tonneau cover in good order
  • Ultimately, the car is in charming age-commensurate order

 
 

The Mechanics

  • 2.9L C-Series I6 powerplant
  • Manual transmission with 4 gears
  • The vendor reports that the car is running
  • However, it may require tuning and final checks before road use
  • Recently had a full service
  • New exhaust fitted
  • Various other work done to get it in running order

 

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Auction Details
  • Year 1968
  • Make MG
  • Model MGC
  • Colour White
  • Mileage 91,471 Miles
  • Engine size 2912
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Horsham
  • County Sussex
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
35 Bids
  • mgcbria•••• £11,751 01/07/24
  • DWills7•••• £11,501 01/07/24
  • mgcbria•••• £11,251 01/07/24
  • DWills7•••• £11,001 01/07/24
  • mgcbria•••• £10,751 01/07/24
  • DWills7•••• £10,501 01/07/24
  • mgcbria•••• £10,251 01/07/24
  • mgcbria•••• £10,001 01/07/24
  • DWills7•••• £10,000 01/07/24
  • mgcbria•••• £9,900 01/07/24

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