This is a rare roadster treat at a value price. The 1969 MG MGC is the more powerful and low-production kin to the MGBs we all know, so to have this distinct droptop available today is an exceptional opportunity.
You know these classic proportions well. This very European silhouette with delicate chrome bumpers, full-length sweeping trim, and just a hint of tailfin looks excellent. It’s the unmistakable look of the MGB... But then you notice the distinct hood with the power bulge. It’s the telltale sign of the rare MGC. We’ll talk about the added power in a moment, but first, let’s appreciate this rare British treat – production numbers are reported as little as under 4,600 roadsters ever built. The extra power means this is a better grand touring machine than the MGB. So, the rear luggage rack and larger 15-inch wire wheels just seem to be a better fit for a true weekend getaway machine. Plus, you get some great additions that come with the sale like a roll bar, removable hardtop, and plenty of other accessories to enjoy this sports car to the fullest.
Not much had to be changed from the MGB for the MGC interior. After all, the feeling from the driver’s bucket seat is sung but comfortable. And everything is easily reached from the heat/defrost control, to the black folding roof. You take full control with the grippy three-spoke steering wheel, and beyond that, you’ll love watching the full Smiths gauge package do its dance. The whole experience makes you feel part of the car as the wind whips through the cabin, and that’s the true point of a British roadster.
The moment you open the hood, you can tell there has been some serious care given to this car. The MGC had 50% more cylinders and 50% more displacement than the MGB, and that makes it quite desirable today. That’s why there has been a lot of time invested in this powerplant. You see it in the correct minty green block of the 2912cc inline six. The whole engine bay is a tidy setup with fresh components, and there’s a clean look to the twin SU carburetors. With such a nice restoration, someone else will get to enjoy this hard work. As a true grand touring machine, the MGC received a special front suspension package, upgraded front disc brakes, and had the enhanced power to accommodate the three-speed automatic transmission.
This car has been a labor of love, and we have a ton of receipts and the owner’s manual to prove it. You know MGCs don’t come around too often, so act now on this well-sorted and affordable example before it’s too late. Call now!!