Lot 78 (Chateau Impney, 9th December 2015)
Registration No: OJN145F
Chassis No: GCN12155G
Mot Expiry: June 2016
- 1 of just 4,542 examples made and MOTs back to 1987 @ 28,973 miles
- Recent extensive structural and cosmetic restoration by M.R.S. Classics
- Unleaded conversion (2001), fresh clutch and MOT'd till June 2016
Intended as a flagship sports car to replace the Austin-Healey 3000, the MG C was introduced in the autumn of 1967. With some 145bhp on tap, the model could complete the 0-60mph dash in around 10 seconds and hit 120mph flat out. It was nevertheless axed just two years later, after a mere 4,544 Roadsters had been made. That relative lack of period sales success only serves to make it more collectible today.
This very smartly-presented example was the subject of a recent extensive bodywork restoration by marque specialist M.R.S. Classics of Drayton Bassett, during which attention was paid to its floor, inner and outer sills, rear wings, suspension mounts and doors - the company also installed a new clutch and carpet set. The C comes complete with invoices detailing: unleaded fuel conversion (2001), reconditioned brake callipers (2003), new wire wheels (2005), and new parabolic springs, polyurethane bushes and overhauled stub axles (2009). Indicating a total of 68,213 miles and resplendent in the popular combination Red bodywork and Black interior trim, 'OJN 145F' is also accompanied by photographs of the restoration and MOTs dating back to 1987 (at an indicated mileage of 28,973), plus one valid to June 10th 2016.