Wed, 16th Dec 2020 13:00

The Motor House, Warrington

 
  Lot 23
 

1968 MG C GT

Sold for £16,875

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: OON 466G
Chassis No: GCD14692G
MOT: February 2021

  • Current ownership since 2001, and serviced annually throughout, most recently in February 2020
  • Accompanied by a large history file, handbook, owner’s manual, and additional spares package
  • Subtly uprated for long-distance road runs and historic rallying
  • Webasto sunroof, twin-exhaust, and Kenlowe fan

Intended to replace the Austin-Healey 3000, the MGC was introduced in the autumn of 1967. While early reports criticised its 'nose heavy' handling, later ones were much kinder and, with 145bhp on tap, the model could complete the 0-60mph dash in 10 seconds and achieve 120mph flat out. Nevertheless, it was axed in 1969 after just 4,544 Roadsters and 4,458 GTs had been made, somewhat prematurely when considering the success University Motors subsequently enjoyed with the model.

Manufactured between October and November 1968 and dispatched 22nd November 1968, the MG was specified with the factory options of wire-wheels, heater, radio, cigar lighter, and 74-degree thermostat. This manual overdrive example has been in the current ownership for approximately twenty years, ‘OON 466G’ was subject to a comprehensive restoration between 1986 and 1990. Serviced annually since purchased by the vendor, the most recent service completed in February 2020, minimal mileage has completed since. Maintained and repaired by Doug Smith of MG Motorsport, the MGOC Workshop, and Halls Garage (MG Specialists) since purchase, the C GT has most recently been provided clutch remediation work in 2018, and carburettor overhaul and re-wiring including full new wiring loom and relay installation in 2017.

Comprehensively restored been 1986 and 1990, the MG has been mostly used for long-distance road runs and historic rallying, and subtly uprated accordingly. Furthermore, subject to respray and some bodywork in 2001-2 by the MGOC. Fitted with an MG Motorsport six-branch twin exhaust, high-torque starter (although the original is supplied too), a Kenlowe fan, and Brantz Rallymeter, the MGC additionally has a Webasto sunroof. Subject to an engine overhaul in current ownership, the MGC is furthermore accompanied by a sizeable history file which includes a large quantity of MOTs and invoices from the periods of 1979 to 1996 and 2001 to date, owner’s handbook and manual, Heritage Certificate, and V5C. Offered with a spare package comprising of four Minilte style wheels with tyres, original seat belts, trim, filter kit, electrical spares, fan parts, and more.

Vendor Condition Ratings:

Bodywork: 'Very Good'
Engine: ‘Very Good’
Electrical Equipment: 'Very Good'
Paintwork: 'Good-Very Good'
Gearbox: 'Very Good'
Interior Trim: 'Very Good'

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
paul.cheetham@handh.co.uk
07538 667452

 

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