26th Apr, 2023 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

  Lot 36

1968 MG C Roadster

Sold for £21,375

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: PRE 550F
Chassis No: GCN12940G
MOT: March 2024

  • Fitted with electronic power steering and ignition plus 5-speed gearbox
  • Subject to an extensive restoration in the 2000's
  • Finished in Dark Blue with Black leather interior with mohair hood
  • 1 of just 1,403 home market cars and 87,500 recorded miles

Intended as a flagship sportscar to replace the Austin-Healey 3000, the MG C was introduced in autumn 1967 and powered by a 2912 cc OHV straight-six engine. A strong performer, it was reputedly capable of 0-60mph in 10 seconds and 120mph. However, MG chose to axe the model in 1969 after just 4,544 Roadsters and 4,458 GTs are understood to have been made.

First registered in the summer of 1968 (26th July, 1968), this is one of just one of just 1,403 home market MG Cs believed to have been produced and has had a large amount of money spent on it in the last 20 years, with limited mileage since. Finished in Dark Blue with a Black leather interior with a mohair hood, ‘PRE 550F’ was the subject of an extensive restoration some 20 years ago (a photographic record is available), with the work carried out to the exterior involving the fitment of new body panels and sills.

Mechanically, the engine has been overhauled, including a crank regrind, electronic ignition, high torque starter, alternator and electric fan, re-wiring, new brake parts including pipes, hubs, drums, discs, springs and Gaz shockers, plus new wire wheels. The MG C also benefits from a Ford type 9 5-speed gearbox and electric power steering installed. The interior has also been renewed, including seats, door cards, carpets, inertia belts, hood with folding frame and half tonneau and a nice Motolita steering wheel to finish off. The boot area, including the spare wheel cover and hydraulic boot support, have also been carpeted. Since the restoration, the car has covered less than 10k miles. Circa 87,500 miles are recorded presently. This is a lovely, useable MG C, now available due to the octogenarian owner having health challenges. For a new custodian, there is a new MOT and new tyres have been fitted recently.

For more information, please contact:
James McWilliam
07943 584760


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Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 26th Apr, 2023

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An auction of classic, collector and performance motorcars to be held in the beautiful surrounds of the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire.  

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