Introduced in October 1967, the MGC was the first ‘high performance’ version of the MGB, using a BMC C series, 6-cylinder engine of 2912cc, developed from that used in the Austin Healey 3000 and Austin Westminster.
The MGC was not simply a tuned MGB – it was a considerably re-engineered car, with new torsion bar front suspension; uprated braking; new, stronger, all synchromesh gearbox with optional overdrive and it rode on 15” wheels, instead of 14” as on the MGB.
This grand tourer was not as popular as the MGB however, and production ceased in summer 1969 after just over 9000 had been built.
First registered in 1968, this is an original UK matching numbers car, with British Motor Industry Heritage certificate. A long MOT history (from 1990 to 2016) is on file, together with old tax discs, receipts for work carried out etc.