MGC GT Automatic
    
 
MGC GT Automatic
Technical Specification

Mark & Model MGC GT Automatic
Year 1969
Registration plate UK registered
Chassis Number G-CD1/7476-G
Engine Number 29G-RC-H/4431
Engine Capacity 2912 cc
Transmissions 3-speed automatic
Mileage 48,000
Body style 2-door Coupe
Interior color Black leather
Exterior color Tartan Red
Seating capacity 2 + 2
Wheels and Tyres Steel wheels
Asking Price £ POA
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. This late model GT was first registered in May 1969, having been supplied new by Ruette Braye Motors in Guernsey and is one of only 335 automatics produced for the home market. It found its way to Jersey in the 1970's and was only used sparingly since. It was sold through ourselves in 2014 to a UK-based MGC enthusiast and had only covered some 39,000 miles to that point. The new owner then undertook a program of restoration and improvement works to the car and re-registered it with an age-related UK number. The MGC changed hands again in late 2017 and has subsequently received a further raft of mechanical upgrades and improvements (listed below ‘Mechanical’).
 
 
 
Little expense has been spared in restoring and uprating this car to an excellent condition - adding sensible performance, handling and comfort upgrades at the same time. The car is very usable and provides a great driving experience as a result. The MGC comes with a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate and a good history file covering the recent works carried out (2015 onward).
 
The restoration work in 2015 included some panel work repair / replacement and a full repaint in the original Tartan Red. Subsequent works have included the fitment of a new windscreen and colour matched Webasto sunroof. The front end of the vehicle has been vinyl wrapped to protect the paintwork.
 
 
 
A later MGB centre console has been fitted with appropriate instruments, which also provides a comfortable arm rest and some storage. A new music system has been installed. Some interior trim has been restored; the seat bases have been upgraded and the seats retrimmed in black leather with white piping. The car has an uprated heater matrix and a rare factory-fit heated rear window.
 
As part of the work carried out in 2015, the car received a mechanical overhaul which included an engine rebuild by marque specialists The Village Garage in East Grinstead, with an unleaded head fitted and some performance upgrades for fast road use, including larger SU carburettors with K&N air filters and an improved exhaust manifold. The auto gearbox was overhauled, with a new inhibitor switch and seals. As part of the second tranche of work in 2018, the car received: • a new radiator and Revotec dual electric fan • electric power steering • new shocks front & rear – uprated telescopic conversion • upgraded brake calipers, new brake discs and a new brake servo • a Maniflow exhaust system • banded original wheels to allow the fitment of more modern, wider tyres Since 2015, nearly £30,000 has been spent on the vehicle and as might be anticipated, it is in excellent mechanical condition.
 
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