1968 MGC GT (1968)




The arrival of the MGC in 1967 was greeted with mixed reactions both from enthusiasts and the motoring press. It can be described as one of the most controversial sports cars ever produced from Abingdon and during its short life (1967-1969) the car was never short of attention.
The arrival of the MGC was partly due to the flagging sales of the Austin Healey 3000 and the fact that the original design of the MGB monocoque structure was capable of taking larger power units than the original 1800cc engine as fitted to the MGB GT. BMC were looking at larger engine versions of the MGB as early as 1963 and they wanted to see a car marketed in both MG and Austin Healey forms. The MGC was the result of that development work by BMC and as such the MGC was fitted with a 3.0L Straight 6 engine that had been developed in-house.
The MGC that we have available has been the subject of an extensive restoration completed in the early 2000s. The extensive file that comes with the car has many receipts for the parts used and work done, in the main by the MGOC (Workshop), MGB Hive and other specialist parts suppliers.
This car is in good smart and drivable condition, with no visible rot in the sills, door bases or on any other part of the bodywork or chassis.  Both the underside of the car and under the bonnet are clean with no visible oil leaks from either the engine or gearbox, and although all the electrics on the car all work well they could do with tidying up to make them more presentable.
This car is NOT fitted with overdrive, BUT we can source and fit an overdrive if requested for approx. £900.
The car has good paintwork for its age which is red in colour and that has weathered well. The car also benefits from very nice, polished chrome brightwork all around. The interior is black Leatherette with red piping with black floor carpets which are also all in good presentable condition but, in our opinion, the headlining would need to be replaced to improve its look.
This car shows a mileage of 52,082 miles on the clock and has had eight former keepers.
The car has a nicely patinated (non-original) wood rimmed steering wheel and has been fitted with an aftermarket Pioneer stereo with USB, AUX and Bluetooth connectivity. The car has also been fitted with aftermarket Pioneer door speakers.
This car offers the perfect entry into classic car ownership, being extremely reliable and usable which can also easily keep up with modern traffic. The car offers the new custodian the opportunity to be able to use it and enjoy it whilst also improving it as they go.
We always encourage prospective buyers to view historic vehicles and steam engines in person prior to purchase. This car is advertised for sale by Berrybrook Motors Ltd on behalf of the owner and seller.
Please contact us to arrange a viewing. 
Please ask about our flexible part-exchange options. Delivery can be arranged to anywhere in the UK, and beyond, at buyer's expense.

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  • Mileage: 52,100
  • Year: 1968
  • Doors: 3
  • Body type: Coupe
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Red


  • Engine layout: Front Engined
  • Aspiration: Normally Aspirated
  • Engine size (Litres): 3.0
  • Engine configuration: 6 cylinder
  • Cylinders: 6
  • Driven wheels: Rear Wheel Drive

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Berrybrook Motors Ltd

Exeter, United Kingdom

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