MG MGC GT ‘1967

Fully restored with high standards.
Chassisnr. GCD1U/2762G
Original C-series 6-cylinder engine, engine nr. 29GA/RC/H429
Original Borg-Warner 3-speed automatic gearbox
British Racing Green Color
Brown Leather interior
Odometer 59500 miles.
Registered as a historic vehicle.
Fresh Mot/Tüv inspection done in 06/2022.
Will be sold by Collecting Cars online auction in the end of January!
– Sold to Neer, Netherlands –

MGB, introduced in 1962 is synonymous with the classic sports car. It was popular across class boundaries especially in the 1960s, and no wonder why. Its body was beautiful and light, and the car had excellent driving characteristics.

In October 1967 British Motor Company Launched MGC in Earls Court Motor Show. Grand Tourer Sports car and Roadster were designed to replace the Austin-Healey 3000. MGB’s monocoque structure was able to be used also with a bigger engines than the four cylinder BMC’s 1800 cc B-series.

So the big difference from MGB was under the bulging bonnet of MGC: Newly developed, massive BMC’s C-series 3 litre straight six engine with twin SU Carburetors, producing 145 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque. MGC was the most powerful MG ever made, even comparing to the later MGB GT V8 with lighter alloy Rover V8.

The big iron engine required further development of the MGB in all technical aspects of the car to match the car’s handling capabilities: including the car’s steering, brakes and suspension, and inch-bigger, 15-inch wheels.

Between 1967 and 1969 only 4 457 MGC GT’s were built together with a few more of roadsters made. Young Prince Charles was one of those who enjoyed about driving the MGC GT, and he later gave the car to his son William.

This ‘1967 MGC GT with original automatic gearbox has been sold as new to Sacramento, California, United States. Later it has been imported to Germany. In Finland the MGC GT was imported in 1999 by MG enthusiast I. Arvio. Car was in highly original condition, but in need of restoration. In 2005 I. Arvio sold the car to E.Rintala from Ylivieska, Finland.

During Rintala’s ownership the car has been completely restored:

The car was totally dismantled to the parts. The body has been blasted, refurbished and painted in the original British Racing Green shade, all the inside, outside and underneath. The restoration has been made to high standards and the car looks stunning also underneath, including all the sandblasted and repainted axles and leafsprings and other refurbished or renewed steering and suspension parts. The engine has been rebuilt with new original parts including new piston rings, bearings, waterpump. Only 59 000 miles driven engine is still in its original standard size. The car’s electricities have been refurbished and all the brakes and exhaust renewed.

Original, 15 inch wire wheels have been refurbished and installed with new tires.

The interior has been re-upholstered with original shades and shapes of genuine brown leather. Roof upholstery is renewed. Dashboard, gauges and radio have been refurbished. The original steering wheel is untouched and in original condition.

The car’s original SU carburetors have been refurbished and adjusted and the car is running and and everything is working great. The Borg-Warner automatic works perfectly. Really smooth and proper Grand Tourer to drive!

The restoration was finished and car was registered as a historic vehicle in December 2019.

Fresh Mot/Tüv inspection is done in 06/2022 and valid until 2026.

Located in Vantaa, Finland – 30 minutes from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. Views by appointment only.

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