1968 MG C

GTS to Sebring specification

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1968
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Green/Yellow
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

COYS MG Live Festival Silverstone
Silverstone Circuit
Silverstone Nr. Towcester
Northampton
NN12 8TN
Saturday 11th July 2009
COYS MG Live Festival Silverstone
Silverstone Circuit
Silverstone Nr. Towcester
Northampton
NN12 8TN
Saturday 11th July 2009
Registration Number: ONJ 85F Chassis Number: GCD1757
Unlike the B which had its circuit debut some months after the car was first announced, the MGC seemed to be more of a homologation model. Built initially to race prior to its introduction to the public. Five shells were built with aluminium panels bonded and riveted to them which included wide wheel arches to cover the seven inch wheels. These shells were stored above the offices at Abingdon until after the launch after which the Competition Department then got to work on them. They built up two vehicles to include suspension, brakes, Perspex side windows and, of course, the engine. The first appearance in C guise was at the Sebring 12 hour race in March 1968 (hence the ‘S‘ d