Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1969
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Tahiti Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Spring Classics
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1
Tuesday 8 March 2011

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000
Registration Number: FWA 66H
Chassis Number: GCD 14581

As the 6 cylinder version of the MGB sold from 1967 to1969, the MGC was intended as a replacement for the legendary Austin-Healey 3000. Initially intended to be powered by the Australian-designed 6 cylinder version of the B-Series, the production version instead used a 7 main bearing development of the C-Series, also used in the contemporary Austin 3-litre saloon. The engine produced 145bhp, with the only external differences from the MGB the distinctive bonnet bulges, one to accommodate a relocated radiator and a smaller teardrop one for carburettor clearance.

Other differences included brakes modified from the MGB, 15 inch wheels, lower-geared rack and pinion, and special torsion bar suspension with telescopic d