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Restoration completed in 2003
One of only 1,757 units built for US export in 1969
Primrose Yellow exterior with black soft-top plus short, full tonneau covers
Black Connolly leather seats with correct 1969 headrests
Rare factory black hardtop
2.9L inline six-cylinder engine with dual SU HS6 one-inch carburetors
Four-speed manual transmission with overdrive
Factory chrome, 15-inch, 72-spoke double-laced wire wheels, including spare wire wheel
Tool kit includes knock-off wrench, lead hammer and jack in trunk
Documentation includes MGC handbook, MGC workshop manual, SU carburetor rebuild manual and the Best of C Notes manual
Long before there was a Mazda Miata, there were MGs. A pinnacle of 1960s simplicity and fun wrapped in a tidy package, many of these two-seaters found favor with drivers seeking an escape from Detroit’s much larger vehicles. MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to present this 1969 MG MGC, which replaced the beloved MGB.
This particular unit was one of only 1,757 built for export to the United States in 1969 and it was restored in 15 years ago.
Dressed in Primrose Yellow, the car’s paint and trim are in excellent order. The car’s glass panels, lights, and bodywork are all similarly spectacular. This car includes the rare factory hardtop in addition to the black soft-top, plus it comes with both short and full tonneau covers. The engine bay is quite tidy and the car’s chrome bumpers fit tightly to the body. Note that this roadster comes with three windshield wipers.
This MG rolls on Michelin XZX radials, size 165SR15 at all four corners and each tire surrounds a factory chrome, 72-spoke, double-laced wire wheel. There is also a spare wire wheel included. The car’s tool kit includes a knock-off wrench, lead hammer and a jack, all located in the boot (trunk).
Under the bonnet (hood) is a 2.9L straight six-cylinder engine with dual SU HS6 one-inch carburetors, making a spritely 145 horsepower, which is more than enough gusto to move this light car from a stop. Mated to the motor is a four-speed manual transmission with overdrive.
Inside, the car has black Connolly leather seats with the correct 1969 headrests. The seats are in very good order, as is the matching Wilton wool carpet. The three-spoke MG steering wheel is present and looks spiffy. The instrument panel is excellent while the inner door panels are in very good order. The shifter looks ready for action. Completing the interior is a Kenwood AM/FM stereo with cassette deck.
The MGC was a 2,912 cc, straight-six version of the MGB sold from 1967 and produced until August 1969 with some sales running on into 1970. The first engine to be considered was an Australian-designed six-cylinder version of the BMC B-Series but the production versions used a new seven-main-bearing development of the Morris Engines designed C-Series that was also to be used for the new Austin three-liter four-door saloon. The body shell needed considerable revisions around the engine bay and to the floor pan but externally, the only differences were a distinctive bonnet bulge to accommodate the relocated radiator and a teardrop for carburetor clearance. It had different brakes from the MGB, 15-inch wheels, a lower geared rack-and-pinion and special torsion bar suspension with telescopic dampers. Like the MGB, it was available as a coupé (GT) and roadster. An overdrive gearbox or three-speed automatic gearbox were available as options. The car was capable of 120 mph and a 0–60 mph time of 10.0 seconds.
Documentation includes MGC handbook, MGC workshop manual, SU carburetor rebuild manual and the Best of C Notes manual.
Competition to this MG in 1969 included Alfa-Romeo’s Spider Veloce, Chevrolet’s Corvair Convertible, Lotus’ Elan S4 Drophead and Porsche’s 911 Targa.
If you’re looking for a “mod” set of wheels to show you’re still “with it,” pop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars to look over this British roadster from a by-gone era.
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 39,747 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!
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