Offered here is a beautiful 1968 MGC that we've just acquired from
its owner since the 1980s. This car has been lovingly cared for and
serviced during that tenure. The care and maintenance it has
received will be very clear when you see it and drive it. The MGC
debuted in 1967 and was intended as British Motor Corporation's
replacement for the Austin Healey 3000. Early press reviews were
less than positive often citing heavy steering. It was later
discovered however that press cars were delivered with under
inflated tires. Over time the MGC has gained respect. Compared to
Triumph's TR6 that followed it, the MGC's unit body construction
results in a more solid feel than the body on frame Triumph.
Equipped with modern radial tires properly inflated, the MGC is
indeed a very nice car to drive. Its torsion bar front suspension
absorbs rough surfaces well and overdrive equipped MGCs like ours
here make very comfortable long distance cruisers. Between the unit
body, torsion bar suspension and low overdrive provided rpms, the
MGC won't wear out its driver whether on day trip or an extended
tour. It's difficult to find much to fault on this one. The body is
solid without any rust issues. It wears an older paint job that is
still holding up very well. The finish is smooth and uniform and
there is no bubbling, blistering, or cracking. On close
examination, there is the occasional chip or nick but overall it's
very nice. The beautiful red paint appears all the sharper
contrasted against the car's chrome wire wheels. The chrome wires
are new as well as tires. The interior is excellent. Seats,
carpets, dash, door panels are all in great shape. The top is good
as well. Mechanically, is starts, runs, and stops very well. It has
good oil pressure and doesn't smoke or make any suspicious noises.
The inherent balance of the straight six engine provides a
particularly smooth feel and sound throughout the rev range. The
exhaust system is nearly new. Based on the car's prior good
maintenance and upkeep, we believe the prospect of "gotchas" on
this car is very low. The gearbox shifts well with good synchromesh
and the overdrive engages and disengages as it should. The MGC is
relatively rare with only 8999 built and less than 2500 MGC
convertibles sold in the U.S. during its production run. All things
considered, the MGC is a very nice combination of a fun, reliable,
classic British sports car that is still available at affordable
prices. Given recent price trends, the MGC is a car you can buy for
fun and enjoyment with the prospect of getting a financial return
when it's time to move on. For questions or to inspect and drive
this car, call or text Mike at 573-579-4617 or email to
[email protected] Thanks for looking!
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