1969 MG MGC Convertible
When it comes to engines, the preeminent design is the
straight-six. No other powertrain is as smooth-spinning or as
vibration-free as the inline six-cylinder and all because of the
inherent balance of its evenly distributed power strokes. Compared
to the vibrating nature of the inline-four and the lazy V-8, the
straight-six is in a league all its own. Perhaps that is why many
automotive engineers have long considered it the ultimate engine
For consignment looking like an everyday MGB only this car with a
rare twist...it's a 6-cylinder and in MGC form. A mere 2,483
convertibles made it to the US shores. Mainly due to the
introduction of the new TR6 and Triumph 6T-6 coupe which was stiff
competition. Still though, this car has its fans due to its
6-cylinder engine, same looks as the MGB, and unitized body, as
compared to the rattles of the Triumphs body on frame construction.
This solid British Racing Green sports car has only 41,000 original
miles and a top speed of 125MPH, which when you are in its
confines, is plenty!
This solid MGC utilizes a nice mix of chromed non 5 mph crash
bumpers, a small shiny grille up front, and various attached
trimmings which are all glowing and nicely preserved. British
Racing Green bathes steel panels which are rust free and minding
their gaps very nicely. A long trim spear runs the length of the
beltline of this car on either side, and below are 15-inch Rudge
type wire wheels. On top a black canvas top which spends most of
its time in the down position, is a bit rumpled and will need to
stay up for a bit to stretch it back out. It is in fair condition
though and has a slightly yellowed rear trio of plastic windows
within it. There are a few areas of tears and one that has been
stitched over but it's doubtful if it retains its waterproof
qualities. When down it is neatly hidden under a near perfect
tonneau cover also in black canvas. Larger cathedral style
taillights sit vertically on an angle on either back corner and
another shiny bumper with simple vertical push bars on it frames
the bottom of this car. All in excellent condition, paint
presenting well, and a beautiful tone, still deep color and
As a Triumph owner I've always thought the MG's were the wealthy
man's sports car mainly due to their interior finishes. This car
has 2 high back leather buckets with large headrests on top. The
passenger seat shows some wear on the leather at the bottom of the
back. These have the center hump between them, and a small plastic
molded console which houses the shift lever and drink holders. Up
to the dash where it is all black padded leather with neatly inset
gauges with shiny bezels and a few additional black plastic knobs.
An original banjo style steering wheel fronts this nicely appointed
dash, and to the drivers right is a central panel with no radio
just a warning light and some toggles for hazards and headlights.
Black carpeting for the floors including a small storage space
behind the buckets, mostly filled by the top when in the down
Under the hood is all buttoned up and very British in its 3.0 Liter
inline 6-cylinder configuration. This mill is fed by 2 SU HS6 Carbs
and a 4-speed manual transmission with overdrive is on back. There
is a 3.07 final drive gear in the rear axle. All is very spiffy for
this engine bay with fully restored engine and bolt ons and a
nicely painted BRG valve cover. Consigner stated horsepower rating
is at 145.
Known for their tight unibody construction and their torsion bar
and leaf spring suspension for the ultimate handling, this MGC is
looking good underneath. Some parts have light surface rust but
certainly no invasive rust with all being structurally sound
underneath. Power disc brakes are upfront, and power drums for the
rear. Tube shocks are also on all 4 corners.
I just love anything British so I was the chosen one for the test
drive. Here she performed very well with better than Triumph
handling, a little less then Triumph power, but there is still
plenty of it to produce a thrilling ride. It is a nice cruiser with
the OD, and interior comfort is nice and roomy. All functions were
working nicely during my test ride.
All nicely adorned in no crash bumpers just pure chrome, nice BRG
paint, and those Rudge wire wheels are truly the classic look for
this 6-cylinder. The top may need some attention, or simply just
leave it down all the time! 41K miles, well maintained and all
looking good on all aspects of this sports car from jolly old
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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vehicle in person.