The MGC is an undeniably attractive car and the 2,912cc straight-six gives it the get up and go that is missing in the MGB. Add Pale Primrose paintwork and you have one of the nicest driver’s classics on the road.
This MGC was first registered on the 1st April 1969 but the first owner was no fool – the C is an eminently practical and enjoyable car. There is no real history with it and little is known of its early days. A previous auction listing reports that the car’s first owner kept it for three years before selling it to a colleague who owned it for 24 years – 18 of which it spent in storage.
There are receipts for parts and work dating back to 1976, but these cover only the regular attention a classic car needs. A walnut dash kit was fitted in 2000 and so were four chrome wire wheels. The following year the car was supplied and fitted with a duck canvas hood from the Don Trimming Company and in 2003 it received a B&G tonneau cover.
The recorded mileage is 69,002 and the 16 old MOTs and the extended periods in storage (23 years in all) would suggest that this figure is correct although it cannot be verified. The car is in extremely smart condition having been recommissioned following a further five-year period in storage and carries an advisory–free MOT until January 2021.