1970 MGC Roadster

Last of the line Roadster; University Motors supplied; power steering; a well sorted example

The last 176 MGCs were purchased jointly from the Abingdon factory by University Motors and Downton Performance in various states of completion - presumably at a knock-down price to be completed by the two firms. Their deal was that they had to be first registered to University Motors, thus making them second hand cars when delivered to their first real customers, presumably to distance MG from the end user as they had no control on the completion process. 

This smart BRG Roadster carries a plaque on the dash proclaiming it to have been supplied by them and records show it was orginally Sandy Beige, although the chassis number also states it was a GT which remains a mystery.

There are restoration photos dating from the early 2000s, showing a thorough restoration and the car was clearly a Roadster then, it maybe that things got swapped about when it was constructed by UML back in the day.

It was sold in 2005 by Bonhams, who stated the 33,000 miles then showing was believed correct, a figure which has risen to some 42,521 miles today which shows it has done little work since then at the very least.

It sports attractive BRG paintwork and cream leather upholstery and comes with an overdrive and MGOC hydraulic power steering making it most appealing to drive. It also sits on wire wheels and has a stainless exhaust.

There are lots of old MOTs in the history file and notes which state it was sold in 2008 to Malvern, 2011 saw it in Helston, Cornwall and then it was taken to Jersey in 2013. During this period, it was looked after by Le Riche, the local experts on the island.

In 2016 it came back to Herefordshire and its owner enjoyed trips to Bordeaux, Spain and Portugal.

This interesting and well presented MGC comes with University Motors provenance and makes a practical, rapid and easy to use package.  

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Reg No: ELF698J
Chassis Number: GLD170359
Engine Number: 2996H4580
Engine Size: 2912CC
Docs: V5C, 12 old MOT's, Photographs, Invoices.

Sale Section & Buyers Premium (ex VAT): Car 12%, Minimum £150

Estimate: £22,000-24,000

Lot 82

Lot ended

Wednesday 14/09/2022

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