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Lot 059: MG C GT

Classic Car, Motorcycle & Automobilia, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (24 June 2009)

Introduced in 1967, the three-litre, six-cylinder MGC looked at first glance very similar in appearance to its little brother the MGB. But closer inspection revealed a bonnet 'bulge' and carburettor 'blister' together with torsion bar front suspension and 15 rather than 14-inch wheels, which signaled that this powerful little car meant business.

Using a tuned version of the C-Series engine found in the Austin 3-Litre saloon (an example of which features elsewhere in this sale), it produced 145bhp and could propel the car to 60mph in 10 seconds on its way to a top speed of 120mph. Less than 5,000 examples were made and all are now keenly sought after as they make excellent high speed cruisers.

First registered in October 1970, this particular car is one of the last ones made and looks most appealing in Gunmetal with cream leather trim. The vendor states that: "This car is in excellent condition having undergone extensive professional restoration work by Midlands Classic Car Restorations over the past four years including: a complete body restoration; full respray in Metallic Gunmetal Grey; complete rebuild of the original engine and gearbox including a new clutch; new tyres and chrome wire wheels. No expense has been spared to keep the car in top condition and over �20,000 has been spent on it to date. The car is in regular use and drives superbly. Modern traffic can just about keep up with it!" With an MOT until March 2010 and taxed until February, it is ready to drive away today.

Lot Details
Auction Classic Car, Motorcycle & Automobilia
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Leominster
TypeCar
Lot Number059
Estimate£6000-£9000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£7500
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1970
Condition rating0
Registration numberDYW 637J
Mileage-
Chassis numberGCD17325G
Engine number20GUH4573
Engine capacity (cc)2998
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors