This is my personal MGC.
The C is a delightful high-speed cruiser. She has a wonderful 145 HP big Healey 2.9 liter seven main bearing six cylinder engine stuffed under the hood, along with twin brake boosters and torsion bar suspension and 15 inch wheels (instead of the Bs 14s) and electric overdrive. It’s a rare car with delightful bulges in its aluminum bonnet.
I have loved and admired this 1969 MGC (GCN 1U4357G) since I acquired it in February 2013. This car was one of the first 1969 roadsters. The series was launched in 1967 just as Austin Healey stopped big Healey production and extra engines were available. I am not sure if any landed in the USA before 1968. 1969 was the last year for the C, with a total of 8,999 built. But how many are left? When have you seen one lately? This is the only one I have seen recently with the correct original seats. By the way, these came with octagon-shaped safety knock spinners when new-the prior owner put on the more attractive two-eared type, they look cooler, but that’s easy to change if it bothers you.
We’ve done a lot to maintain and preserve it, (I have all our records, call and I will read through them for you). We have recently put in richer needles in the original SU carbs and the correct original air filter box is off in the pictures, but that’s just because we were working on tuning this week. I have driven this car very little and need more space as we expand our building so I am reluctantly putting this great classic car up for sale.
This is a special car. Very rare but in particular, I have never seen another in such nice condition. I believe this to be an original 37k mile car with one respray about 10 years ago. It shines beautifully, the chrome wires are also recent, and everything about this car is nice. Interior is correct and extremely well-preserved, with the original seat belts and a somewhat modern stereo, with loose speakers in the footwells behind the seats. It works, and can be easily removed if the new owner so desires. The car comes with the original tonneau and a good top with a zip down rear window that appears to be about ten years old.
There is one very small ding on the driver door top (where an apple fell out of a tree). I tried to photograph it but it doesn’t show up in the picture, so it’s not something to worry about, but its not a perfect car. The fuel gauge works fine but the gauge glass is a little cloudy. But I never cared about any of these minor imperfections. Find me another MGC in such a desirable color combo with working overdrive and such a nice preserved condition, with such low mileage… NEVER. This is the nicest C roadster I have seen, Here’s a chance to own a rare part of MG history. Yours for $37,995. Call or email if you’d like to make this rare classic yours! And check out my black 62 MGA with the black 67 MGB and this 69 MGC… we have three black MGs under one roof!
Now you can own two great classic black MGs- both in excellent condition! We have a really nice black 1967 MGB for sale on our website (click here to check out the MGB).