This is my personal MGC. It has the original engine as confirmed by British Heritage Motor Trust. “Engine number recorded for chassis number G-CN1-U/4357-G is 29GA-RU-H/1499 and the colour is Black with black interior trim and a black soft top.”
The C is a delightful high-speed cruiser. She has a wonderful 145 HP big Healey based 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 B’s 14s) and electric overdrive. It’s a rare car with delightful bulges in its original aluminum bonnet. For comparison purposes, a 1969 MGB was advertised with just 91 Horsepower.
I have loved and admired this 1969 MGC 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. 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 of all MGC GTs and Tourers. 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 richer needles in the original SU carbs. 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 original paint. We restored this paint job when I got the car four years ago, by wet sanding and buffing it to the very high luster you see in the photos here.
Current indicated mileage is 37,732. I purchased the car in February of 2013 with with 37,602 miles, so I only drove the car 130 miles! The last owner put 6600 miles on the car during that 20 year period of ownership, a figure confirmed by the records with the car from their purchase in 1993. It is of course difficult to confirm that the indicated mileage is original, but based on information reported by the prior owner, and based on the lack of wear on the original components of this car, I feel strongly this is the actual mileage on this vehicle. You can see various mileage receipts in the paperwork with the car. I have shown some of these in the last photo in the gallery, notably, prior owner notes of annual mileage as well as receipts from service shops (primarily for oil changes) that fit in sequence.
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 removable speakers in the footwells behind the seats. 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.
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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. 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).