The gentleman who purchased new kept the car until 2014. He covered 60k miles over the first eleven years of its life before having a complete engine rebuild in 1980. The car was then stored for 20 years until 2000 when a full restoration was carried out and the speedo zeroed. The second owner purchased the MG in 2014 and less than 2000 miles have been covered since the restoration.
The MG retains its original colours and specification, along with its original engine, as detailed in the BMIHT ‘Heritage Certificate’ that comes with the car.
The body is in lovely condition along with the interior. The underside is completely rust free and is evidence of a very thorough, skilled restoration with clearly defined seams. The hood is in excellent condition and comes with a cover.
We have just carried out a top end rebuild with a new head gasket and replaced the camshaft along with the radiator as well as carrying out a major service and setting up the carburettors. We have also replaced all four tyres with matching Avons and replaced the differential’s pinion seal.
As a result, this MGC drives beautifully with fantastic performance, a slick gearbox and an overdrive that engages and disengages instantly. While the oil pressure and temperature readings sit exactly where they should.
Such a fun thing to drive mixing the MGB’s prettiness and practicality with a Healey’s grunt and go, all for less than half the price of a decent Austin Healey. A rare car with just two owners from new and in lovely order. Fully sorted so ready to drive and enjoy for the next owner.