Six Appeal: 1969 MG MGC GT

  • March 16, 2021
The Rundown
  • Professional Restoration of a Sound Original
  • 1 of 4,458 Examples Produced
  • 1 of 1,773 Imported New to North America
  • Attractive BRG over Black Livery
  • 2.9L, 150hp Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
  • Includes British Motor Industry Heritage Certificate
Why We Like It

Following the successful launch of the MGB in 1962, MG engineers began experimenting with six-cylinder power in 1964 and debuted the “large engine MGB” with the 1967 release of the MGC. Neatly bridging the gap in parent company BMC’s product line created by the cancellation of the Austin-Healey 3000, the MGC was available in Roadster and Pininfarina-designed GT Coupe forms that looked much like their predecessor, aside from a pronounced hood bulge to clear the carburetors, plus bigger 15-inch wheels. Underneath, the MGC exchanged the coil-type springs of the 4-cylinder MGB in favor of torsion bars and wishbones, similar to Jaguar’s XKE. With 150hp and plenty of low-end torque on tap from its lusty 2,912 cc 6-cylinder powerplant, the MGC was MG’s most-powerful car of the era. Production of the MGC lasted just three years, from 1967 to 1969, with only 8,999 built, including as few as 4,457 GT fastback coupes. By some accounts, only 1,773 of these very fine road cars were exported to North America, including our subject vehicle.

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six-appeal-1969-mg-mgc-gt00808 84Yo6fyK6ZY 1200x900This fully and professionally restored MGC GT is accompanied by a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate confirming original data. Show-quality throughout, this choice MGC GT features factory-specified British Racing Green paint over a Black interior. Mechanically, every part was replaced or restored using only Moss Motors approved components. Select upgrades, including Weber carburetors, deliver an excellent driving experience, plus a collection of photographs document the restoration work. The seller’s online description tells the full story, but suffice it to say, this is a prime quality and fresh MGC GT.

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Valuation Verdict

For too long, these cars have long been afterthoughts among MG enthusiasts. Quality survivors and proper restorations are few and far between, with our subject car a wonderful exception. Market prices for the GT, with its wonderfully integrated all-weather roof, trail the roadster considerably – and we don’t know why. Regardless, the final 1969 GT models are currently valued by Hagerty from just $11,900 for a good #3 car, up to $34,400 for a #1 concours-worthy example, although nice ones usually sell at auction in the $25k-$30k range. Sporting a fresh, thorough and high-quality restoration by a marque specialist, this MGC GT is priced to sell fast at the asking price, and accordingly, it should certainly be considered fair market at just below the asking price.

People reacted to this car
Certainly one of the nicest C GT's I've seen. Those triple Weber carbs look so good. I'd love to own this one.
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