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MG C Roadster '68

MG C Roadster '68 (1968)

Reference ch1462
Make MG
Model C Roadster '68
Type cabrio
Construction year 1968
KM 38750
Cilinder displacement 2912
Gears manual
Steering left hand drive
  • Original Belgian car
  • Engine revised in 2020
  • Available invoices

 Everyone knows the fabulous MGB. But who remembers the MGC? And most importantly, what is the difference between the two models? When BMH (British Motor Holding) became BLMC (British Leyland Motor Company) by buying Leyland, it ended the career of the Austin Healey of famous memory. Little known and shunned by the general public, the MGC is currently actively sought after by connoisseurs of all stripes. In fact, it partly took over the engine of the Austin Healey 3000, but making the engine block more compact in order to accommodate it more easily in the MGB which, in this way, changed little externally. Even if the hood was slightly longer, so little that it is not visible to the naked eye, it is especially the lower part of the machine that undergoes the main transformations: a new suspension, larger springs, a new radiator and a new carburetor, which explains the bulge of the front hood intended for better cooling of the whole, and that makes it look more aggressive. In addition, it received 15-inch wheels instead of the MGB's 14. Much criticized at its release by fans of the Healey, it was still a super MGB. Capable of a top speed exceeding 200 km/h, it did not receive the expected reception and its production was stopped in 1969. But the supporters of big MGs were at their expense. This is how the MGB V8 was born three years later, equipped with the Rover's 3500 cc. But that's another story. Obviously, both the MGC and the MGB V8 enjoy a much higher rating than the basic MGB, which is not negligible.

  •  Specifications
  • Bodywork
  • Length : cm / in: 389/153.2
  • Width : cm / in: 152/59.9
  • Height : cm / in: 127/50
  • Wheelbase : cm /in : 231/91
  • Curb weight: kg / lb : 1183/2608
  • Mechanics.
  • Displacement : straight-six 2912 cc/177 cu in, front-mounted  
  • Valve gear : 12
  • Fuel system : 2 SU HS6 carburettors
  • Gearbox : 4-speed manual
  • Drive wheels : rear-wheel drive
  • Left hand drive
  • Maximum power : 145 hp/108 kW at 5250 rpm
  • Maximum torque : 231 Nm at 3400 rpm
  • Maximum speed : 200 km/h/126 mph
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