Third time lucky selling this lovely car. This time I have included a buy it now price to hopefully stimulate some interest. I urge potential new owners to arrange an inspection to see what a great deal this car is. I have restored and sold many British Classics on and have a 100% satisfaction rating which I intend to keep.
This beauty has a clear title in hand showing the correct UK VIN number and she has a British Heritage Certificate displaying correct commission, engine and transmission numbers she was born with.
The MGC GT is an increasingly rare car and this one is an even rarer automatic. Unlike the more common MGB GT, it has a 2.9L straight 6 engine and suspension is similar to the Jaguar XKE using torsion bars rather than lever arm shocks and springs. For those who don't know, this year marks the 50th anniversary of final production.
I bought my MGC GT automatic from an MG enthusiast in California many years ago. The car had spent most of her life in Arizona and is in remarkable condition. She was white with original British Racing Green engine bay when I bought her. I have since stripped the car down to the shell and had it sand blasted and professionally sprayed in epoxy primer before I painted her in Tartan Red. Both front fenders were replaced with excellent used and correct originals.
I would grade my paint job as a solid 8 out of 10 and the only filler is over a couple of small metal patches I welded in on both sills and a small area under the tailgate around the gas filler cap.
When I removed the engine and transmission for painting, I modified the front slam panel to be removable for easier maintenance and installed heat/sound installation to tunnel and interior. While the power unit was out, I replaced the kick down cable as well as the rubber seals around the gear change shaft, the reverse light/inhibitor switch and the transmission pan gasket. Since previous listing, I have also replaced the transmission output seal.
The major work completed in addition to the above include replacing all window and door seals, replacing all suspension bushes with poly bushes and upgrading the front anti roll bar. The dashboard was replaced with a restored version of with the one fitted to European and Canadian cars (with a lockable glove box but retaining all original gauges and switches). The original Abingdon Pillow dash comes with the car. I had the sun visors recovered and also replaced the headliner, rear quarter interior panels and carpets. Most importantly, the original brake servos and brake master cylinder were professionally rebuilt and disc pads, rear linings, brake hoses, caliper seals and front wheel bearings were replaced. All splined hubs were also replaced with new as were the tires.
The differential was rebuilt with new thrust washers and prop shaft universal joints replaced. A new battery with cutoff switch coupled with a replacement high torque starter motor rounds out the starting system and replacement headlights help visibility at night.
I fitted a set of triple Herbold intake manifolds, rebuilt two SU carbs and added a third SU along with a new stainless exhaust but retaining the original headers. Three aluminum pancake air filters were added. The original SU fuel pump will convey with the car but a modern electric pump is fitted in the spare wheel well. The car starts easily on choke and runs beautifully. Oil pressure reads 30lbs at warm idle. I believe the engine is internally unmodified and sounds fantastic.
The swan neck adaptor was recently replaced with a billet aluminum unit along with a new thermostat and finally, a set of inertia reel seat belts were added to the front.
The mileage shows 25,635. Of course at 50 years old, it is difficult to say if it is accurate but going on overall condition it seems about right. The engine runs great with no signs of smoke or overheating in the driving I have done.
My paint job is pretty good and even better with some more buffing. I applied several coats of good quality paint. (Dupont acrylic enamel) and in keeping with the period look, paint is base coat only with no clearcoat.
The area around the gas cap needs a little more sanding. Some time prior to my ownership, it suffered a minor impact and has a small amount of filler in it but needs a little work to make it look perfect.
I do not have the chrome trim around the rear window though the rubber seals around all of the glass are new. I used chrome finish plastic locking strip to improve the looks but the trim is still available from specialist suppliers.
The front windshield is new but has a small crack at the bottom which is not easy to see. It might be repairable in the car by a glass repair shop. I have been unable to source the correct windshield washer bottle/bag but nipples, tubing and motor are all in place.
|VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):||GCD1U2919G||Mileage:||25635|
|Number of Cylinders:||6||Make:||MG|
|Body Type:||Coupe||Engine:||Inline 6 cyl|
|Warranty:||Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty||Drive Type:||RWD|
|Vehicle Title:||Clear||Fuel Type:||Gasoline|
|Exterior Color:||Tartan Red||For Sale By:||Private Seller|
|Interior Color:||Black||Drive Side:||Left-hand drive|