1968 MG C GT (O/drive)

Lot: 873

Sold for (£): 14,850
Offered for sale is a 3.0L 1968 MG C GT (Overdrive) manual. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 107 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

A delightful 'C' GT that's been totally refreshed ...


  • Fully stripped and new panels prior to a professional respray
  • Engine, gearbox and overdrive rebuilt by a respected specialist
  • Complete brake system and suspension overhaul with a SPAX conversion. Lots of mechanical work(see Vendor Notes)
  • Odometer currently reading just over 86,000 miles which is believed to be correct
  • Extensive history file with MoTs and Invoices dating back to the early 1980s

Lot Details

Registration: RCY 8G RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1968 Engine size: 3.0L
Make: MG Odometer reading (miles): 86300
Model: C GT (Overdrive) MOT expiry: 2019-08-20
Warranted: No Chassis number: GCD14085G

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 107 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Car completely stripped. New 3/4 wings, inner and outer cills and floors. Carefully prepared and resprayed in Tartan Red. Excellent condition. Some minor pitting to front and rear bumpers.



Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


All in very good condition.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Fully rebuilt during the restoration. Starts 'on the button' and runs smoothly and powerfully. Prior to the engine being reinstalled the engine bay was prepared to an almost 'Concours' standard



Gears: Drive-shaft:


Having been rebuilt the gearbox works very smoothly, with the overdrive working as it should.



Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Full brake and suspension overhaul, with new splines and wheels and a SPAX damper conversion. New stainless steel exhaust system.



Minor: Major:


Complete new wiring loom, with all electrics working as they should.



Vehicle History


Introduced in 1967 and only available for a couple of years, the MGC was a 2912cc, straight-6 version of the MGB. In twin SU carburettor form the engine produced a lusty 145bhp at 5250rpm and when fed through an overdrive gearbox or a three-speed automatic the car was capable of 120mph and 0-60 in just under 10 seconds. The body shell needed considerable revision from its smaller-engined sister, particularly around the engine bay and to the floor pan, but externally the only differences were a distinctive bonnet bulge to accommodate the relocated radiator and a 'teardrop' for carburettor clearance. It had different brakes from the MGB, 15-inch wheels, a lower geared rack and pinion, and special torsion bar suspension with telescopic dampers. Like the MGB, it was available as a Coupé and Roadster. 

There appears to be no history until RCY 8G was bought in 1981. This long-term owner kept it for 20 years (carefully keeping all the paperwork) until it was sold in 2001. There followed a short ownership of two years until being bought by the gentleman who restored the car. This is the gentleman I bought it from. The 'C' is accompanied by a large history file containing older MoTs from 1981 (75,209miles), all invoices from 1980, the earliest showing a recorded mileage of 75,115, and some photographs showing the extent of the restoration.


About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history