MGC at 50
…what makes it great
When the MGC made its debut in October 1967 it was greeted with considerable interest. At that time the Austin Healey 3000 MkIII was in its last throes and so a new BMC sports car combining the understated elegance of the MGB with three-litre power seemed to be its natural heir. Five decades later the ’C is widely regarded as one of the most fascinating cars to carry the Octagon badge. The MGC celebrations that will be taking place at Brooklands’ MG Era Day on 2 April and over 7-12 June at ChateauImpney, courtesy of the MGC Register of the MG Car Club, all testifies to the international interest in a tourer that was overlooked for too long. And, as any ’C enthusiasts will tell you, this is an MG that was official transport for the Metropolitan Police and the future Prince of Wales alike, along with outselling the MGB V8 as well.