MGC at 50

…what makes it great

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

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.

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