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We have sold many MGC’s over the past 29 years, but we know this UK RHD car better than any other. In almost 20 years, it has been in the hands of six of our long-term regular customers who have all thoroughly enjoyed owning this car. The most recent owner, a lady based near Whitby has owned the car for the last four years and with a very heavy heart has decided to sell her pride and joy. Between 2000 and 3000 miles have been covered in the C, and regular maintenance, servicing and the addition of a brand-new set of chrome wire wheels has taken expenditure to over £4000 since buying the car in 2016. The C has attended many rallies, events, and even picked up a prize. Mechanical work over the four years include new wheel cylinders, brake shoes, brake servo, carburettor overhaul, fuel pump, steering gaiters, bottom damper bushes, ball joint boots and propshaft joints.
We first sold the car 19 years ago back 2001, taking a TR3 in part exchange from a well respected classic car enthusiast and Electrical Engineer in Darlington. Since selling the MGC back to us through part exchange after around two years, his interests focused towards Jaguars, buying from us a MKI, XK150, E-Type Series One FHC and MKII over a ten-year period. Over the two years with the MGC, he meticulously went over the car both mechanically and electrically, making sure the C was in exceptional condition and ready for shows and rallies. Brakes were re-conditioned, the engine set up perfectly, knock on Minilights fitted (chrome wires not fitted), a new hood fitted and the car thoroughly serviced and checked through carefully. From 2006 - 2014 the MG was owned by an East Yorkshire Classic Car Club member who in recent years has had little time to use the car, only covering 4500 miles in eight years. In 2014 the car was up in Scotland, owned by one of our long-term customers in Strathaven. When the C returned to us in 2014, it was driven 200 faultless miles over the border and back to North Yorkshire.
In all the time we have known the car it has never required major work. The most significant was in 2014, over twenty years since major rebuild. We carried out substantial work to include a full re-paint, fitting a new water pump, bottom hose, rear brake shoes, MG steering wheel boss and we carried out a full service and fitted a new hood and tonneau cover. The MGC soon sold and was driven to Scotland without hesitation. ABP 212G was then subject of careful detailing with its new owner in Scotland and was treated to a new boot carpet set, replacement leather seats, new walnut dash, new carpets, rear bumper and over-riders and the engine bay was detailed to a very high standard. When the car returned to us, at the new owners request we fitted a correct original style Black crackle finish dashboard and Black door cards which look as new.
The MG was originally restored back in the early 1990's and the car has covered over 25000 miles since 1993. We have photographs of the body being subject of a full restoration and engine stripped down and rebuilt. Invoices for various work during the early 1990's are with the car to include suspension and brake re-commissioning and various mechanical restoration work. ABP 212G today presents in stunning condition with excellent paintwork and a superb straight bodyshell. The chrome work is in very good condition, the hood excellent and the chrome wires are like new. The MGC comes with lovely, smart upholstery with black leather seats with red piping, new carpets, excellent door cards, new wood dashboard and excellent hood. Overall, the car presents superbly with now a first class engine bay and smartly presented boot compartment.
Mechanically ABP 212G is outstanding with a strong engine offering superb performance. The engine pulls strongly through the gears, has no knocks or rattles and holds good oil pressure. There is no smoking, the engine runs smooth, cool and correctly set up. It is remarkably impressive to drive and offers a wonderful exhaust note. The four speed gearbox feels tight with good gear changes and synchromesh, the overdrive comes in and out smoothly and the car handles and brakes superbly. The C is a true pleasure to drive and is outstanding on the open road. The six cylinder engine sounds wonderful and contributes to a really exciting driving experience. This is a fantastic example, and one we always enjoying having around.