MG C Review from Australia and New Zealand

1968 MG C Roadstar 3ltr

Year of manufacture1968
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3ltr Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Most recent distance120000 miles

Summary:

A very rare car that with mods is very rapid on the open road

Faults:

The clutch slave cylinder failed an easy repair.

I broke an axle due to driver abuse easy repair cheapish cost.

I needed a new exhaust and used stainless 10 years ago still OK.

General Comments:

A long legged tourer.

With a few recognized mods (it is a classic after all and some improvement is possible) the car is faster than a healey, early 911, tr6 and others. and handles much better than one is lead to believe. It is more comfortable than a healy or tr.

You must do the mods though.

Head flowed, Free flow exhaust, mild cam.

Quick rack, and new shocks and tires.

Many many cars have these mods, and are considered desirable with them.

I love it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th August, 2002

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review