1968 MG C GT 3.0


Best classic to buy. Fast, reliable and unique


Front suspension pins & bushes at 75000

Clutch at 92000 miles.

General Comments:

Watch for rust especially in the inner wings, sills and floor pans. Rear wheel arches is also a good place to check. MGC suffers in the same places as other MG's, but make sure that the front torsion bars have no corrotion around the mounting as they are structural.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th March, 2003

1968 MG C GT Automatic 3.0 petrol


Major engine rebuild has taken nearly 5 years to resolve and endless head gasket replacements - finally resolved when small NON MG specialist realised that there were liners in the block which were moving under pressure!!

General Comments:

I love this car - the noise that it makes and the feeling of being outside the normal run of things - I know that it is not the cheapest to run but I always get space in moving traffic and heads turn when I go past.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th October, 1997

22nd Jul 2001, 15:18


I have been driving an MGC roadster 1968/69 since 1973 when I bought it from a friend. Actually it counts approx 150`000 Km. Until now I had very little trouble (twice the distributor).

At the beginning the car was covered with Tectyle which I repeated 2 years later. So there is no rust. I run the car almost every second weekend (depends on the weather!) for at least 50 to 70 km so that it really becomes a warm engine. I never go over 2000 rpm for the first 10 km.

I have participated 5 times on the RAID, a rally for old timers from Basel to Paris where regularity is requested.

Oil consumption lies at approx. 1.2 to 1.5 liters per 1000 km. I would again buy another MGC.


Martin Schnoz