MG C Reviews from UK and Ireland

1968 MG C GT 3.0

Year of manufacture1968
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired72000 miles
Most recent distance96000 miles
Previous carAudi A6

Summary:

Best classic to buy. Fast, reliable and unique

Faults:

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

Year of manufacture1968
Engine and transmission 3.0 petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10

Faults:

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

Hi,

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.

Regards

Martin Schnoz

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews