MGC Roadster

Based in East Anglia

  • 3ltr Straight Six
  • 4 Speed manual gearbox with overdrive. No syncromesh in 1st gear
  • No power steering. No A/C. No luxuries!
  • Medium Luggage space.
  • 2 Seater
  • Soft luggage advised
  • Available for self-drive hire

1969 - 2 Seater

The MGC was a 2912 cc version of the MGB sold from 1967 and produced through to August 1969 with some sales running on into 1970. It was intended as a replacement for the Austin-Healey 3000 but never got beyond the design proposal stage.

The first engine to be considered was a 7 main bearing six-cylinder version of the BMC B-Series unit that was also to be used for the new Austin 3-litre saloon. In the twin SU carburettor form used in the MGC the engine produced 145 bhp at 5250 rpm. The body shell needed considerable revision around the engine bay and to the floor pan, but externally the only differences were a distinctive bonnet bulge to accommodate the relocated radiator and the twin SU carburettors. It had different brakes from the MGB, 15 inch wheels, a lower geared rack and pinion steering. It also had torsion bar suspension with telescopic dampers. Like the MGB, it was available as a coup(GT) and roadster. An overdrive gearbox or three-speed automatic gearbox were available as options.

The heavy engine and new suspension changed the vehicle's handling, and it received a very mixed response. The MGC stopped manufacture in 1969 after less than two years of production. Simple tuning of the under-developed straight six is also common and simple modifications to head, exhaust and cam release approx 30 percent more power and torque than original. Today the car is considered very collectible.

Hire of the MGC Roadster in Suffolk includes a full 24 hours use for every day you book, comprehensive insurance for 1 driver and full AA breakdown cover. To check availability please call 01449 780259 or 07867 336261.

Hire PeriodPrice
9 - 5£200
24 Hrs£275
48 Hrs£375
Extra Day£200