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Unlike the "only original once" 69 E-Type Roadster Fred Wright had owned, this would be a Resto-Mod. But Fred, 15 years technical advisor for the Philadelphia MG Club, is very meticulous ,thorough and made it better than the original! This 1968 Built MGC Roadster with clear PA title as 1969, is offered for sale. British Motor Industry Heritage Trust indicates Date(s) built 28 August - 22 November 1968, Dispatched 20 Dec1968. 2 wipers, no side reflectors and low seats (no 1969 unique headrests). This car was (still is) supplied in gloss black with red seats with black piping. It was originally built/supplied with bolt on steel wheels and automatic transmission. One of 947 exports to US with automatic transmission between 1968 and 1969. With no cutting, alterations or modifications required, this car is now equipped with a completely rebuilt MGC OD manual transmission with the proper rebuilt 3.7:1 differential. As noted in the photo gallery, other modifications have been made to this car but none have been made that required any modifications to the original structure as built by Abington , all of the original sheet metal on this car. The lower part of the fenders (factory seem down) were replaced while refreshing the rocker with factory panels, not rusted but thin in spots, as where the dog legs. Otherwise, the bonnet, doors, wings and boot lid are all original to this very car.
Engine: Original to the car and has been completely rebuilt with overbore of 0.030 or 0.040. All new bearing, chain and seals. The connecting rods have been lightened a little (square lumps ground down) and a reground fast road cam installed. Chrome molly push rods from Smiths Brothers are installed along with 1.5:1 ratio roller rockers.The flywheel was lightened about 8 pounds too. Jet Hot coated six branch headers, tri-carbs, possibly original Downton (from Doug Smith), that were also Jet Hot coated, with 3 rebuilt HD6 carbs, stub stacks and K&N filters. Fuel is supplied by an electronic SU fuel pump. The custom made (Meineke) exhaust exits the cars in front of the left front wheel. The distributor was rebuilt and recurved by Jeff at Advance Distributor based on the engine modifications and upgrades as well as the pick-up for the Crane electronic ignition. The module lives in the passenger side foot well.Installed a hi-torque smaller/lighter starter and a 13-inch flex fan. No modifications necessary via custom made bolt on adapter. Lucas Sports coil, Accel Yellow Jack spark plugs and red rotor. Stainless steel oil cooler lines and stainless-steel oil pressure line to manual oil pressure gauge. Brakes boosters sleeved by Apple Hydraulics and rebuilt with black powder coated shells. Stainless steel lines throughout from Classic Tube. Stainless steel flex lines on front and rear. Rotors are cross drilled. Disc brake pads are EBC Green Stuff.
Wheels & Suspension: NOS Cosmic 15 X 5 plus 2 extra wheels. One in boot as spare. Superflex everywhere, front and rear. I believe there is one piece of rubber left on each side, that was replaced with new, because Superflex was not available at the time of rebuild. New or rebuilt adjustable Konis in all four corners. Upgraded/larger front sway bar and Quick ratio rack and pinion (from Doug Smith).
Dash manual capillary gauges: vacuum, oil pressure, water temperature and speedometer, all full face in original dash. Original tachometer slightly modified for electronic ignition. Fuel and volt gauge (Smith) with hooded needle and clock live in the period correct AMCO console.Other changes made along the ways include . .
Interior and exterior finishing: New black carpet set. Seats are later model MGB modified to be lowered as were MGC seats. Seats were custom leather upholstered to mimic original seat but now have latching rears and recliners not available on 1968 seats. Black door panels, with red piping, were used in the car as the red door panels. I also added later model MGB door pulls/arm rests to the doors instead of the plastic door pulls available in 1968. Shifter has been shortened about 3 inches and AMCO leather shift knob installed. Black shifter surround used with black hex-head countersunk screws securing surround. Black NARDI leather steering wheel with black spokes. Lucas H4 headlights with parking lights with colour keyed headlight rims. Lucas back-mount driving lights on modified front bumper brackets and modified front bumper. Euro taillight lens. Pre 1968 interior rear-view mirror. New grill surround and badge bar with heritage stainless steel insert. Black folding hood frame from later model MGB with MG Club black hood with contrasting red piping and zip out rear window. Please Contact Suzanne for more info or an appointment or a Zoom showing three-zero-two five four five three four eight nine.
Our Price: $31,750
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