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 MG MGC GT competition model

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MGC GT

page last updated:22 February 2017


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MGC GT; reworking of the old 345 with added WhizzWheels, not necessarily improving the model in the process. It retains the opening doors, tip-up seats and opening rear hatch. It was supplied with a sheet of racing number stickers and a suitcase in the boot. You don't have to dig too far into my website to discover that I'm not that fond of these Whizzwheels re-releases.

The Whizzwheels MGC ran from 1970 to 1972, the core range model was deep orange/red with a black bonnet. The red version was in the Scammell Tri-Deck Transporter gift set. Sales were not great so values are reasonably high.

This old fellow's in a bit of a sorry state. The customary breaking off of the plastic suspension lugs is only 3/4 complete. The nearside rear spring seems to be still intact, however the offside rear wheel is disappearing inside the car somewhere. I got this one at the Chester toy fair. I have been searching for one of them for ages and it just never comes up on ebay; the MGB and MGC with spoked wheels are quite common, but this one is really rare. In fact I think this is the first one I've ever seen. The rear window was missing but I had one left over from my MGB rebuild. Sorting the suspension and getting rid of the racing numbers would smarten it up no end.


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