The revival of the MGC Register NewZealand has generated great interest from owners and admirers alike. Our mission is to provide a forum for the sharing of information, technical advice and social gatherings for the benefit of MGC owners.
Today the MGC is a much sought after classic which has attracted an almost cult type following. However, the arrival of the "C" in 1967 was quite a different story with the car being greeted by the press and enthusiasts alike with disappointment. Comments such as "lost the Abingdon touch" were seen in road test reports. Not the start any company, especially MG, would have hoped for when launching a new car. This, and other factors, resulted in the total production of around 9,000 cars grinding to a halt after only two years. Much has been written about these cars and a wealth of information is now available on how to improve the performance and handling. They have great touring qualities and, with a few simple changes will provide you with a very driveable classic MG.
As at March 2016 our research shows we have 72 MGCs on the register, with 34 of these (18 roadsters and 16 GTs) having current registrations and on the road. Of the remaining 38, the vast majority of which are GTs, 22 are off the road either under rebuild or in storage, the whereabouts of 11 are unknown, 3 are no longer in New Zealand and 2 have been destroyed.
Of the 72, the factory records show 31 cars (11 roadsters and 20 GTs) were exported new to New Zealand.
With the help of club members and especially the early data received from Brett Robinson of Hamilton we now have records dating back to 1984. This information is being constantly updated and we ask you to please keep us up to date on the details of your car or any others you may know. Please contact Ian Grant or Peter Dunlop if you require any further information or assistance, and we will be pleased to help.
Ian Grant & Peter Dunlop
Register Your Car
Click HERE to enter your personal and car details and send these to the Register co-ordinator.
Click here to display a list of known MGC vehicles. Please check the details showing if you own an MGC.
New Zealand MGC Gallery
View a gallery of New Zealand MGCs here
Interesting MGC Articles & Videos
The Royal MGC - HRH Prince William's MGC GT
Dave Romer's MGC articles - a list of articles written by Dave Romer for the MaG available to MGC owners.
MGCs at Austin Healey / MGC Day, Hampton Downs on 9th March 2014
Ready for the parade lap at Hampton Downs on 9th March 2014
UK MGC Day display at Downton, May 2013
The Cuckoo Fair Street Parade in Downton, May 2013 - from the passenger seat in Tim Hodgkinson's MGC factory prototype, FRX692C
Drive-by at Downton, May 2013. My MGC hire car followed by Tim Hodgkinson in FRX692C
Ian Grant - Secretary/Historian: 07 888 6429 or 027 678 7923 email@example.com
Harvey Heath - Technical: 09 834 2552 or 021 172 1033 firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Dunlop - Past Secretary: 09 536 4410 or 021 0268 8652 email@example.com