The MBC was introduced to the MG line as a replacement for the bigger Healey 3000 models, and on the surface it was a great idea. The 1967 MG MGC featured new, bigger wheels and a big bulge on the hood, that helped differentiate it from the MGB. The cosmetic differences were one thing, but under the hood, it was something else. The suspension had been changed to torsion bars at the front, replacing the previous wishbone arrangements; that, and other designed changes combined with the much heavier engine gave the MGC a completely different driving experience, to say the least.
The MGC was powered by an in-line, six-cylinder engine with a 3-liter displacement, and that produced 145 horsepower. There is no question that this was a fast car, in a straight line at least, with a top speed of 120 miles per hour and a 0-60 time of 10 seconds. The problems started when you wanted to take a turn, at any speed. The weight of the engine led to terrible weight distribution, causing the car to massively under-steer, and the changes to the suspension couldn’t have helped, either.
The 1967 MG MGC received such terrible reviews that its sales tanked, and it was cancelled after just 2 years and 9,000 units sold, in 1969. The car did not perform to expectations, to say the least.