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The MGC GTS Lightweights

Abingdon's Last Racers

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A fascinating insight into the production and career of the MGC GTS lightweights, this well-researched text is generously illustrated with rare photographs, race programs, and original artwork. In early 1968 a works competition MGC GTS scored the MG Car Company's best ever result at the Sebring 12-hour race, finishing in tenth position. Buoyed by this success a second car was built, with both entered on the Marathon de la Route but without success. Closure of MG Competitions Department at Abingdon was not far off, however the team gallantly prepared both cars for their final race in 1969. Under the banner of the American importer the newer car finished in fifteenth position. The book covers the development of the production road car, its conception, compromised design and subsequent failure to attract loyal MG customers. This is followed by an in-depth technical analysis of the development, construction and build of the MGC GTS. Specific attention is given to the specialised components utilised, particular emphasis placed on the unique aluminium bodyshell that for the first time is laid bare. The competition history and race results are comprehensively covered, and lastly the subsequent fall from grace and rediscovery of these last and much loved MG competition cars to emerge from Abingdon.

Product code: 9781787114456

ISBN 9781787114456
Publisher Veloce Publishing Ltd
No. Of Pages 144
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H250xW250
A detailed look at the conception, development, and construction of the MGC GTS. Competition history and race results are covered, as well as the subsequent fall from grace and rediscovery of the last two MG competition cars. Illustrated with rare photographs and race programs, this is the complete history of the MGC GTS Lightweight.