Sold for £3,450
(including buyers premium)
New for 2023, Reduced Buyers Premium: 5% + VAT (subject to minimum of £250 + VAT)
Registration No: FWN 577L
Chassis No: GAN5114204G
Estimate: £4,000 - £5,000
Motor Car Location: Cheshire
When new, the MG Midget was essentially a MkII Austin Healey Sprite in a slightly different suit of clothes. In christening its new small sports car 'Midget', BMC revived a name made famous by a range of pre-war MGs. The new Midget started life powered by a 948cc A-Series engine fed by a pair of SU carburettors. Matters had greatly improved by the time the MkIII version appeared in 1966, not least in the engine compartment where the motor's capacity had been increased via 1,098cc to 1,275cc. Semi-elliptic rear springs had replaced the original quarter elliptic ones inherited from the Frog Eye Sprite and front drum brakes had been replaced with discs. A total of 226,001 Midgets are understood to have been built between 1961 and 1979, some 100,246 of which were MkIII models.
In current ownership since 2010, this is a desirable ‘round wheel arch’ model with only 1 former keeper registered on the V5C. Sitting on Rostyle wheels and with the attractive chrome bumpers and bumperettes, this desirable ‘round arch’ Midget is offered with a V5C document, a Haynes manual and a collection of invoices. A tonneau cover is also present. It has been the subject of the following work:
New fuel tank
Stainless steel exhaust
New battery alternator conversion
New front discs, calipers and pads
New rear brake shoes and brake cylinders
New clutch and brake master cylinders
New flexible brake hoses and brake pipes
New tyres all round
Electronic ignition system
Carbs rebuilt with new needles H6
Engine rebuilt, run in 80 miles, oil changed
Peter May lightened flywheel and baffled sump
New clutch and modified release bearing
Numerous other small new parts
A new battery in 2021
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