Sold for £3,250
(including buyers premium)
New for 2023, Reduced Buyers Premium: 5% + VAT
Registration No: YNL 9V
Chassis No: GAN6213325G
Estimate: £4,000 - £5,000
Motor Car Location: Essex
The need to comply with forthcoming US safety legislation saw MG revise the design of its Midget sportscar for the final time in 1974. Entering showrooms that October, the resultant MkIV version (as it was unofficially known) was immediately recognisable courtesy of its impact-absorbing 'rubber bumpers'. Far better integrated than the similar contrivances found on other American market cars (think Mercedes-Benz W107 SL), the weight penalty they incurred was more than offset by the adoption of a new 1500cc engine. Sourced from the Triumph Spitfire together with an all-synchromesh gearbox, it gave the Midget a notable boost in performance. Capable of over 100mph and known for its tidy handling, the MkIV was well received by the press and public alike.
Chassis number GAN6213325G was manufactured new in 1979 and first registered in the United Kingdom on the 22nd of October that year. Purchased by the late vendor in 1997, the MG was subsequently subject to a comprehensive two-year restoration that was completed in 1999. Placed into dry storage upon completion, the MG has not seen any use since. Recommissioned in September 2021 with renewed brakes, new battery, leads and plugs, and replacement pipework, before the passing of the vendor. The Midget is now offered as almost ready for the road and is understood to only require a clutch slave cylinder before use. Rated by the vendor as ‘excellent’ in regards to bodywork, paintwork, electrical equipment, gearbox, and engine, the vendor rates the MGs interior as ‘very good’.
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