MG Midget 1973

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Lot No: 83
Year Make Model Mileage SOLD FOR
1973 MG Midget 3,105 (Not Warranted) £4,100 + buyers premium


In Brief:

  • Owned by The Vendor for the last 14 years
  • Late chrome bumper Midget
  • Comes with history file that includes invoices amounting to over £6,500 and photgraphic restoration record
  • Desirable round wheel arch model

On the Surface: This 1973 MG Midget is a fantastic example. Manufactured and registered in the UK in 1973 it is finished in the rarer seen Damask Red over a black leather interior.

Maintenance & History: Under the custodianship of The Vendor for the past 14 years, this MG Midget has received a full restoration which is documented by photographs within the history file. Also included in the comprehensive history file is a letter from the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust confirming its date of manufacture, old MOT certificates, old tax discs and invoices for parts, labour, and maintenance work totalling over £6,500!

The Model: Under the bonnet in the MKIII Midgets lays a 1275cc engine as opposed to the 1099cc lump used in MKII’s and late MKI’s. The 1275 engine in the Midget MKIII is the same as the one issued in the Cooper ‘S’, however, the Midget’s engine is detuned so it does not reach the levels of the more costly Cooper ‘S’. Noteworthy improvements from earlier marks include a separate master cylinder for the clutch and a permanently attached hood with an enhanced mechanism for user-friendly operation. Produced during the years 1972-1974, the round-arch MG Midgets with chrome bumpers are widely regarded as the most desirable. This example rolled out of the Abingdon factory in late early 1973, alonside the other 22,415 crafted between 1966 and the 1969 facelift, and an additional 77,831 rolling off the assembly line up to 1974.

Sale Insight: For enthusiasts seeking a fully restored classic roadster for the summer, this 1973 MG Midget presents a great opportunity. It is always nice to find one in good condition, with fantastic condition.

Lot No. 83
Auction 25th April 2024 - 95% SOLD
Vehicle Make MG
Vehicle Model Midget
Year of Manufacture 1973
Mileage 3,105 (Not Warranted)
Registration PAN986L
Date first Registered 12/03/1973
Chassis Number GAN51308705
Engine Number -840
Estimated Sale Price £1,500 - £2,000

Please note: Current engine and chassis numbers are supplied by HPI. Prospective buyers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the condition of a vehicle and the accuracy of any statement made, be they statements of fact or opinion. All vehicles are sold as seen. If you cannot attend the auction please contact the office for a walk around description over the phone.

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