MG Midget 1973

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Lot No: 35
Year Make Model Mileage SOLD FOR
1973 MG Midget 16,778 (Not Warranted) £5,000 + buyers premium


In Brief:

On the Surface: This 1972 MG Midget, has been cherished by The Vendor since July 2012. Painted in the ever-popular ‘Blaze Red,’ its exterior complements the tan/biscuit interior, adorned with a walnut dashboard and a classic ‘Motalita’ wood rim steering wheel.

Maintenance: The care and attention given to this MG Midget is evident in the meticulous maintenance records. The Vendor’s journey with the car began in 2012 when it was acquired for £7,600 from Chorlton House Motor Company while an earlier purchase invoice reveals it was bought in 1991 by a previous owner for a mere £500! Invoices totaling almost £8,000 detail various parts and labour expenses, including a significant £3,008.16 in 2005. Noteworthy is a 2016 invoice amounting to £528.70, addressing a windscreen wiper issue. Accompanying the financial trail are MOT certificates from 1992 to 2005.

History: Delving into the MG Midget’s past unveils a rich photographic restoration history from the early 1990s when it underwent a thorough rejuvenation at PJM Motors of Market Drayton. The provided invoices align seamlessly with the restoration photographs.

The Model: The MG Midget is a small two-seater lightweight sports car produced by MG from 1961 to 1979. It revived a name that had been used on earlier models such as the MG M-type, MG D-type, MG J-type and MG T-type. This example is a MK III which is significant due to the introduction of the 1275cc engine also seen in the Mini-Cooper ‘S’. This was a detuned version of the 76 bhp Cooper ‘S’ engine, giving only 65 hp at 6000 rpm. The detuned engine was used for reasons of model range placement – with the Cooper ‘S’ spec engine, the Midget could have been faster than the more expensive MGB.

Sale Insight: After an impressive tenure of nearly 12 years, The Vendor has made the difficult decision to part ways with this delightful MG Midget. Despite its undeniable charm, the reason for the sale is attributed to a lack of use. This presents a unique opportunity for a new owner to take the reins of a classic with great history.

Lot No. 35
Auction 25th April 2024 - 95% SOLD
Vehicle Make MG
Vehicle Model Midget
Year of Manufacture 1973
Mileage 16,778 (Not Warranted)
Registration GAW151M
Date first Registered 11/10/1973
Chassis Number GAN5137920G
Engine Number 2553
Estimated Sale Price £7,500 BUY IT NOW

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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