1971 MG Midget - BRG
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This desirable MkIII MG Midget is a great car for any enthusiast. The car underwent a full restoration over a number of years in the hands of an MGCC member and enthusiast, returning to the road lat year. I have history and bills going back to the mid-1980s, including photographic evidence of previous rebuilds.
The car has an MOT until 10th January 2017 and received no advisory items on the last test.
The car starts, runs and drives very well indeed. The brakes, suspension, steering have all been rebuilt, and the car has recently had new clutch hydraulics. A hi-torque starter motor has been fitted, and the car runs and pulls very cleanly indeed. The engine has also been rebuilt at some point, and has excellent oil pressure and does not smoke or use water, or overheat. The gearbox is nice and tight and the diff does not whine. New Dunlop tyres have been fitted fairly recently.
Painted in British Racing, the car presents itself very well indeed. The car has been professionally resprayed and any panels needing replacement have clearly been sorted. As it’s a few years since this was done, there are a few VERY minor areas of blebs but there’s absolutely nothing to worry about. The wing-top seams are nice and solid, as are the door and wing bottoms. No, it’s not a concourse-wining show car but it wouldn’t look out of place at any car show. The panel gaps are very good indeed and the doors shut very nicely. Looking down the side of the car, the lines are very straight and free from dents and imperfections.
Structurally, the car appears to be nice and solid – the floors, sills and spring hangers all look to be nice and solid, and again, any panels requiring replacement have all been sorted very well.
The interior is very clean and tidy, having been fitted with new seat foams, door cards and new carpets. The dashboard has also been refurbished in the original crackle-finish, and the gauges rebuilt or replaced. The hood is a nice fit, and a hood cover is included. A new wiper motor has been fitted and all of the electrics work just as they should.
All in all, this is a nice, straight car that would suit someone new to classic cars, or someone who already has some experience. These are simple little cars which, with regular maintenance, can prove to be reliable and usable classics.