1966 MG Midget Mk2 - Tartan Red
£££ SOLD £££
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These early Midgets are really beginning to become desirable. This Tartan Red example is no exception and would prove to be an excellent investment for the future, and offers much opportunity for improvement to add further to its value. Being a Mk2 it benefits from having wind-up side windows, a removable hood, exterior door handles, along with other features that the earlier cars didn't have! This car is a GAN-3 chassis number example, and has had just 5 owners from new.
The car is an ‘older’ restoration – I have two big folders of history for the car dating back to the late 1980s and early 1990s, when the car had its full bare-metal structural and body restoration, over a period of 6 years. There are about 50 or 60 photographs documenting the bodyshell restoration, which included new wings, sills, door skins, and much more!
The car comes with an MOT until May 2017, and is ready to drive away. The 1275cc engine starts, and the car runs and drives very well indeed. The engine has excellent oil pressure and does not overheat. Recent works include:
· New original-style seat covers and foams
· New hood
· New carpets
· New petrol tank
· New rear brake ccylinders
· New speedo and cable
· Converted to use disposable spin on oil filter
· Negative earth conversion – stereo fitted
· Moto Lita sports steering wheel fitted
· New fuel sender unit fitted + easy access panel (no need to remove fuel tank to access FSU)
· Door locks refitted with extra securing washers for improved security
· Under sill and front/rear wheel arches coated with waxoyl (corrosion protection)
· New air filters installed
· New gasket and end seals fitted to oil sump
· New rocker cover gasket
· New gaskets on float chambers
· New door seals
· Oil change
· Fuel filter installed
Bodily, the car appears to be pretty solid and is very presentable – however, it’s a while since it was last painted so there are some imperfections here and there. That said, it’s very presentable indeed, and the paint has a good shine, and the door gaps are good. The wing-top seams are nice and solid, as are all of the wheelarches, along with the wing and door-bottoms.
Structurally, the car appears to be very solid indeed – the floors, sills and spring hangers all look good. I can’t see there being any welding issues for a good few years to come. The car hasn’t been undersealed to death, so is not hiding any horrors!
All in all, this is a great opportunity for someone who wants a well-sorted car that can be used regularly without any worries. It’s not the usual tarted-up piece of junk – the work which has been carried out appears to have been done to a good standard.