1970 MG Midget
£££ SOLD £££
Priced at £5995. Many more pictures HERE
These chrome-bumpered Midgets are very highly regarded in classic car circles – they are seen to be one of the most fun, enjoyable small British Sports Cars available and it could be said that they are the most desirable of the Midget range.
This car is no exception – it is without doubt one of the nicest cars available on the market at the current time and I feel you’ll struggle to find a better one for this price. To me, these earlier cars have much nicer lines of the chrome bumper cars, and still retain that spirit of classic motoring that MG was so well known for in the 40s and 50s. Anyway, I’ll stop waffling and get on with the description!
The car is MOTd until September 2015, and it is tax exempt, of course! It looks to have had a comprehensive restoration in the past 10-15 years or so, and is still in marvellous condition.
The look of the car clearly shows that the standard of work that has been carried out is tip-top. This car is just like one you’d buy from Mike Authers, the MG Midget specialist – just without the price tag! Those of you searching for a good Spridget will know that he sells only the best cars – and at enormous prices!
In one word – great. The lines of the car are completely unspoilt. The paint finish is magnificent. Structurally there are no worries so far as I can see – all floors and sills are nice and solid, and free from patches etc. There are some VERY minor areas of bubbling here and there that could be sorted out easily and cheaply, whenever you were inclined. It’s absolutely nothing to worry about. It’s much better to buy a car like this that has been painted a number of years ago, rather than one that’s just had a quick blowover respray!
The brightwork is all in fantastic order with no dinks or twists. The door gaps are all good and the door and wing bottoms are solid etc. The doors have been re-skinned and the frames are in great shape.
The seats were recovered, new carpets have been fitted. All in all, it looks fantastic! All of the gauges work reliably.
Engine and Gearbox
Engine starts readily and runs well, ticking over quietly, as it should. Exhaust note is lovely and the car pulls and drives as it should. There are no nasty whines or grinding in the gearbox, and the rear axle is nice and quiet. Oil pressure is as it should be, and the car does not overheat.
The hood is in excellent order, and the hood frame is great, too. Also included is a half-tonneau/hood cover.
All in all, this is an absolutely stunning little car that is absolutely ready to be used and enjoyed. I’ve had a lot of Midgets through my hands and this is one of the nicest I’ve had. There is some history with the car including some old MOTs, and bills for parts over the past few years etc. The V5 and MOT are both present and the car is ready to drive away.