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Lot 101: MG Midget 1500

Classic & Sports Cars, Barons (28 April 2009)

The first of the "New Generation" MG Midgets to appear, in 1961, was actually an Austin Healey Sprite with a fancy grille, side mouldings and an MG badge. The MG retained the drum brakes and back breaking quarter-elliptic rear springs but some later 1098cc examples gained front disc brakes and wire wheels. By 1964 the MKII had appeared with more power, stronger crankcase, wind-up windows and lockable doors. There would be a MII and MKIV but in 1974 the last incarnation of the Midget would be titled MG Midget 1500 as it adopted the Triumph Spitfire engine and USA regulation, impact bumpers.

Offered here is a 1978 1500, which is said to have had just three owners and to have benefited from bodywork restoration and repaint in 2005, which included new panels and new chassis structures. The hood was also replaced and the car was converted to unleaded specification by the MGOC approved specialists who has maintained the car.

Finished in Brooklands green with fawn interior, the car is offered complete with a large history file and is said to have been completely reliable and great fun to own. It is only being offered for sale due to redundancy.

Lot Details
Auction Classic & Sports Cars
Barons,
TypeCar
Lot Number101
Estimate£1000-£1500
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£600
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1978
Condition rating0
Registration numberFJO580S
Mileage-
Chassis numberGAN6-192248G
Engine number43472
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors