1972 MG Midget

Highlights

  • Stunning and desirable ‘round wheel arch’ MkIII
  • Complete body restoration 
  • Upgraded and performance tuned 1275cc engine
  • Dry stored and driven just 101 miles since 2011
  • New hood

The Appeal


Since the 1920’s, the MG Midget name has been synonymous with small, affordable and above all, fun, British sports cars.
 
From 1961 to 1979, the Midget was refined and engines increased from 1098cc through to the later 1493cc, with the 1275 A-Series being widely accepted as the most desirable option.
 
Restored in 2011, this little cracker still looks absolutely gorgeous in it’s glossy coat of Teal Blue paint, set off with sparkling chrome work, immaculate wire wheels, an exceptional interior, and topped off with a brand new hood. A restorable hard top also comes with the car.     

The complete body restoration was carried out by Bodytech Services, Salisbury, at a ‘money no object’ cost of £5,244.72 (see photo of invoices), and the 1275cc engine has been upgraded with a performance tuned cylinder head, producing an impressive 100 plus hp (Dyno readout and invoices present).

An appreciating British classic, this sporty Midget is in lovely condition, is such a hoot to drive, and pulls like a train with a suitably raspy exhaust note to match - just in time for some summer fun!.
 

 

The History and Paperwork

  • First registered on the 11th May 1972
  • V5 document and Owner’s handbook present
  • Correctly recorded colour change in 2011 
  • Some previous MOT’s (2017 MOT 11,144 miles)
  • A selection of mechanical parts invoices from specialists
  • Invoices from Bodytech Services for the body restoration
  • Dyno results from 2012 indicating around 110 hp
  • New hood invoice from The MGB Hive (April 2024)
  • Two parts catalogues
  • No current MOT (exempt)
  • Taxed until 1st March 2025 (exempt)

Coming from a deceased estate, this well-sorted Midget has been dry stored in recent years, having travelled a mere 7 miles since the last MOT in 2017.
 

 

The Condition

  • Superb quality Teal Blue paintwork (not the cars original colour)
  • Exceptionally straight and ding-free body with even panel gaps
  • Great A-pillars, seams, door bottoms, wheel arches and sills
  • A few small bubbles to front valance
  • New hood and fibre glass hardtop (see photos)
  • Terrific chrome, trim and badges
  • Clear lights, windscreen and side windows
  • Wonderful interior in fantastic condition
  • Mountney 3-spoke steering wheel
  • Excellent and original spec’ instrumentation and switchgear
  • All electrical equipment is said to operate as it should
  • Tasteful black/white trimmed leather-grain seats in great condition
  • Features include inertia seat belts and interior light
  • Nicely painted corrosion-free boot space
  • Good spare wheel, jack and wheel removal tools 
  • Solid looking chassis 
  • Immaculate painted wire wheels
  • Set of 4 matching Michelin 145/80R13 tyres with plenty of tread


 

The Mechanics

  • Clean restored engine compartment
  • Pocket rocket 1275cc A-Series engine showing great oil pressure
  • Modified unleaded cylinder head from Brett Sims Motorsport, New Milton
  • ARP head studs and tuned 1 1/2” S.U. carbs’ by Alan Jefferey Engineering, Plymouth
  • 4-speed transmission
  • Electronic ignition
  • Alternator
  • Responsive rack and pinion steering
  • Standard front disc brakes and rear hub brakes
  • 3 branch exhaust manifold
  • Straight-through steel exhaust with performance rear silencer
  • Vin-plate in situ
  • Easy and affordable to maintain
  • The vendor informs us that this Midget starts, runs and performs really well 



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Auction Details
  • Year 1972
  • Make MG
  • Model Midget
  • Colour Blue
  • Mileage 11,151 Miles
  • Engine size 1275
  • Seller Type Trade
  • County Dorset
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
26 Bids
  • JP•••• £8,900 07/05/24
  • ol•••• £8,800 07/05/24
  • JP•••• £8,700 07/05/24
  • ol•••• £8,600 07/05/24
  • JP•••• £8,500 07/05/24
  • JP•••• £8,200 07/05/24
  • JP•••• £7,550 07/05/24
  • ol•••• £7,200 07/05/24
  • JP•••• £6,850 07/05/24
  • JP•••• £6,750 07/05/24

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