Car & Classic Dealer

RMC Classics

Manchester Lancashire

1969 MG Midget MKIII - HERITAGE SHELL - Old English White SOLD

MORE PICTURES AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE!

Well, where do I start?! These earlier Midgets are often seen as the most sought after of the lot – and as this Old English White example has been subject to a comprehensive professional Heritage Bodyshell restoration - surely that makes it the best of the best! It represents excellent value for money and is a great investment. In fact, Mike Authers, the Midget Guru, recently had a very similar car in stock that was a great deal more money.

The previous owner has owned the car for a fourteen years, and it was rebuilt onto its brand new British Motor Heritage bodyshell in the mid 1990s. No expense was spared and this was a comprehensive rebuild – not just a ‘stick rusty old bits onto a new shell’ like some of them are. As it’s a quite a few years since the car was restored, it has matured very nicely indeed and really feels like a ‘proper’ 60s car, not an over-restored trinket. I’ve been using it daily for the past couple of weeks whilst the weather’s been nice, and have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it!

The shell was supplied complete with new wings, bonnet, doors and boot lid, and was professionally painted in Old English White – probably the best colour for a Mk3 BMC-era car. The engine was subject to a major rebuild by Oselli, at great cost. Of course, most items were replaced, including all of the suspension, brakes, fuel tank and lines, carpet set – the list is just endless and it’s clear to see in the history file.

The bodywork remains very good, obviously it isn’t a show car – it was built to use and the paintwork is now 20+ years down the line, so there is the odd age-related mark and blemish – but absolutely no signs of serious deterioration. Again, it’s nice to see a Heritage car that has been professionally painted and all of the panels have been gapped well. The wing-top seams and A panels are all bubble-free! The doors shut with a satisfying clunk. The underside is all rock-solid and the previous owner has been very diligent with keeping everything dry and well protected – each year any flaking underseal would be wire-brushed off and reapplied. The chromework is in good all-round condition, the bumpers are the originals so are not immaculate, and showing some signs of pitting, but they’re much better fitting and harder-wearing than repro items!

In more recent times, the car has had much further work carried out, including:
• Full suspension refresh, with new springs and dampers all round, polybushed throughout – the car rides very nicely indeed and handles beautifully.
• New brake master cylinder
• New clutch slave cylinder
• New wiring loom in the engine bay and dashboard.
• New MWS wire wheels and matching Yokohama tyres
• Full carburettor rebuild (new pistons etc!), with rebalance and retune, ignition timing reset. She sounds great!

Mechanically, the car is in very good order. The engine starts readily and runs well, ticking over at around 750rpm, as it should. Exhaust note is lovely and the car pulls and drives very well (for a Midget!). Oil pressure is just as it should be, and the car does not overheat – nor does it appear to use any excess oil or water. The gear selection is really nice and slick, with no synchromesh issues, and the car stops in a straight line, just as you’d expect, and rides well with no knocks or bangs. They’re excellent fun to drive!

The interior is in very nice order, but obviously it’s 20 years since it was done so it isn’t brand new. The seats covers are the correct fitment for a 1969 car – this pattern was used for one year only. A period Motorola radio is fitted, but sadly not working. The hood is in good, usable order but has been repaired in a couple of places and the frame requires a little repair – but it’s still functional. Also included is full-length tonneau.

This car has been used regularly so doesn’t suffer from the aches and groans of a rarely-used car. It is, of course, tax and MOT exempt, but has current MOT until June 2022 for peace of mind.

There is a raft of paperwork with the car which dates back decades which includes a record of the rebuild and hundreds of bills and receipts for parts and work done before, during and since the rebuild.

Really, to build a top quality example on a Heritage Shell these days will cost you around £25-30, 000 – making this one an absolute bargain. An shell alone now costs over £10, 000+VAT, and that’s not even painted! All in all, this is an absolutely stunning little car that is absolutely ready to be used and enjoyed. No, it’s not a concourse-condition show winner, but it’s a car that has been restored very well indeed, and I’m sure that you won’t find another Heritage Bodyshell car of this quality, for this price anywhere.

This advert has now been removed through sale or otherwise.
Please see the list below for similar live adverts

Car & Classic Auctions Let us help you sell your car

    Excellent restoration potential - runs and drives
    United Kingdom national flag

    United Kingdom

    Ending: 28th January 20:00


    £800
    Reserve Not Met
    The original British two-seater classic
    United Kingdom national flag

    United Kingdom

    Ending: 31st January 19:55


    £4,000
    Reserve Not Met
    Early spec Midget restored over several years
    United Kingdom national flag

    United Kingdom

    Ending: 3rd February 17:25


    £5,100
    Reserve Not Met

Similar Adverts

This is a 1979 MG Midget 1500 engine and chassis with a Tifosi Rana fibreglass body to form an Austin Healey Sprite MK1 Frogeye replica. The car runs and drives well, recently had new back brakes fitted. V5 in my name. The paintwork is in fair condition, but will require touch-ups in some places. The main body is fibreglass, ...

47,127
Buckinghamshire
Private

Stunning condition MG Midget! We've bought this car in 2015 when we we're the United States California. At that moment it was a superb original no rust condition. After bringing it home we sold it to a Dutch enthusiast who took over 4 years time to restore the Midget to an outstanding high level. The body has been resprayed ...

Netherlands

1932 MG D-type Midget Salonette Chassis number: D0407 Registration Number: PJ7527 An absolutely unique 1932 MG D-type Midget Salonette (Reg P37527) 4-seater In glorious Cambridge and Oxford duo blues; number D0407 (Triple-M register #393) has the longer chassis similar to the C and 3-types. Was sold by Jarvis, ...

61,120
Northamptonshire

A rare 4 seater example of the PB, often regarded as the last "true" M.G. before Morris Motors management insisted on a more conventional engine design for the next model. The PB engine has an overhead camshaft driven through a vertical dynamo and although only 940cc gives an excellent performance with 70 plus top ...

Oxfordshire

MG M type midget This 1932 MG has a 4 cylinder 847cc engine pushing 27 HP. The car is fully restored and in concours condition Today there are only 150 to 200 existing M -type's left. !! more pictures on our website !! !! PRICE = 39500 EURO !! Call for more information

50,205
Belgium
Premium Dealer
14
Picture of 1974 MG Midget 1275 For Sale by Auction

starts 30/01/2022 ending Sun, 6th Feb 2022 7-Day Timed Online Auction 1974 MG Midget 1275 Professionally prepared specification for competition or fast road use Registration: VTJ700M Chassis: GAN5146022G Odometer: 63,000 Transmission: Manual MOT: February 2022 £5,000 - £6,000 UK home market car. Only ...

63,000
Cheshire

There are people who like the word 'body off restoration' - we got 1 word in reply: 'original'. This MG Midget 1500 from 1977 is fully original - even first paint [except 1 door]. Of Course there's signs of 43 years of use, however restoring such car should be considered a criminal act. We have tried to find rust or signs ...

52,122
Netherlands

For sale mg midget 1275cc mk1 1961 totally restored in perfect state start counting new kilometers sold for not using lhd worldwide shipping possible you can visit when you want thanks for watching.

Spain
Private