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1977 MG Midget 1500


  • Straight and rust-free bodywork
  • Recent mechanical upgrades including a new clutch kit, flywheel, master cylinder, and slave cylinder
  • Retrofitted stereo with two external speakers and aerial

The Appeal

They don't really make cars like this anymore; the MG Midget was playful and unfussy on the road, with a simplicity that kept the driver carefree. It's little wonder, then, that they've become one of the UK's best-loved classic cars - at a time when the top-down summer sports drive seemed to be the national sport.

This particular example, with its green exterior and brown interior, is in very good condition, with a straight and rust-free body, and a few minor marks. The mechanical aspects of the car have been well-maintained, with recent upgrades including a new clutch kit, flywheel, master cylinder, and slave cylinder. The interior is also in great shape, with a refurbished Moto-lita steering wheel and a retrofitted stereo with two external speakers and an aerial.


The History and Paperwork

  • Registered in 1977
  • Purchased by the current owner in February 2023
  • MOT exempt, and last tested in 2022
  • Currently indicates 60,461 miles on a five-figure odometer
  • Complete with:
    • V5c document
    • The car's latest MOT document
    • A selection of older MOT certificates
    • An impressive stack of invoices
    • Repair manual
    • Unipart warranty certificate 
    • A typed up service record


The Condition

  • Original green paintwork
  • The paint is still carrying some minor marks visible up close
  • Wear around the arches, sills and panel fits
  • Some cracking in the paintwork on the rear
  • Hood requires some restoration; has a couple of holes and some fading on the plastic
  • The hood's framework however is reportedly working fine
  • Wheels are in good order, shod in Dunlop tyres
  • Underside carries light wear, though this is quite isolated
  • The tan interior is in good overall order
  • It's carrying a refurbished Moto-lita steering wheel
  • Retrofitted stereo with two external speakers and an aerial 
  • No sign of any rips or tears to the seats
  • Dashboard carries some rips and losses to the covering
  • All instruments are legible, with light fogging
  • Some light scuffs and discolouration here and there 


The Mechanics

  • 1,493cc Triumph 4cyl engine 
  • 4spd manual gearbox
  • New clutch kit and flywheel installed
  • New master cylinder and slave cylinder installed
  • Engine bay looks in good order
  • We've no reports of any mechanical issues
  • Car is reportedly starting, shifting, driving and braking without fault



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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1977
  • Make MG
  • Colour Green
  • Odometer 64,000 Miles
  • Engine size 1491
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Emsworth
  • Location Hampshire
  • Country United Kingdom

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