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Key Information

Lot number
52
Sale Price
£6,000
Make & Model
MG Midget MkII
Registration
VUP 88L
Year
1972
Colour
Red
Engine Size
1,275 cc
Chassis No.
GAN5-121552G
Engine No.
4283
Documents
V5C; MOT April 2018 with no advisories; 14 old MOTs; lots of bills; photos of restoration

Full Description

There is something about a red MG Midget that is irrepressibly cheerful: you feel the sun should shine every time you get in it. It won’t, of course (this is Britain), but you will always get a kick out of driving it.

This 1972 MkII Midget is in lovely condition – and so it should be: it has had over £10,000 spent on it. Money talks, though, and that £10k tells us that this is a very smart car. Look at the panel fit, the paintwork, the hood, the interior. Look also at the invoices: Gold Seal engine, gearbox overhaul, new starter ring gear, reconditioned stub axles, kingpins and lower suspension arms, polybushed suspension…..

There are 14 old MOTs with the car going back to 1986 when there were just under 22,000 miles showing on the speedo with just under 92,000 miles showing now: regular use but not huge mileage, the best combination.

This a fun car but still a practical classic. The new owner should find little or no work is needed (MOT to April 2018, no advisories, lots of bills and resto photos). It is a pretty little car in tip-top condition, one that will attract admiring glances and comments and take its new owner up hill and down dale without fret or fuss and whether the sun is shining or not.

Look at this way, with all the money that's already been spent, if you get it within the estimate you will actually be being paid to take it away. What's not to like?