1972 MG Midget MkIII

Recently restored around a new Heritage Shell; excellent condition throughout 

Essentially a slightly more expensive badge-engineered version of the Austin-Healey Sprite MkII, the MG Midget was launched in 1961, initially with a 948cc twin carb A-Series engine producing 46bhp.

In 1962 the engine was uprated to a 1,098cc unit now with 56bhp and brake discs replaced the drums at the front. With the launch of the MkIII version in 1966, the engine was enlarged yet again to 1,275cc and now produced 67bhp. The rear axle ratio was also increased for more relaxed cruising along with a host of minor revisions to the interior and exterior.

Eminently tuneable, the MkIII is now particularly popular in the many race series that are organised for MG Midgets to compete in. On the road it is an exhilarating car to drive as you always feel like you are going twice as fast as you really are!

This stunning MG Midget MkIII still looks virtually as good today as it must have done when it first left the factory in January 1972. We are told that it has recently been fully restored around a new Heritage Shell, and although there are only a few invoices for a multitude of trim parts ordered from Moss and The MGB Hive in May/June/July of this year, the car speaks for itself and it really does look to be in excellent condition throughout.

The British Racing Green paintwork has a deep shine, the engine bay is nicely detailed and the black leather seats are in fine shape, as are the carpets and the hood. Riding on Minilite-style alloys shod with a set of Firestone tyres, it has been starting promptly and running beautifully as we have moved it around on site with good 60psi oil pressure.

As good an example as you could wish to find, it is being offered here for less than cost of a new bare shell on its own, let alone to restore one to this condition and will turn heads wherever it goes.

For more information contact James on 07970 309907 or email [email protected]

Reg No: PGU926K
Chassis Number: GAN51100377G
Engine Number: 8G180ES98299
Engine Size: 1275
Docs: V5C; invoices for trim parts

Estimate: £10,000+

Lot 78

Lot ended

Thursday 28/10/2021

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

Not Sold

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