1980 MG Midget 1500

Ideal use and improve example through some light recommissioning; smart interior and hood; in the current ownership since 1999

This late model MG Midget 1500 was first registered in February 1982 although the last car rolled off the production line on 7th December 1979. The car dates as a 1980 model on the V5C, imported and registered in the UK in 1982 and is currently finished in traditional green although it was originally white (colour change 1998 according to Experian) and sits upon a set of pretty 13” Minilite style alloy wheels which transform the 1500’s looks.

The black vinyl top looks to be in sound order, with clear rear windows and the bodywork straight with some areas of paint degradation that you might wish to improve over time.

Inside, we find a set of retro-fit cream leatherette seats piped green which hugely improves the comfort and appeal of the midget along with matching door cards and beige carpets.

The car started and ran to move it around for these shots although the brakes felt like they were rather spongy. The vendor suggests it might benefit from some light recommissioning having seeing little recent use.

The history file includes the V5C revealing the car to have been in the same ownership for the last 22 years with 13 former keepers, old V5C, two old MOTs and selection of bills for consumables and service items mostly dated 2016. The Midget does not have a current MOT, the last expiring in July 2011 at 102,400 miles recording five advisories. The odometer currently shows 102,488 miles (02,488) suggesting just 88 miles have been covered since that last test in 2010.

Ideal to recommission then use and improve, these late model 1500’s are probably the most user friendly Midgets of them all with looks that are coming back into popularity. If those big rubber bumpers are not your thing, why not remove them and give it the sporting Sebring style look instead?

For more information contact - will.daniels@brightwells.com


Reg No: OFV282X
Chassis Number: GAN62285879
Engine Number: FP78429E
Engine Size: 1491
Docs: V5C; handbooks; invoices; 2 old MOTs; MOT exempt

Sale Section & Buyers Premium (ex VAT): Car 12%, Minimum £150

Estimate: £3,250-4,250

Lot 4

Lot ended

Thursday 12/05/2022

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

Under Offer @ £2,200
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