Lot 203 - 1979 MG Midget
|Odometer reading||12,493 miles|
|Result||Sold - £5,600|
In terms of bang for your buck, there can be little to compete with the MG Midget. Its spirited engine, the open and direct driving experience and, with the later models, more reliability, comfy seats and, if you're lucky, a working heater if required. The charming example presented here today is a bit of a rarity as it has only covered a handful of miles in its entire life. Just over 12,000 to be precise and for a mass produced and hugely popular sports car, this is unusual. The first owner appeared to have not only owned it from new but also has driven almost all the miles that are recorded. Mrs. Mackenzie then bequeathed it to the RSPCA on the Isle of Wight who kept it for a further four years. In fact, between 1995 and 2011, just 150 were covered as backed up by Harwoods service history printouts. Most of which were going to and from Harwoods where it was regularly MoT'd and serviced. The RSPCA then sold it on via the Island Auction Rooms to the vendor who has also covered only a few hundred miles. Enclosed within the history file are bills detailing basic service items as well as a new radiator, V5C and an MoT test certificate valid for 12 months. Complete also with hood bag and tonneau cover, this Midget is, quite simply, in great condition.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.