Lot 325 - 1970 MG Midget
|Odometer reading||20,458 miles|
|Result||Sold - £10,920|
First introduced in Monte Carlo by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) on the 20th May 1958 and intended as a low-cost model, the Sprite was designed by the Donald Healey Motor Company which received a royalty payment from the manufacturers BMC. The low cost of £669 was achieved by using a mildly tuned version of the A-Series engine and as many other components from existing cars as possible. Manufactured at the MG sports car factory at Abingdon, it was not surprising that the success of the design would lead to an MG version known as the Midget. The final version of the Austin Healey Sprite arrived in 1966 as the Mk. IV. The new model now used a twin carburettor 1275cc version of the proven A-Series engine which it shared with other BMC models such as the Mini Cooper S.
Originally registered on 2nd November 1970, this MG Midget has been owned by the vendor for the last nine years and presents in very good all-round condition. Subject to a restoration in 2003 carried out by AMV 3000 in Hampshire at a documented cost of £10,000, this MG Midget is a delightful little sports car. The 1275cc engine runs extremely well and our test drive confirmed what a well cared for example this is; the green coachwork is virtually unmarked as is the black interior, under the bonnet she is in good order and shows no areas for concern. Supplied with a great history file, a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate valid until April 2017, a tonneau cover and a hardtop. Sitting proudly on wire wheels, this chrome bumper Midget offers fun classic car motoring at a modest outlay. Offered for sale without reserve.
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