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Lot 031: MG Midgett MkIII

Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (16 May 2012)

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, including more rounded rear wheel arches. Eminently tuneable, the MkIII is now particularly popular in the many race series that are organised for MG Midgets to compete in. First registered in June 1972, this particular MkIII Midget has been in fairly regular use while at the Stondon Motor Museum and is said to drive well. Presented in black with a tan interior, it also benefits from chrome wire wheels.

Lot Details
Auction Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Easters Court, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0DE
TypeCar
Lot Number031
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£1500
Year1972
Condition rating
Registration numberDKR 449K
Mileage-
Chassis numberGAN5119126G
Engine number3583
Engine capacity (cc)1275
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors