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Lot 212: MG Midget

Fine Motor cars incl. The Jaguar Legend, Coys (14 July 2012)

The MG Midget has endured, throughout the course of its entire production life, a reputation as an enormously popular and cheeky sports car. This success was based primarily on the rugged competition success of these versatile cars. When it arrived in the spring of 1960, the economy had grown sufficiently for there to be a large number of buyers who yearned for the spiritual heir to the MG Midgets of the 1930's.

The latest midget was the right car at the right time. It had style, it was a proper driver's car, it had a respected badge and it was thoroughly practical with proven running gear. Above all else, it was fun. Its friendly looks made people smile and it is one of the rare cars which not only won respect, but affection from people from every walk of life.

Presented in the striking colour combination of black with a red interior, it comes complete with the rare and desirable hardtop and looks fantastic with Minilites filling the wheel arches. The owner reports that the car was restored in the 1990s and has been meticulously cared for since and as a result, we are informed it is in excellent condition.

Supplied with a significant history file containing V5 document, numerous old MoT's and invoices, a hand written book of work and list of parts used during the restoration as well as a current MoT valid until March 2013 and road fund licence until February 2013. This fine example is a splendid first classic and enormously fun to drive.

Lot Details
Auction Fine Motor cars incl. The Jaguar Legend
Coys, Blenheim Palace,Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PX
TypeCar
Lot Number212
Estimate£4500-£6500
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£5900
Year1971
Condition rating2
Registration numberWVH 742J
Mileage-
Chassis numberGAN596734G
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