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Lot 102: MG Midget MKIII

Classic, Collectors, Sports and Prestige Cars, Barons (16 July 2012)

The modern incarnation of the MG Midget was first seen in 1961. Under the skin it was an Austin Healey Sprite and apart from a fancy grill and side trims in chrome, it was pretty much identical. In 1964 the MKII appeared with more power, a stronger crankshaft, wind-up windows, lockable doors and semi-elliptical springs at the rear. 1966 saw more improvements in the MKIII, like a 1275cc engine and in 1969 there is a minor face lift and the addition of Rostyle wheels on the MKIV but there was never a MKV, there was just the Midget 1500, which shared its engine with the Spitfire. Offered here is a late MKII with the 1098cc engine, which is equipped with chrome wire wheels and a "factory" hard-top. It also has the packaway hood and frame and has been the subject of considerable expenditure in the past. This included new floors, new sills, wings, front and rear road springs, the chrome wheels and splined hubs and a full repaint. The vendor states that further recent works include the fitting of a Kenlowe fan, new fuel tank, new radiator, electronic ignition, new battery and all new water hoses. Finished in BRG with yellow racing stripes, the car has a long MoT, is eligible for free historic tax and is said to drive as well as it looks. A fabulous little starter classic for very little outlay and so simple to maintain.

Lot Details
Auction Classic, Collectors, Sports and Prestige Cars
Barons, Sandown Park Exhibition Complex-Esher Hall
TypeCar
Lot Number102
Estimate£2500-£3500
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£1750
Year1966
Condition rating
Registration numberFEY 242D
Mileage-
Chassis numberGAN344716
Engine number
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2