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Lot 110: 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 very nicely restored MKIII 1275 Midget, which has not only benefited from structural and cosmetic restoration but also from a fully reconditioned engine, gearbox, rear axle and full mechanical overhaul. Finished in red with beige interior the car sits on a superb set of Rostyle wheels, the engine bay is detailed and set off with alloy rocker cover and chrome pancake air filters.

Lot Details
Auction Classic, Collectors, Sports and Prestige Cars
Barons, Sandown Park Exhibition Complex-Esher Hall
TypeCar
Lot Number110
Estimate£4250-£5250
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1974
Condition rating
Registration numberWPB 838M
Mileage-
Chassis numberGAN5-146455G
Engine number1718
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2