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Lot 009: MG Midget 1500

Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (18 July 2012)

Launched in 1961 with a rather uninspiring 948cc A-Series engine, the MG Midget was constantly revised over the next two decades, going through MkI, II and III stages before finally becoming the MG Midget 1500 in 1974. The main distinguishing features of the last model were Rostyle wheels, a more modern interior, a higher ride height and new rubber bumpers to improve crash performance for the all-important US market. To compensate for the car's added weight and to improve performance, a new 1500cc engine was now standard which gave the car a top speed just a whisker short of the magic ton. This Dark Red 1500 was first registered in November 1978 and comes with a large history file going back to the late 1980s. Said to be well above average in condition and excellent mechanically, it has recently been unearthed from 8 years in storage. Just recommissioned and issued with a fresh MOT, it has only done a few hundred miles since.

Lot Details
Auction Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Easters Court, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0DE
Lot Number009
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£1400
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Condition rating
Registration numberDMJ 661T
Chassis numberGAN6-216403G
Engine number6625
Engine capacity (cc)1500
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors1