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It has been said, and justifiably so, that the Midget produced by the MG Car Company from 1958 until 1979 provided motoring enthusiasts with by far the most amount of enjoyment, for by far the least amount of money.
It was and still is sports motoring in its most fundamental form.
Also one of the most versatile sports cars ever, would be owners were scrambling to secure their very own on its release and as the years progressed, so did the car with a 10 horsepower upgrade arriving in 1962 and front disc brakes in 1963 with the most noticeable changes coming in 1964.
The arrival of the MkII Midget saw a far more comfortable cockpit with wind-up windows, high-grade carpets, bucket seats, external door handles and locks, swiveling quarter-light windows, larger windscreen, better dash instrumentation, smoother rear-suspension and the option of handsome wire wheels.
The Midget had become a bonafied sportscar and today the MkII stands among the most usable and collectable British sports cars ever made. In the 1970’s the classic Midget shape was changed significantly to comply with ever stringent safety regulations, freezing the 60’s design in time as the most beautiful.
Corresponding to its Heritage Certificate, the car offered is a 1965 M.G. Midget MkII, delivered new by University Motors Ltd, London in May of the same year and optioned with wire wheels, heater, Red tonneau cover, anti-roll bar, headlamp flasher and toughened windscreen.
In excellent overall condition, this handsome Midget was the subject of a professional, ground up restoration in 2003 with zero expense spared.
Masterfully executed, the cockpit is just as it was in 1965. Cream piping across marbled Red leather with the finest stitching, correct and crystal clear Smiths instrumentation, luxurious for the time is the padded dash top with crackle effect fascia and toggle switch gear that never loses its novelty and even the original Bakelite steering wheel and soft touch carpets are present and in excellent condition.
The body work is gun barrel straight, finished in Ivory with the iconic chrome strip running down the entire shoulder of the car. During the restoration, the original bumpers and overriders were re-chromed with all new rubber seals fitted throughout the car, a new stainless exhaust was added and a new soft-top, as well as a re-chromed luggage rack, and iconic front MG grille.
Beautifully cared for post restoration, even the correct “Made In England” Lucas taillights and headlamps are still present as well as the correct wire wheels that neatly finish the classic look.
Accompanying the car is its heritage certificate, parts receipts for the restoration and service receipts, the original jack and the hard to find tonneau cover to protect the cockpit from the elements.
The perfect escape artist for weekend fun and available at a fraction of the restoration cost, this painstakingly restored Midget is ready for the road.
Never available for long and with the weather cooling off it’s the perfect time to own and drive a collectible, drop-top slice of British motoring history. This is what classic sports-motoring is all about.