1971 MG Midget Mk III 1275cc

Make: MG
Model: Midget Mk III 1275cc
Year: 1971
Registration Number: UUX 220J
Chassis Number: GAN5/90722G
Engine Number: RS127027
Transmission: Manual
Steering: Right Hand Drive
MOT Test Expiry: Exempt
Mileage: 46000
Guide Price: £7000 - 9000
Road Tax Exempt

Lot No: 209

The current custodian purchased this Midget in 2017 and instructed a restoration of the sports car by a local specialist in 2018-19. This phase of work included the fitting of an Ivor Searle reconditioned engine (with a new cylinder head and block); an engine bay respray; chassis, floor panel and wheel arch attention and much more.  A second phase of work was carried out in 2022 and included a full service, the replacement of the front King pin assembly, new front dampers, a clutch overhaul, a brake overhaul, a carburettor check, the fitting of new spark plugs and new tyres and further work to complete the mechanical restoration. In total, the vendor has spent over £24000 on the Midget in the last seven years.

The vendor tells us that there are no known mechanical faults with the MG, it runs and drives as it should. Cosmetically, the original upholstery is good for its age, the carpets are probable replacements and tidy, the new hood is very good and the instrumentation is all in working order, with the addition of a clock and amp meter. The body and paintwork are very presentable, although the leading edge of the bonnet isn’t perfect.

The history file contains photographs of the restoration, correspondence, an MOT test certificate from 2019, invoices and the V5C registration certificate.

Auction Date: 20 June 2024