1978 MG Midget 1500
MG Midgets were made from 1961 to 1979 and sold well throughout this period of manufacture. The Midget 1500, using the well-known Triumph 1500 engine of the era, was introduced in 1974. This version of the Midget is unmistakeable for its black covered bumpers. Our car is finished in the familiar bright Inca yellow that was so popular on these cars in the 1970s.
I have known this car since 1980 when my mother bought it; this is evidenced on the file by a letter from the original owner, to my father to thank him for the flowers he had bought her as she was so upset on the car’s departure! Sadly, both my parents passed away in the last few years, and the car passed into the hands of my brother, who has owned it since 2007. He has now decided to let it go as he is simply not using it enough.
The car is in very good, original condition, and has been well maintained over a long period of time. There are lots of invoices on file, going back to the 1990s, with some £2,300 been spent in the last four years. The most recent work includes a full carburettor rebuild and tune-up to leave the car running extremely well. The car is generally in very good mechanical condition.
The chassis and bodywork are in very good condition, but the paintwork, whilst in good condition, does have the odd blemish. The car comes with both a cover for the roof when it is down, as well as a tonneau cover. It also comes with the original sales brochure and the original driver’s handbook.
This is not a concours car, but it is an unmolested original car in very good condition that has been owned by the same family since 1980. It is showing 61,000 miles which we are fairly certain is an original mileage evidenced by MOTs going back to the 1980s, and the original service book. It now has a fresh MOT and is ready to be driven away by its next lucky owner.