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Le Riche Automobile Restorers (CI) Ltd.
Unit 10, Springside, Rue de la Monnaie, Trinity, Jersey CI
JE3 5DG
Tel:  08000549575
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1978 MG 1500 Midget. Well maintained & low mileage. SOLD

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  • £4,950 As stated
  • 1978
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Price £4,950 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make MG
Model Midget
  Midget 1500
Year 1978
Mileage 41,971 miles
Country UK
Region Channel Islands
Telephone 08000 549575
Status Trade
Date 21-Dec-2019
Ref C1116713
The first version of the new MG Midget, announced at the end of June, 1961, was essentially a slightly more expensive badge-engineered version of the MkII Austin-Healey Sprite. The original 'frogeye' Sprite had been introduced specifically to fill the gap in the market left by the end of production of the MG T-type Midget as its replacement, the MGA had been a significantly larger and more expensive car with greater performance. Many existing MG buyers turned to the Sprite to provide a modern low-cost sports car and so a badge-engineered MG version reusing the Midget name made sense. The new Midget differed from the Sprite only in its grille design, badging, colour options and having both leather seats and more external chrome trim as standard to justify its higher purchase price.
The square-shaped rear wheel arches became rounded in January 1972. Also in this year, a Triumph steering rack was fitted, giving a gearing that was somewhat lower than earlier Midgets. A second exhaust silencer was also added in 1972. Alternators were fitted instead of dynamos from 1973 onwards. The last series with impact bumpers and the 1500 cc engine was introduced in 1974 and continued in production in 1979.

First registered new in Jersey in March 1978, and previously restored by Bill Painter at Abingdon Motors, we have serviced and maintained the car since 2014.


A local low mileage MG in very good overall condition, an excellent example of low mileage late series 1500 Midget

In bronze yellow with black interior, the Midget was subject to a refurbishment in our workshops in 2014. The black interior, carpets and hood are in very good condition.

Well maintained and serviced in our workshops for the last five years, previously the car had been regularly serviced by Abingdon Motors.

For further information please call us on the details below or visit our website for more pictures. - details above

 
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