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1972 MG Midget MkIII - Blaze orange, fully restored SOLD

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  • £4,950 As stated
  • 1972
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Sold by RMC Classics
Price £4,950 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make MG
Model Midget
Year 1972
Country UK
Region Lancashire
Telephone 07746 715437
Status Trade
Date 30-Jun-2017
Ref C887366
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These early 70s Round Wheelarch Midgets are really beginning to become desirable. This Blaze example is no exception and would prove to be an excellent investment for the future, and offers much opportunity for improvement to add further to its value. This car is a GAN-5 chassis number example, and has been in the hands of a caring long-term owner that has cherished the car and has used it only in dry weather.

The car had a major restoration around 10-15 years ago which consisted of a full structural, body and mechanical restoration and has covered little mileage since. The car was rebuilt by an MG enthusiast and as you can see in the pictures, he has made a nice job of it!

The car comes with an MOT until June 2018, and is ready to drive away. The MOT history is very clean and shows the car has been used sparingly (usually around 300 miles per year!). The 1275cc engine starts, runs and drives very well indeed. The engine ticks over nicely and pulls very strongly. A stainless steel exhaust has been fitted, along with other sensible modifications. In recent times, the car has had a new dynamo, and a full service and tune-up. The gearbox is nice and strong with no synchromesh issues, and it doesn’t jump out of gear. The diff doesn’t whine, either! The car rides well for a Midget without the usual knocks, bangs and whines! The original Rostyle wheels are in excellent condition, having been refurbished, and the tyres have plenty of tread.

Bodily, the car appears to be very solid, and the panel gaps are all nice and straight – the best I’ve seen for a while! The car is painted in its original ‘Blaze’ colour and considering the paint is now over 10 years old, it’s remarkably free from imperfections. The paint has a good shine, the A Panels, wing bottoms, wing-top seams etc are bubble-free. Chromework is good but there is some pitting as they are the originals – nothing unsightly, though. The rear numberplate is the incorrect shape for the year, but I have a correct ‘square’ plate on its way and ready to be fitted.

Structurally, the car appears to be very solid indeed – the floors, sills and spring hangers all look good. I can’t see there being any welding issues for a good few years to come. The car hasn’t been undersealed to death, so is not hiding any horrors! There are no nasty patches of ‘MOT’ welding, and the floors are nice and straight.

The interior is very tidy, with seats, door cards and carpets in very good order. The dashboard is painted in the correct crinkle type finish, and is damage free. The hood is in all-round good order and the frame is in good shape. The rear windows are clear. Inside the boot is well-painted, and the spare wheel, tyre (inflated and with good tread), original jack and wheelbrace etc are included.

There is a box folder full of paperwork relating to the car, going back to the late 1990s.

All in all, this is a great opportunity for someone who wants a well-sorted car that can be used regularly without any worries. It’s not the usual tarted-up piece of junk – the work which has been carried out appears to have been done to a good standard.
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