1970 Mg Midget Mark III
Fully professionally restored in 2008-2010 (see photos) including engine, drivetrain, exterior, and interior. The car has been used little since completion of the restoration and is presented very well with no mechanical or cosmetic issues. The car retains its factory colors in desirable red over black interior. The original 1.3-liter engine and manual gearbox with synchromesh were restored in 2008-2010 as well and the car drives like new. One of the very best MG Midgets we have seen in a very long time.
The car was built for the Danish market as shown on the British Motor Industry Heritage Certificate. The car just passed inspection and have Danish papers and registration dating back to new.
British Motor Industry Heritage Certificate and original service book are included in the sale.
VIN/Chassis number: G AN 5 L / 85795
Engine number: 10523
Body number: 67214
Gearbox number: 55456
Specification: Left-hand drive, Danish export to DOMI dealer in Glostrup, Denmark
Factory color exterior: Red
Factory color trim: Black
Build dates: April 27-28, 1970
Date dispatched to the dealer in Denmark: May 8, 1970
History of the 1967-1974 MG Midget:
The Mark III MG Midget was introduced in October 1966 as a 1967 model. Both the Midget and its companion Austin-Healey Sprite received the 65 hp BMC A-series engine, now displacing 1275 cc. It was the same engine as the Mini Cooper S, but detuned, and it could push the boxy little roadster to 60 mph in 14.7 seconds on its way to a top speed of about 94 mph/151 kmh.
The convertible top was finally a folding design instead of something to be dismantled and put in the trunk. MG described the Midget as “the smallest real sports car.” The top three gears were synchromesh but first was still a crashbox gear. The car changed little in 1968 and 1969 when knock-off wire wheels became optional.
The MG Midget would continue to be revised starting in 1975, with the introduction of the Mk IV model. Model changes at this point were aimed at addressing increased emissions and safety regulations.