Lot 2122


1969 MG Midget - 17,500 miles from new!
Reg. no. SHY 219G
Chassis no. GAN469483G
Engine no. 12CEDAH5416
This new \'Midget\' revived a name that had been used by MG on several other models, but this new car was essentially a more expensive badge-engineered Austin-Healey Sprite. 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. This low mileage example was inherited by the current owner from his uncle, a meticulous long-term owner that had maintained the car, never even driving it in the wet. Following a period of storage, the car passed to the current owner, and some recommissioning work ensued. This involved a mechanical overhaul about 12 - 15 years ago, during which time the head was converted for unleaded fuel. The bumpers and wheels were replaced but the paint is still the original Old English White. The car is now offered with both hard and soft top options and within the large history file there are a selection of bills and correspondence in addition to a V5c.

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£6,000 - 6,500

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