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"Thank you for the car. It arrived about 2pm yesterday, and is now safely in my garage. I have had a positive, caring and reliable experience throughout the entire process. Both Gloria and Jesmond have made a novice re buying a Classic Car pleasurable."Robyn Forbes, Christchurch, New Zealand
The MG Midget is a small two-seater sports car produced by the MG division of the British Motor Corporation from 1961 to 1979. It revived a famous name used on earlier models such as the MG M-type, MG D-type, MG J-type and MG-T-type.
To meet US federal regulations, large black plastic bumpers were added to the front and rear and the ride height was increased. The increased displacement of the new engine was better able to cope with the increasing emission regulations. Although the horsepower ratings were similar (65 bhp – home market) the 1493 cc engine produced more torque. The increased output combined with taller gear ratios resulted in faster acceleration (12 seconds 0–60 compared to 13 for the 1275 cc version) and top speed of just over 100 mph. The round rear-wheel arches were now square again, to increase the body strength. The last car was made on 7 December 1979, after 73,899 of the last version had been made. A least number of MG Midgets were titled in 1980, and appear as 1980 models, like this one.
ABOUT THIS CAR
- First Registered in the United Kingdom on the 3rd of April 1980.
- Two Owners in total. One Owner in UK & one owner in UK & New Zealand (Owner Import) – car was imported to New Zealand in Feb 2011.
- Complete Restoration work was undertaken in the UK in 1990's. $$$ spent. Documentation showing restoration work available.
- Full NZ / MAF compliance including extensive under bodywork and re seal.
- Twin SU Carburettor
- Chassis Number: GAN6-215970G
- Spare wheel & Jack available
- Owner's Handbook available
- Over $14K worth of servicing / maintenance records (since car's been in New Zealand) available with car. This includes Recon gearbox July 2011 and Recon Engine March 2014, rust repairs etc.
- Hood and Tonneau Covers in good condition
- Interior in Good condition
- Great Driver – very nippy little car. All works as it should.
- Handles & Performs Extremely Well. A real Fun Car to Drive.
A real high performance car, these cars were once referred to as the people's Ferrari.
It catches the eye from the word GO. These MG's got approx 37 miles per gallon on the Highway, 25 miles per gallon around town and unlimited fun per gallon anywhere.
Car will be sold WOF'd and Registered if sold in New Zealand.
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