RARE 1963 MG MIDGET MK1 1098cc
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Last update: 30.09.2013
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RARE 1963 MG MIDGET MK1 1098cc for sale
MODEL HISTORY The first 'modern' Midget was essentially a re-badged Austin Healey Sprite MkII which itself was a development from the the original 1958 MkI Sprite. more frequently known as the Frogeye. The MkI Midget. as announced in June 1961 and fitted with a 46. 5bhp 948cc BMC "A" series engine was quite basic. with a very simple interior. sidescreens and stowaway hood. However it did just what its creators intended. and offered sporting motoring for minimum cost. It differed from the Sprite by having a traditional MG style of grille and extra trim. a black instead of white steering wheel. and other small detail differences. the uncomplicated but attractive car bringing under one litre motoring back to MG enthusiasts for the first time since 1936. This didn't last long though for in 1962 a more powerful version was introduced fitted with a 1098cc 56bhp version of the same engine. and in 1963 further improvements arrived in the form of front disc brakes and better interior trim. At this point also the engine received some further refinement by the fitting of larger 2" main bearings. this was in answer to the criticism of the engine being somewhat rough at higher revolutions. In all other respects the car remained as before. but big changes were to be revealed with the announcement of the MkII model in 1964. This version incorporated a completely new and far more comfortable cockpit. with wind up windows and swivelling quarter-lights. better instrumentation. lockable doors and the option of wire wheels. The biggest change however was to the rear suspension. the quarter elliptic springs being replaced by softer half elliptic's. resulting in a smoother ride. With the 1098cc engine now producing 59bhp due to a new three branch manifold. larger inlet valves and improved porting. the Midget was becoming sophisticated RECENT WORK NEW CLUTCH NEW RADIATOR NEW CARPET NEW SEATS BRAKE & CLUTCH FLUID REPLACED GEARBOX OIL REPLACED VARIOUS ELECTRICAL FAULTS RECTIFIED BODYWORK AND PAINT The MG in finished in old english white and is in good condition with some imperfections and chips as can be seen in the photos and video (boot lid. rivers door. rear wing) The car was painted around 1998 and has had little use since but please don't expect a concourse condition paint job. It is a good rust free example which has had a few patches on the floor pans over the years and is now complety solid and very useable. MECHANICALS The MG starts on the button and runs very well with good oil pressure and steady water temperature. The brakes are very effective and work very well and seem to be quite new. The gearbox is in perfect condition with no crunching with the bonus of a new High quality clutch kit. Steering is light and very tight with no slack. INTERIOR The interior has been replaced. All the carpets are new as are the seats finished in red with contrasting cream piping. ELECTRICS Everything works as it should. CHROMEWORK The bumpers are in good solid condition with some pitting and marks. The windscreen frame shines up well although it does have the usual pitting. The front grill and light surrounds are in good condtion. WEATHER GEAR The hood is red vinyl and is in very good condition with all fastners functioning. A red tonneau cover is included and is in perfect condition. TYRES AND WHEELS The tyres are all in good condition with no sidewall cracking and plenty of tread. The wheels are original painted wire wheels fitted with chrome knock off spinners. An original jack and new copper/hide hammer are included Please call Sam 07443 487540 to ask any further questions. or arrange a viewing.
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Inspired by nostalgia of our childhood and youth. being taken off on family driving holidays. on one occasion being squeezed into the back ‘seat' of a two-seater. which was only really intended as a luggage shelf. These and other automotive memories retold by our parents' and grandparents' experiences set the back drop to our love and interest of the myriad of shapes. colours and sounds that earlier car manufacturing created.
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