MG Midget, Exceptionally rare, 1961
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Last update: 07.11.2013
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MG Midget. Exceptionally rare. 1961 ‘Mk 1' 948cc. early quarter elliptic model. FIA Eligible.
British Racing Green
One of the earliest 948cc MK1 MG Midget's available for sale today. Registered 1st December 1961.
Various MOT's are contained within the history file. with history dating back to 1972. In addition. I have the original registration book.
MOT – 27th August 2014 with NO advisories being noted on the current MOT Certificate.
Obviously. tax exempt!
The door gaps are good with no signs of “sagging. ”
She has recently had new black leather seats. piped in white fitted.
The oil pressure is excellent and handles well. I can only describe the exhaust note as beautiful. majestic or nostalgic.
The pack away hood and side screens are in good condition. with no clouding to the rear screen. /span>
‘MG Midget MkI
The first version was essentially a slightly more expensive badge-engineered version of the Austin-Healey Sprite MKII and retained the quarter-elliptic sprung rear axle from the original Sprite. The engine was a 948 cc A-Series with twin SU carburettors producing 46 hp (34 kW) at 5500 rpm and 53 lbf·ft (72 Nm) at 3000 rpm. Brakes were 7-inch (178 mm) drums all round.
The doors had no external handles or locks and the windows were sliding Perspex side-screens.
Production was 16. 80 of the small-engined version.
A car with the 948 cc engine was tested by the British magazine The Motor in 1962 and had a top speed of 87. 9 mph (141. 5 km/h) and could accelerate from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 18. 3 seconds. A fuel consumption of 40. 2 miles per imperial gallon (7. 03 L/100 km; 33. 5 mpg-US) was recorded. The test car cost £689 including taxes on the UK market. '
So if you are looking for a rare 948cc MK1 Midget (and there are not many!). ready to be enjoyed and appreciated. then please telephone me to discuss the car further. The valuable registration number will be sold with the car.
I have today taken over fifty photographs. which shows every detail of the car. If you would like me to send you additional photographs. please telephone me with your email address.
(IF I DO NOT ANSWER THE TELEPHONE. PLEASE LEAVE ME A MESSAGE AND I WILL ALWAYS RETURN YOUR PHONE CALL).
07708 804 699
01204 789 657
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