1967 RECENT CUSTOM RESTORATION WITH NO EXPENSE SPARED - OVER $24K INVESTED!
Sale price: $17,500.00 make an offer
Last update: 13.03.2014
Seller's notes: ""Original California Rust Free & Recently Custom Restored 1967 MG Midget with a Rebuilt 1275cc engine, new Black leather interior, Custom Red Paint, Chrome Wire Wheels, New Cloth Top, New Tires & New Brakes!""
Sale type: Fixed price listing
Sale type: Fixed price listing
Technical specifications, photos and description:
|Color:||Custom Maroon Red Metallic|
|Engine:||1275 cc 4 cylinder|
|Trim:||Black Leather with Red Piping|
|Interior Color:||Black Leather with Red Piping|
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1967 RECENT CUSTOM RESTORATION WITH NO EXPENSE SPARED - OVER $24K INVESTED! for sale
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West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional example of this rare custom restored beautiful original California 1967 MGB Midget Mark II 1275cc Convertible with its original California 'Black License' plates and recently fully custom restored in a truly striking 'Maroon Red Metallic' color paint with an equally striking interior of beautifully upholstered Black seats with Red piping and Black carpets. a new black soft top and highly desirable chrome wire wheels!
The car recently received a full custom restoration at an expense of over $24K with a gorgeous new Custom Maroon Red Metallic Paint. a rebuilt 1275cc engine with all parts associated. new drive train and transmission. new cloth top. new chrome wire wheels. new glass windshield. new leather interior. new stereo system. new high performance tires and new brakes! Only some 200 miles driven since the rebuild!
The MG Midget was a small two-seater sports car produced by the MG division of the British Motor Corporation from 1961-79. The Mark I first generation (1961-64) was essentially a slightly more expensive badge-engineered version of the Austin-Healey Sprite MKII and the engine was a 948 cc A-Series with twin SU carburettors producing 46 hp. The car had a hard top. heater. radio and luggage rack available as factory-fitted extras. In late 1962 the engine was increased to 1098 cc. raising the output to 56 hp and disc brakes replaced the drums at the front. Wire spoked wheels also became available. The first generation doors had no external handles or locks and the windows were sliding Perspex side-screens. An original generation car with the 948 cc engine was tested by the British magazine 'The Motor' in 1962 and reportedly amazingly had a top speed of over 87mph. The Mark II (1964-66) gained wind-up windows. swivelling quarter lights. external handles and separate locks. The windscreen also gained a slight curvature and was retained in a more substantial frame. The Mark III (1966-74) engine now grew to an even more sporty and very fast 1275 cc using the development seen on the legendary Mini-Cooper 'S' and the marque began a legendary reputation for racing. Sadly for the last generation. the 1500 MG Midget (1974-80). oversized rubber bumpers were added to the chrome bumpers to meet the first US bumper impact regulations.
This is obviously one very rare and highly desirable example of this classic British sports car - a recently completely custom restored and accident free example of the legendary chrome bumper Mark III MG Midget with a 1275cc engine! Over $24K has been invested in this high class restoration with only 200 miles driven since finished. The trunk. floor boards. rocker panels and all the typically rust prone areas are all completely solid and rust free - an obviously always garaged California example and the engine with all associated parts including the drive train and transmission have been rebuilt. The chrome is all new. there is no sloppy panel alignment and the body is impressively straight all around. The car has new chrome wire wheels. a new cloth soft top. new glass windshield. all new interior. new high performance tires and all new brakes! Please note that the car has an upgraded with a higher amperage alternator from its original factory generator and the heater core and box were removed to make way for the larger 12 Volt battery and its associated dash pull levers were also removed during the restoration and not replaced.
The 'Maroon Red Metallic' color paint is very striking indeed and virtually flawless and quite obviously painted professionally with no expense spared! The interior is also virtually flawless with beautiful new Black Leather seats with Red piping and new carpets. a lovely sports steering wheel and wooden stick shift lever and original and still quite lovely 'Smiths' gauges to enhance its old world flavor. The soft top is also new with a crystal clear rear window. The chromed wire wheels are also new as are the chrome bumpers and grille. Please note that the desire to increase the car's electrical system's capabilities and to maximize performance was the reason the car's heater core/box has been removed by the previous owner to make room for the new battery and alternator.
This car truly has to be seen to be appreciated and driven to be believed - drives like it must have when brand new! The powerful 1275cc engine purrs quietly under the hood and the 4 speed manual transmission shifts smoothly through the gears - an absolute pleasure to drive!
Without a doubt you will look long and hard to find a finer example of this rare piece of British motoring history - a rare fully custom restored original California 'Black license plate' MG Midget and perfect for the MG enthusiast. timely and prescient Micro-Car enthusiast/investor or collector or obviously any classic British car collector!
For further information contact West Coast Classics through EBay or on 310-399-3990 during regular California business hours. WEST COAST CLASSICS. LLC Please note: TERMS OF SALE: YOU BID TO OWN: This vehicle is being sold by West Coast Classics. LLC; we are licensed and bonded vehicle dealers in the state of California. Please note that all vehicles sold to be registered in the state of California will be charged California sales tax on the final EBay sales price and any required DMV licensing. smog. documentation and registration fees. If leaving the state or country. the vehicle must be picked up by a professional licensed auto transportation company that can provide a bill of lading. otherwise California sales tax will be charged. (All licensed auto transport companies provide these). Any out of the state and international buyers will upon completion of the sale be sent by FEDEX the title and bill of sale for the vehicle and will be personally responsible for any sales tax and licensing and registration fees in their home state or province. All bids are legal and binding contracts to purchase the vehicle and by bidding you are hereby entering into a legal and binding contract to purchase the vehicle and agreeing to accept and abide by these terms of sale: Mechanical inspections welcomed; if you wish to inspect the vehicle you must do so before bidding; upon request seller will be happy to deliver the vehicle to a local Santa Monica mechanic of your choice for your prepaid inspection before the reserve price is met. Once the reserve price is met this vehicle is to be considered sold in ‘as is. where is' condition to the highest bidder with no guaranties or warranties implied or given. Please have all funds available before bidding as a $1. 00 non-refundable deposit is required from the winning bidder within 48 hours (2 business days) of auction end; an immediate $500 non-refundable deposit is required through Ebay's Paypal service to end the auction early if the "Buy it now" option is exercised and the balance in full is due within ten days of auction end in any case. In the case these terms of sale are not met seller reserves the right to either re-list the vehicle or offer the vehicle to the next highest bidder. Seller reserves the right to end the auction at any time before the reserve price is met. Payment by bank wire transfer. cash in person or cashiers check only. All inspections must be done prior to bidding. The non-refundable deposit in the amount of $1. 00 is due within 48 hours of the auction end via bank wire transfer or cashier's check via overnight mail. The full payment must be completed within 10 days regardless of a pick up date. In the event the deposit is not posted within the required period of time. the vehicle will be offered for sale to the next subsequent high bidder or relisted for sale. This is to be considered an absolute sale and the buyer is required to comply with all of my conditions in these terms of sale. By placing a bid and winning the auction you hereby agree to abide completely with these terms of sale and the terms of sale are to be considered a legal and binding purchase agreement. Once again. please note that there are no inspections to be made after the auction ends - please be sure to complete any inspection before bidding. The Seller reserves the right to cancel any bid at any time and to end the auction early for any reason. The seller makes every effort to describe in detail any known flaws in the vehicle and includes many detailed and recent photos of the vehicle. The mileage on the vehicle is correct at the time of listing but obviously subject to minor changes necessary to complete delivery of the vehicle to the buyer and test drives etc. Please note that all used vehicles. especially classic and older vehicles. are by definition unique and complex and their condition. for better or worse. must always be considered a subjective opinion to each individual. Therefore the seller shall not be responsible for the absolute correct description. authenticity. genuineness. or defects herein. and makes no guaranties or warranty in connection therewith. Vehicles are sold with one master key unless otherwise stated. Vehicles are sold with handbooks and manuals only if stated in the advertisement. No allowance will be made on account of any incorrectness. imperfection. defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle. and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value of the vehicle before bidding and to bid based upon that judgment solely. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs whatsoever regardless of any oral or written statements about the vehicle. Good luck and thanks for your interest!
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