1978 MG MIDGET 1500 BLUE

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  • Item Category: Transportation and Vehicles
  • Source: eBay UK
  • Sold Date: Jun 17, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House

Here we have a piece of classic british history. A 1979 MG Midget, original engine and drives fantastically.

It’s a car you can either spend thousands on getting into pristine condition or keep it running for a few hundred a year. I have done the major work and now its the little bits that need doing. I have fully comp insurance limited to 6000 miles and valued at £2500. £92 per year!

What’s good about it, well we have done a hell of a lot of work to the car I have all the receipts and will try to list most of them below. The engine is fantastic, very strong and sounds amazing. The underside of the car is almost 100% rust free. Take this car around a corner and it sticks to the road like glue.

Tax until end of July 2012

Heads set/converted for unleaded fuel

Replaced, re-sprayed and renewed rear brakes drums, all internals replaced

Rear left suspension replaced .

Rear right suspension renewed and re-sprayed

Fuel tank removed, re-sprayed cleaned and all fuel pipes redone

All rear brake pipes replaced

Complete new handbrake assembly

Rear and front ball joints replaced

Front left and right springs replaced

Front left and right wishbones and spring holders replaced

New master king pins on both sides with everything around them replaced

Steering column removed serviced, bearings replaced

New coil

New rotor arm

New points

New spark plugs, cleaned air filters, oil filter

New fuel pump

New bulbs all round

New brake master cylinder

Full MOT and tax

New Bushes throughout the car

Tappets rehoused and aligned last year by a professional (ie not me! I can do most things but when it comes to timing and engine management I get a mechanic to do it.)

And most importantly,,,,,,,,The autobots symbol on the front.....new

Ok the Bad bits

This is not as bad as it sounds, the synchromesh on gears 1 and 2 has gone, this means you have a bit of grinding going up and down 1 st to 2 nd . Because of the synchromesh 2 nd gear comes out when the throttle is taken off. You literally touch the gear knob gently and it keeps it in. It only occurs if you take the power off. It has passed the mot twice with it like this so its not a massive thing. Even if you want to replace the gearbox it will cost you about £100. I can provide examples if needed. The gears are strong and power through quite nicely Ive got used to it so never changed it. When I bought the car it had alot more to be concerned about which is all now done.

Some time in the near future I would suggest a brake pad change

2 small tears in the hood. Small enough that I use celotape to seal it!

Fuel Gauge not working. One of those jobs I haven’t got round to. Spare fuel gauge with the car ;-)

Horn Stopped working, god knows why, pretty pitiful in the first place .

Radio does work but only the cd bit of it. I didn’t wire it in so I have never trusted it, in any event you cant hear it any way so I would always listen to my ipod.

There are small amounts of rust around the base of the doors.

Im selling the car because my wife says I cant have a 1940’s motorbike and a car.....so midge has to go. The MOT runs out on July 18 th . I have receipts for all the work and a full history with the car. Its ready to go all you need is your insurance and you can drive it home.

Now I would prefer cash but paypal is fine. Collection must be made within 7 days but if you have paid in advance we can leave it longer. Now the car is advertised elsewhere so I can take it off ebay without prior notice. There is no reserve price.

You are bidding to buy, not view, drive, look at, drool over, play with, sit in and make car noises etc etc. Sold as seen, afraid no returns. If you have negative feedback or less than 10 positive feedbacks please contact me before bidding.

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