The MG Midget Mk II had continued to sell until late 1966, when the Mk III model was introduced. The engine had been enlarged, this time it had the 1275cc A-series unit developed from the one used in the Mini Cooper S. This produced 65bhp and could propel the little car to speeds in the mid 90’s when new. There were no real obvious changes to the appearance of the car - only minor ones. Perhaps one of the most important of these was the addition of a folding soft top, which replaced the one which had to be fully removed to be stowed.
This MG Midget MK3 was first registered on 9th of October 1970. Originally red, she now sits striking in speedwell Blue. The Speedwell plaque is shown in various places around the car. It appears one of the previous owners carried out a speedwell conversion and restoration between 2005-2011 looking at the bills. The engine feels quick, responsive and has had some sort of upgrade or tuning. Looking at the history nearly all the invoices are parts alone ordered from MGOC spares. Condition overall is good, solid and presents well for an older restoration. She has signs of wear on the body work and the interior also. The drive is really enjoyable and the gearbox, steering and engine feels great.
The history file contains 21 old MOT’s. Bills and invoices which total £6311.81. Most being parts only, this does not include the labour cost. HPI document and various old log books are shown in the history file. You can can see from the MOT history on the government website that since 2011 the car has shown “no advisories”. I have had the car recommissioned recently this includes a full service, compression check, new gaskets, carburettor tune-up, new front brake discs and pads, brake calliper, brake system bleed, new exhaust mounts, axle straps, fluids and a fresh MOT with no advisories. At a cost of £1058.03 this is shown in the history file. To conclude this is a great useable, fun Midget that would put a smile on anyones face. A good solid order restoration which presents in good condition. Freshly serviced and MOT’d its ready to be enjoyed on those summer days. Truly a great little car, with a little price £11,490.