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OWNER :-  John Wragg


MAKE & MODEL :- MG Midget


YEAR :- 1972


COLOUR :- Blaze


HISTORY

Some invoices in a history file relating to a fairly substantial rebuild in 1994


WHEN BOUGHT:- 2005 (10 previous owners)

 Had a 65 Sprite in my youth. Seemed a good idea at the time when I changed my TT for a 4x4.


WHERE FIRST SEEN (ADVERT/WORD OF MOUTH ETC)

Advertised on MG enthusiasts classified site. The car was in Halifax.

  

RESTORATION WORK/MODIFICATIONS BY SELF OR OTHERS

Ford Sierra Type 9 5 speed gear box, PJM blue interior of  leather seats with matching pvc trim and carpets, halogen headlights, Frontline front suspension, Powerflow exhaust, stainless three branch manifold.

  

MODIFICATIONS PLANNED / WISH LIST

Not too expensive keeping it on the road, delighted that since wiring hazard warning lights they haven’t been used (yet!).


INTERESTING JOURNEYS, EVENTS OR USE

London bridges run with the Midget and Sprite Club a couple of times.


TIPS - TECHNICAL OR OTHERWISE  

Always carry your mobile, RAC card and wallet.

John Wragg

Chris Hasluck

OWNER :- Chris Hasluck

MAKE & MODEL :- MG Midget MkIII


YEAR :- Manufactured in 1970 (First registered in 1972)  


COLOUR :- Teal Blue


HISTORY

Had 10 owners since registration in 1972. Sold as scrap for parts in 1900 but restored between 1990-1999.


WHEN BOUGHT 2000

 

WHY AN MG?  

I had an MG in my teens and always regretted selling it. When driving this car I’m reliving my youth.

 

WHERE FIRST SEEN (ADVERT/WORD OF MOUTH ETC)

Auto Trader magazine


ORIGINAL CONDITION – INTERIOR/EXTERIOR

This car was scrap in 1990 but later restored over a 10 year period. When I bought the car, the bodywork was excellent but all the mechanicals needed restoration as well as many other components.


RESTORATION WORK BY SELF OR OTHERS

British Motor Heritage bodyshell, rebuilt engine, gearbox, differential, new clutch hydraulics, leather seats and new interior trim/carpets


MODIFICATIONS  

1330cc rally spec engine, 7.5 inch rally clutch, MG Metro cylinder head, single HIF44 carburettor, long centre branch (LCB) exhaust manifold, electric cooling fan, Spax rear telescopic shock absorbers, Green Stuff brake pads, laminated windscreen, padded roll bar, period Compomotive 5.5J alloy wheels (on 165/70/13 tyres).


MODIFICATIONS PLANNED / WISH LIST

Perhaps electronic ignition and/or Frontline tube shock front conversion.


INTERESTING JOURNEYS, EVENTS OR USE

Spridget 50, May 2008; Midget 50 in June 2011.


TIPS - TECHNICAL OR OTHERWISE  

Fit a single SU carb – it makes life so much easier and greatly improves fuel economy as well as performance!


MG Midget

MG Midget