1979 MG Midget *Sold £4,750*


1979 MG Midget *Sold £4,750*

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  • 1500cc twin carb
  • Lovely interior
  • Long ownership
  • Good condition
  • Drives well
  • Perfect summer classic
  • This 1979 MG Midget sold for £4,750

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  • 1500cc twin carb
  • Lovely interior
  • Long ownership
  • Good condition
  • Drives well
  • Perfect summer classic

One of the most versatile British classics cars, the MG Midget.

A joy to drive, lovely to live with, easy to use, the Midget is the ultimate all-rounder. Bags of fun and fantastic value too.


The MG Midget can trace its heritage back to the Austin-Healey Frogeye Sprite. The same fabulous classic car that brought sports car motoring to the British public in 1958. In 1961 the Austin-Healey Sprite Mk2 arrived, and with it the MG badged Midget.

The final version of the MG Midget arrived 1974 with the launch of the Midget 1500. Along with the uprated engine the other significant update was energy absorbing bumpers front and rear.


  • First registered 18 May 1979
  • With our vendor since 2016
  • In that time, it has covered c.400 miles per year
  • MOT exempt

Our vendor, Neil, tells us he has had a pre-MOT assessment carried out for the new owner and he tells us “The assessment shows the MG’s condition and safety to be A1”. That will give some peace of mind to the new owner.


  • Twin Carbs
  • 1500cc engine
  • Four speed manual gearbox
  • Alloy rocker box cover

The MG Midget mechanicals don’t get any simpler. Added to that, there is a massive owner’s club community and probably the largest number of parts suppliers of any classic car.

The 1500cc engine in the last-of-the-line MG Midget has bags of torque and pushes out just over 70bhp. That is more than enough to make for lively motoring

The engine bay is clean and tidy. It looks like a new coil and leads have been fitted recently and the whole area gives the impression of a looked after MG.


The Midget is Black. This one also has a professionally fitted Metallic Black wrap too. You’d be forgiven for not noticing, we didn’t either until Neil told us.

It looks good and has the added benefit of protecting the exterior of this classic from the British weather

At the rear we have a classic wood and chrome luggage rack. The hood is in good condition. The minimal chrome and brightwork on the black Midget all looks good.

Neil also tells us that a that there is a hard top that will go with the MG when it reaches reserve!

It is fitted with four powder grey Minilites, in good condition, which are not only unusual to see but set the Midget off perfectly.


  • Wooden sports steering wheel
  • Upgraded wooden dash
  • Red seats with black piping
  • Red carpet and door trims
  • Polished wooden gear knob
  • Two new mirrors ready to be fitted

The MG Midget is most fun blasting along B roads. The snug, sports interior suits that perfectly. Everything falls nicely to hand. You can blip up and down the short shift gear-change and the light steering makes the Midget a delight.

The inside is in great condition as you can see from the Gallery.

Additional information

This is what Neil has to say;

A 1979 MG Midget in excellent solid condition. The bodywork is black with a professional wrap in Metallic Black. I have 2 new door mirrors which aren’t on the photos.

As it doesn’t require an MOT I have had a pre MOT assessment done which shows its condition and safety is A1.

The 1500cc twin carb engine pulls well and the manual gearbox is smooth.

This car is only being sold due to my ill health”


There is a reason the MG Midget remains one of the most popular classics. They are entertaining, simple and fabulous value. Anyone who spots an MG Midget is going to smile. When you’re driving one, you’ll break into a full-size grin. Our vendor is sadly only selling due to ill-health

As either an introduction to the classic car scene, or simply as a great car to enjoy on a weekend, this MG Midget is perfect. A reliable, simple, good-looking, fun roadster that is a delight to drive and easy to maintain. Whoever wins this auction will be walking away with a smile.

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Vehicle Location: Warwick CV34 – it’s the responsibility of the winning bidder to make collection / transportation arrangements directly with the vendor.

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Bidder Bid amount Bid time
p**************************k £4,500.00 2023-05-18 12:59:45
j***************m £4,250.00 2023-05-18 12:56:06
p*******o £4,000.00 2023-05-18 12:53:48
j***************m £3,750.00 2023-05-18 12:52:20
p*******o £3,500.00 2023-05-18 12:36:20
p**************************k £3,250.00 2023-05-18 10:17:13
j************1 £3,000.00 2023-05-17 18:09:58
p**************************k £3,000.00 2023-05-18 10:16:26
j***********y £2,500.00 2023-05-16 11:17:52
i********5 £2,000.00 2023-05-14 09:43:09
d**********s £1,500.00 2023-05-03 16:44:02
j*****************m £1,000.00 2023-04-28 21:08:32
Start auction £1,000.00 26/04/2023 11:00 PM


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