Price: US $15,500.00 Item location: Santa Monica, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: MG
  • Model: Midget
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Black Vinyl
  • Year: 1979
  • Mileage: 20,400
  • VIN: GAN6UL223615G
  • Color: Vermillion
  • Engine size: 1.5L 4 cylinder
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 2WD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!


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West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional example of this rare and beautiful mostly all original 1979 MGB Midget Mark IV 1500cc Convertible in its original 'Vermillion' factory color paint with an equally striking all original Black interior, atching black soft top and tonneau cover and original full weather tonneau cover and with a stated and obvious but undocumented 20K original miles!
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, eater, adio and luggage rack available as factory-fitted extras. In late 1962 the engine was increased to 1098 cc, aising 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, wivelling quarter lights, xternal 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. The last generation, he 1500 MG Midget (1974-80), ith the new 1493cc engine produced more torque and the increased output, ombined with taller gear ratios, esulted in faster acceleration (12 seconds 0–60 compared to 13 for the 1275cc version) and a top speed of just over 100mph! Sadly the last car was built on 7 December 1979.
This is obviously one very rare and highly desirable example of this classic British sports car - a mostly all original and accident free example of the legendary MG Midget with the Mark IV 1500cc engine! The trunk, loor boards, ocker panels and all the typically rust prone areas are all completely solid and rust free - an obviously always garaged example with believed to be 20K original miles. The chrome is all shiny and not pitted, here is no sloppy panel alignment and the body is impressively straight all around. The car has four new white wall tires, virtually as new Black soft top with its matching tonneau cover and a full tonneau weather cover.
The striking 'Vermillion' factory color paint is very striking indeed and virtually flawless and the original Black interior is also virtually flawless with still quite lovely 'Smiths' gauges to enhance its old world flavor. The soft top is also new with a crystal clear rear window.
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 1500cc 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 and obviously original 20K original miles and last year MG Midget Mark IV, perfect example for the MG enthusiast, imely 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.
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