1980 MG Midget Photo-Shoot

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By Craig Ranson

Managing Director – Bridge Classic Cars

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The final photos are now in from Jason at Sugar and Spice Photography of our 1980 MG Midget 1500.

The shoot took place inside the newest barn within the Suffolk Plant Centre complex in Pettistree. Recently completed, the barn is currently empty and makes for an amazing indoor shoot especially with the white background behind the black car.

Our car…

1980 MG Midget 1500

This must be one of the lowest mileage midgets on offer.

When it arrived at our workshops in Ipswich there were superficial marks on the body but absolutely no rust in the shell. After a lot of deliberation we decided to repaint the car. We removed the engine and gearbox and polished the wax-oyled engine bay that had done its job over the years in preserving the original paintwork and fending off rust.

A new clutch was fitted at this time and a full rebuild of the twin carbs.

We did not paint the engine bay, boot area or front slam panel as we wanted to retain as much of the original car as possible.

The engine and gearbox was detailed to original and at no time did we fit the glitzy parts that others think make the cars look better. We wanted to retain originality.

The original softop had one very small tear so we fitted a brand new Mohair roof rather than repair the vinyl one.

It still retains its original hood and tonneau covers. The original soft-top is sold with the car.

The car came with a fitted roll bar. I think this spoils the lines of the car so I haven’t refitted it.

The wheels have been professionally refurbished to as new and 5 new tyres fitted.


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