1979 MG Midget

A heartwarming story…

Here’s a little story that’ll be sure to warm even the coldest of hearts! One of our recent competition winners, Coby Morton, has struck up a friendship with one of our mechanics, Mauro! Mauro delivered his 1979 MG Midget 1500 to the pub that Coby owns earlier this month and the pair got along swimmingly! So much so, Mauro went back to the pub on his way to vacation, where the two enjoyed some drinks together.

Final stage of work for the MG Midget!

After Scott’s repair work on the offside sill of the blaze orange 1979 MG Midget, the car has since been taken into the paint shop where it had the sills re-painted and the underneath was sealed.

This car was a competition car, back on the 26th of July, and we’ll be delivering it to its rightful winner tomorrow!

1979 MG Midget 1500 repair work

Back on the 26th July 2021 Coby Morton received the amazing news that he has won our 1979 MG Midget 1500. When carrying out the Pre Delivery Inspection checks in our workshops we discovered a small area of corrosion that needed to be repaired. Scott got to work immediately cutting out the area of interest and replacing the metal work with new.

The car is now in the paint shop with Matt and Chris to have the sills painted and the underneath sealed.

Hopefully we’ll be handing the keys over to Coby later this week. it may have taken a little longer to deliver than expected but as we often say, it’s the attention to detail that counts!

Work on the blaze orange MG Midget.

A classic car wouldn’t be a classic car without a story! Last night we announced the winner of our 1979 MG Midget, congratulations to Coby Morton with ticket number 241.

Today, having put her on the ramp to carry out the necessary checks and pre delivery inspection we were greeted by a couple of small areas of corrosion that’ll need to be cut out and weld repairs carried out.

Paul and Scott have been working on repairing some corroded areas on our blaze orange 1979 MG Midget. The areas that needed attention were both the front inner arches, the nearside middle inner arch and the offside outer rear sill.

Paul also had to re-position and re-adjust the rear brake shoes and put a new rubber gaiter on the track rod end.

1979 MG Midget – Sold out in 21 hours!

The description for our 1979 MG Midget didn’t last very long as we sold out in record time! 21 hours from launch we sold our final ticket and can bring the draw forward.

Here’s what we said about the car…

We’re proud to present the latest MG competition car; our stunning Blaze Orange MG Midget 1500.

One of the very best usable summer classics, tickets on this practical British sportscar are only £5.

Our lovely example boasts a striking Blaze Orange exterior, which is paired delightfully with an incredible condition black leather interior. This honest classic is a very tidy, well presented classic, ready for some summer fun. With only 47,115 miles on the clock and stacks of paperwork and history dating back to 1980, this fun little classic is ready for a new owner!

The fourth and final generation MG midget was given a gearbox with synchromesh on all four gears and a larger 1500cc engine found in the triumph spitfire. The increased displacement and twin SU HS4 carbs made the final iteration of the midget the most spritely to drive.

Throw the roof down and enjoy a summer’s drive in your fabulous MG Midget. Enter the draw now for your chance of winning.”