This weekend’s sale at Anglia Car Auctions provided a stunning result for yet another timewarp discovery. The unregistered 1980 MG Midget with just 162 miles on the clock sold for an impressive £11,025 including premium. A new record for a standard, rubber bumper Midget?
The car was discovered by Anglia Car Auctions a few months ago – and adds to the mounting number of nominal mileage cars that keep turning up. The seller had bought the car brand new after hearing of the imminent demise of MG but never registered the vehicle as he intended to give the car to one of his young children on passing their driving test.
The car, in Vermillion Red, was sold unregistered and came with the original bill of sale, owner’s handbooks, and service manuals. Anglia had estimated the car would go for between £7000 and £9,000, so the final result was an excellent performance in an era where these unregistered cars are doing particularly well.
ACA owner Lyn George noted about the car’s history: ‘While at the main dealer, they discovered that the speedo would not read above 10mph. It was duly replaced and the speedometer now reads 19 miles giving a total mileage of 162.’
Wonder if the new owner will actually start using the Midget as intended?
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