I never wanted to have to do this... but I have to sell my beautiful MG Midget. This car is a gorgeous, fully restored, remarkably reliable, antique British roadster in great condition. I'm moving for my career, and unfortunately the car can't come.
It's a 4-speed manual transmission, 2-door convertible, with a 1275 BMC motor, dual SU carbs, and chrome bumpers. Motor and transmission in great condition, beautiful paint job, 'hidden' CD player with remote control.
Asking $7,500 or best offer.
I bought it about a year ago from a man who fully restored it from two donor cars. The body was completely restored: ground down to bare metal, new floor boards and pillars welded in, repainted and rebuilt. The motor and dash/odometer match, and are in great condition. I have photos of this process that I can show you.
I bought it when it was mostly finished, and completed the job: replaced and tuned many components under the hood, and replaced the entire front suspension. I replaced the spark plugs, fuel pump, points, distributor cap and rotor, ignition wires, carb damper springs, and tuned the carbs and distributor. For the suspension, I replaced the A-arms, coil springs, kingpins, and bump stops, and repainted the wheel wells.
It is 40 years old, though, so there are certainly a few small problems. It is road-ready, but not quite show-quality yet. The soft-top and tonneau covers both work, but have tears in the material around the snaps. The soft-top will keep you dry in the rain, but some water can get in the back in a heavy downpour. There is a small crack in the middle of the dashboard. The instrument light behind the temperature gauge is out (all other instrument lights work fine). The fuel pump has been replaced by a modern pump, which makes a loud ticking noise, but works well.
Mechanically, though, this car is nearly perfect. It starts right up every morning, and reliably gets me where I need to go. The motor is strong and healthy, and the transmission works well (first gear is unsynchronized, of course), and the body has no rust. The paint job is new and beautiful. It is currently my daily driver, and will be until the day it sells!
Includes a tonneau cover, a hood (soft-top) cover, and a "custom-fit" water-resistant whole-car cover.
Gets good gas mileage (25 city, 30 hwy). I tracked many of my fill-ups: http://www.fuelly.com/driver/mrmekon/midget
This is definitely an 'above average' condition car by anyone's standards. NADA's valuation guide: http://www.nadaguides.com/Classic-Cars/1970/MG/Midget/Mark-III-2-Door-Roadster/Values
The car is untitled, bill-of-sale only, and it is emissions-exempt in Georgia.