1975 MG Midget

Middletown, CT 06457
United States

1975 MG Midget
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Category  Foreign Cars

1975 MG Midget The current owner of this Midget bought her roughly ten years ago with the idea of using it at his beach property during the summer months. In her original condition, she was a little rough so the owner decided it was time to freshener her up. With only 56K miles on her he felt that it probably didn't need a full rebuild, but cleaned things up a bit and rebuilt the carb, installed new resonator/muffler and tailpipe (Bosal) and had her painted in original MG colour, Bracken. .....
Most of the interior was fine so that was left. He was going to replace the carpet kit but didn't get around to it. Other projects and life jumped in the way and she ended up sitting, only being driven to get her out of the way of other cars. He decided it's time to let her go. The 1493 cc 4 cylinder starts right up and runs great. It still has the one Stromberg carburetor and original exhaust manifold running through the aforementioned partially new exhaust. There was some minor rust fixed in the driver floor and then the entire undercarriage was coated before the car was painted. The Rostyle wheels were refurbished and mounted to Achilles 145/80/R13 tires. The rubber bumpers were replaced with new units. All lights work correctly, as does the fan and heater. Lastly, some of the steering components (rod arms and bushings) were replaced. A new canvas top was also sourced to replace the original vinyl top. The car is a blast to drive and even at 45-50 MPH, being so close to the road, you feel like you're going much quicker. The 4 speed manual shifts easily through the gears and moves you right along. The front disc and rear drums have also been rebuilt or replaced and bring the small car to a stop easily. Although there is nothing power, the steering is very easy and the brakes work well. Pull the choke a hair, two pumps and she fires right up and is ready to go. She really needs a new home, with someone who will take her out and let her run regularly. As the values on these are creeping up and classic cars in general are more and more popular, this is a great time to get into one at a relatively low cost. Asking price on her is $12,000 Any questions, for many more photos and video, to schedule a time to see her or to make an offer, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thanks for the interest.
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AutoArcheologist David Brill
Auto Archeology

Finding Lost Automotive Souls

It must have started when I was a kid, at 4 years old, lying in a hospital bed, watching my roommate build model cars. I HAD to have a model car too, so my Dad went out and bought me a plastic model of a 1964 MB 230 SL that we built together before I was released; so began my love affair of all things automotive, fast cars, bright colors, loud engines.

My attentions have since "matured" to the subtle lines of a classic Jaguar, the growl of a Ferrari V12, the distinct aroma emanating from the original leather interior of a recently unearthed Cunningham, or cool fall air rushing through our hair as we drive Amelia, our 76 MGB roadster. Not that I don't appreciate the fast cars and loud engines anymore; my palette has simply expanded. To me, an automobile is not merely a mode of transport to bring one from point A to B, but an experience of all the senses.

We have all seen them; some may even have them right now in their own yard: what appears to be the carcass of an old car, wasting away in the side yard, under a tarp, in a barn... These automotive lost souls are what I have set out to save if at all possible. The souls of these relics are the stories that are attached to them through years of ownership, maybe by one person/family or possibly a dozen or more. In some cases, our friend may be too far gone to bring back to road-worthiness, however, many times that is not the case. Once matched up with the next conservator, the motorcar gains a new lease on life as additional memories are instilled upon it.

That is why we do it... What is it that we do?

Archeology is the study of man's past by studying the remains of his culture. Each automobile sitting in someone's yard, barn, garage or under a tarp is a way to dig into the past of the car, it's previous owners, by studying the the stories attached to it... looking into it's soul.

As I travel the back-roads and byways of Connecticut and New England I see many of these aforementioned "artifacts". What I have set out to do is document in photos and text the stories attached to many of these vehicles. If at all possible, to save them from disintegrating into iron oxide dust and put them into the hands of those who will enjoy adding chapters to the story, whether they chose to use the car as a donor so that another may live, or bring the car back and put it back into service. Sometimes, those cars haven't fallen into disrepair and the owners simply want or need to move the car. We're there to assist in putting those cars into the hands of the next conservator.

If you are interested in any of the cars for sale on my web site, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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