EXCLUSIVE: 1972 MG Midget

The MG Midget is about as pure a sports car as you can get. It’s small, lightweight and fun to toss around. They are also fairly affordable to buy and own, but finding a rust free example isn’t as easy as it used to be. Many of these cars were abused from day one, so cheap ones are usually rough. Well, reader Alan P is only asking $2,200 for this British Racing Green Midget and it is actually in alright condition. The engine has been refreshed recently and the body looks clean. Unfortunately, Alan has lost his workspace and doesn’t have anywhere to store or work on it. So, the car needs to go quick and he’s even willing to deliver it in the New England area for nothing more than the cost of fuel and toll fees. If you’d love to have this great little sports car, you can contact Alan via the form below!

Asking Price: $2,200
Location: Marlborough, Massachusetts
Mileage: 74,631
Title Status: Clean
VIN: GAN5UC113835

Seller’s Description: Nice original car. Mechanical refresh almost done when I lost garage access.

Body Condition: Good Body and Frame. Original interior. Carpets replaced with rubber mats. OK condition Paint Job.

Mechanical Condition: This was a “Yard Find” and not a “Barn Find”. The seller’s son stopped driving it because it needed a new clutch. I pulled the motor and replaced the clutch. I also “detoxed” the motor (removed the air pump and lines). Has a good top, tonneau and boot cover. The radiator grille is included and just needs some metal mounting tabs replaced. Runs, drives, and stops. It needs the final tune-up, carb sync, etc. and a new battery. It has a MA title in my name. Mileage shows at just 74,632. Good tires. No spare. Many new parts including Flywheel, Clutch and throw-out bearing (ball bearing type), all hoses, plug wires, plugs, points and condenser, valve cover gasket, intake and exhaust manifold gaskets, exhaust system hanger brackets and rubber mounts (rehung the exhaust correctly), trunk gasket, gas pedal and throttle cable, clutch and brake rubbers, rubber floor mats, E-Z clutch bleeder, air cleaner elements (not installed, removed to do carb sync), battery cables, top trim and MG emblem.

There are other small parts I’m sure I’ve forgotten. I had to stop working on it because the lease ended on the garage I was using. It could not be renewed because the building was being renovated. I winterized the MG and loaded it into my trailer. Delivery available in New England for gas and tolls.

It looks like Alan has already done most of the heavy lifting. With a little cosmetic work and a final tune-up, this will be a great summer driver. Be sure to send any questions or your best offer to Alan via the form below!

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  1. Jamie Palmer Jamie PalmerStaff

    That is a GREAT deal!!

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    • Alan Northcott

      Absolutely! I would love this car if I could find the change (and if I wasn’t in the Mid-West).

      Like 4
    • Mark Radtke

      That’s funny he says it has a nice frame.

      Like 1
  2. steve

    if it were in the SF Bay Area, I’d be giving this a look see. Looks good! I had a 69 Midget. Lots of fun to drive!

    Like 3
  3. David

    A steal at that price. Usually 3X that price for that condition in Europe.

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  4. Randy B.

    72’s were the only year MG Midget had rear round wheel wheels. I had two of the 72’s and a parts car. This is a great price. And in working order if he will drive to deliver.

    Like 1
  5. Derek

    It’s a round-arch one, too. Much nicer-looking.

    Like 4
  6. That AMC Guy

    Very nice indeed! There was a time I could actually fit into one of these, but that time has long passed. (A friend recently bought a TR6 and I have trouble enough getting in and out of that!)

    Like 3
    • Dutch 1960

      That’s the key, being able to fit in it in the first place, and also your personal comfort level at “wearing” a car rather than simply sitting in it. Pass both tests, and there is nothing like it. You just need to think and drive like a motorcyclist in traffic, and assume they don’t see you.

      When Donald Healey designed the Bugeye Sprite (which this is derived from), the challenge was to design the smallest, most simple fun car you could do. It was designed as a weekend special, not a DD, not that people haven’t used them successfully as dailies over the years.

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  7. Little_Cars Little Cars

    Oh I like me a Midget in this price range. There is a lot of green paint overspray on what appears to be an original and rarer color…can’t remember the name but it’s a classy gray color and only applied for a few model years. Street legal go cart! Good luck, Alan! BTW, I’m installing a carpet kit in my 74…super easy to do in a weekend.

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  8. Angel_Cadillac_Diva Angel Cadillac DivaMember

    He forgot to mention the center windshield wiper is missing. It’s supposed to have 3. Small point, I know.
    Dutch, I had a ’72 Midget back in ’72 that I used as a DD. HATED IT! I’m sure as a fun weekend car they are great, but not as a DD.

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  9. 200mph

    Actually, MY 1972 through 1974 Midgets had the round rear wheel arches (RWA) which are desirable. These are easy restorations and great fun!
    I’m sorely tempted, but my son and I have five already (they’re like those potato chips, you cant have just one).

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  10. Alan

    This is Alan, the seller. There’s been a lot of interest in this car and some good comments. Yes the center windshield wiper is missing, and it is a unibody car so there is actually no frame. The previous owner painted it green and it looks like a amateur job but is ok from 10 feet. There are a few chips on the trunk lid. The Rostyle wheels have been painted black but look good. I’ve had several emails from interested parties asking for more pics so I’ll take some more and mail them out during the week. It will be a little tight since the car is inside the trailer. I’m 5’10” and 200# but and fit in the car ok. It is “cozy”. Much easier to get in and out with the top down.

    Like 1
  11. Bob Z

    Is this still available?

    Like 0

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