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MG Midget

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Welcome to our ‘Vehicle of the Month’ 2021 blog post series which we are continuing since August last year to share some of the most fascinating and remarkable car and motorbike stories, restoration projects and travel adventures of our customers.
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Last month we shared a story by a Welsh lady that has brought her 1982 Lancia Beta Spyder back to life! This June we're continuing with our eleventh 'Vehicle of the Month' by Ian and his MG Midget Mark III called 'Midgie'.
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'Midgie' was built between 27-28th of February 1974 and dispatched on the 26th of March 1974 to Weybridge Motor Company Limited in Surrey. His original trim was Autumn Leaf and colour Glacier White.
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In the caring hands of his current owner, Ian, 'Midgie's' 14th owner, we can dive into his before and after life - thanks to the well journaled restoration story that was passed on by his previous owner. 
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Enjoy the read! And if you do - you might be lucky enough to see Midgie in person at the Devizes Lions Event - Lions On The Green this coming June 13th.
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"This is Midgie before restoration in 1998 after being bought by the 13th owner who lived on the outskirts of Southampton. This and the next 7 pictures show the wear and tear from the previous 12 owners. Both A frames had rusted away and considerable rust damage everywhere on the car. Somewhere in the previous 24 years the trim had been changed to Ochre Yellow. There had been one owner in Surrey and all of the other owners had been in Hampshire or Dorset".

 

 

"Midgie before restoration in 1998"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Drivers side floor 1998"

 

 

"Start of Restoration"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Engine and gearbox refurbished"

 

 

 

"Nearing the end"

 

 

 

"Completed car restored by previous owner in early 2003"

 

 

 

 

 

"Purchase of 'Midgie' in May of 2003 from Mike Authers Classics to become the 14th owner of the car".

 

 

"Great Western Rally, Bowood House, July 2004. Start of road run".

 

 

"Quay to Quay Run 2007 (Poole Quay to Weymouth Quay)".

 

 

"Lymington, August 2010".

 

 

"Classic Cars on the Prom, Bournemouth 2011".

 

 

"Arriving at Midget 50 at Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire in June 2011". 

 

 

"Midgie on way to Guernsey May 2018".

 

 

"Midgie in North Devon July 2018. The rostyle wheels have been replaced by black Mini-lites"

 

 

"In the parade ring at Breamore July 2018"

 

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