Canceled Crawling: 1970 MG Midget MkIII- SOLD!

by | Aug 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Sports Car Saturday

September 17, 2021 Update – We confirmed the seller of this MG Midget “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

A high school friend drove a 1970 MG Midget. Tooling around the country roads of Western New York as a passenger in such a tiny sports car gave me an appreciation for how fun it is to drive a slow car fast.  That was forty years and eighty pounds ago, so I wonder how well my expanded and aging frame would do trying to contort trying to get in a Midget now.  This red over black 1970 MkIII example originally listed in August 2021 on Craigslist in West Haven, Connecticut is a tempting example to try fitting into again, however, the seller’s comment that “I am old and shouldn’t be crawling anymore” brought me back to reality. Should you decide your frame can still fit in such a small car, the seller currently has it listed for $6,449.  Comparing that price against the Collector Car Market Review reveals the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $5,600 and its #2 “Very Good” appraisal of $8,600,

Here’s the seller’s one-sentence description:

“We have had this Midget for about 15 years. The previous owner had it for at least 10 years. Very little mileage was put on during this whole time. It was garaged this whole time. I have enjoyed the presence and project. I replaced the gas tank. rear springs, rod bearings (std), main bearings (std), rings (std), oil pump, water pump, hoses, belt. timing chain, motor mounts, and clutch assembly. the reason I went into the engine was the throw-out bearing failed and the engine needed to be removed anyway to service the clutch. It has a weber and twin S.U.s (both good).

The body has been repainted before the previous owner. The top has minor rips but is functional. There is no heater or radio. The rear main still leaks when parked. The car was unregistered in 2018 when the clutch failed. Can be seen running and up and down our driveway but since it is unregistered not on the road.
Desirable Chrome Bumper-Split rear bumper model. 1275 engine
Please leave your Name and Phone number for a quick response. NO email-No text
We are selling because I am old and should not be crawling anymore.”

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