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1961 MG Midget Convertible

MG Midget 1961 technical specifications

Condition: Used
Item location: Novi, Michigan, United States
Make: MG
Model: Midget
SubModel: Midget
Type: Convertible
Trim: Convertible
Year: 1961
Mileage: 97,850
VIN: GAN1L/12666
Color: White
Engine size: 4 Cylinder
Number of cylinders: 4
Transmission: 4 Speed
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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In an effort to make room for a new classic, I am offering my 1961 MG Midget up for auction.

A wonderful opportunity for the British car enthusiast to get into a rare MG at an entry level price. Ultimate turn-key survivor example! Ultra rare very early production MG. Low serial number. First year of production.

Being sold with "Low Reserve"!

Bid with confidence with my 100% positive feedback. International Buyers are welcome to bid on this great classic convertible.

**Please read the entire listing prior to placing a bid **

Bidders with less than 5 feedback transactions must make contact prior to placing a bid.

Becoming a very rare collectible model with values on the rise. The MG Midget has been a favorite for British car enthusiasts for many years. Noted for their simplicity and reliability at an affordable price. This particular MG is quite rare since it is a first year production of this classic MG. Survivor example that can be driven as is or restore to the next level.

Looking for a good home for this great British Classic.

Engine: 948 cc
Transmission: 4 Speed (non syncro 1st gear)

Color: White with Black interior

Mileage: 97,837

Title: Clear "Michigan" Title (Titled as 1962)

**I will be adding more pictures within the next few days.**

I purchased the MG from the long time owner last year. He was a true MG enthusiast and prided himself on making sure that the MG was in perfect mechanical condition. It has a freshly rebuilt drive train. Always used on the nicest days only, the MG is a fantastic survivor example of the the first year production of the Midget. The MG is truly turn-key and is ready to be driven and enjoyed this summer. It is one of the best running and driving MG's I have had the pleasure to drive. The prior owner always wanted to drive the MG up 'Pikes Peak" and it was on his bucket list. Prior to my purchase, he fulfilled his dream to and was able to make the once in a life time trip up the mountain. This is a true testament to the mechanical condition of the MG.

Mechanically the MG is in excellent mechanical condition. It starts easily with the pull of the choke. As noted, the MG is a turn-key example. I was provided a detailed summary of all of the work that has been performed on the MG from the previous owner. The MG runs strong and is ultra reliable. It is still running the original style generator. The transmission shifts nicely and the MG is truly a pleasure to drive. The suspension is tight with no strange noises, clunks or bad vibrations. All of the electrical components work as they should including all lights, blinkers etc...Heat works fine including the heater blower.

I was told that there is no more than 5,000 miles on the following work:

Engine: It was disassembled, cleaned and reassembled with the following new parts:

Oil pump

Cam shaft


Rod bearings

Main bearings

All seals and gaskets

Water pump

Timing chain and sprockets

Piston rings

All new tune up components

SU carbs completely rebuilt.

Front End:

New coils springs

New tie rod ends

Dampers drained and refilled

Brake cylinders rebuilt

Brake hoses replaced

Brake shoes replaced

Steering gear drained and refilled.

Rear Axle:

Differential replaced with a 3:9 unit with new pinion seal and gasket.

Hub seals, o rings & gaskets replaced.

Brake shoes replaced with rebuilt wheel cylinders.

New emergency brake cable.

Rear dampers drained and refilled.

Drive Shaft:

Replaced U joints

New clutch disc and pressure plate

New slave cylinder


New fuel pump.

New dashboard switches.

Replaced starter motor and generator brushes.

New sending unit for gas tank.

Body: The exterior looks clean and always gets compliments when I drive it. It has been preserved as opposed to being restored. There is evidence of old repairs on the body that includes bondo on the body. The underside is solid with no evidence of rust. . Both bumpers are in good condition as well as the grill. There are the normal dings, scratches, and multiple body imperfections that you would expect from a 55 year old survivor example. The body is far from perfect as shown in the pictures, but still presents very nicely.

The interior is in excellent condition as shown in the pictures. The correct seats and door panels are in very nice condition with no tears or rips. Carpet is in good condition as well showing very little wear. The dash was recovered at some point and looks very nice as shown in the pictures. It is fitted with seat belts. The MG also has the optional rear seat cushion which is somewhat unique from my experience.

The MG comes with a nice convertible top that fits nicely. Also included are the original side curtains that were restored in the past. They are in nice condition. Lastly, there is a full tonneau cover and tonneau bar that is also included in the sale.

The MG is being sold in "as is" condition with no warranty expressed or implied. I cannot be held responsible for any errors or inaccuracies that may have been inadvertently been provided.


**Please have your finds in order prior to bidding.
Shipping is up to the buyer to arrange. **For International buyers, Schumacher Cargo and Logistics can handle door to door shipping to the port of your choice.
As stated, the "Midget" represents a wonderful opportunity for the British car enthusiast that is looking for a great example at an affordable price. Comes with a clear Michigan title. Sold in "as is" condition with no warranty expressed or implied. I have done my best to describe the "MG" to the best of my ability, however there may be some things that I may have missed. It is up to the buyer to do due diligence when making a purchase online. Do not make any assumptions about anything. Ask any questions that may not have been addressed. I am not responsible for any errors or erroneous misinformation. If you would like to speak with me directly, please provide a contact number and I will get back to you.

**For the motivated buyer I will consider ending the auction early for a serious offer, however I do not have a "Buy It Now" price set.

The fine print: If you have 5 or less feedback transactions, you must contact me prior to bidding. A non-refundable deposit of $500.00 is due within 24 hours of the auction end. If the deposit is not received, the "MG" will be offered to the next highest bidder. The balance is due within 7 days of the auction end date. The car must be picked up within 10 days of the auction end date. A $10.00 per day storage fee will be charged after the 10 days unless prior arrangements have been made. For International Buyers, I have sold several vintage cars to overseas buyers with the buyers being extremely pleased with the sale. "Rear License Plate" not included. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me. I do reserve the right to end this auction at any time. I will do my best to answer any questions you may have.

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