1973 `M` MG Midget 1275 RWA 74,000 Miles "MADGE"

£6,995.00Price
  • A STUNNING LOW MILEAGE EXAMPLE WITH NO RUST AND THE DESIRABLE ROUND WHEEL ARCH MODEL
Colour: Glacier White
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  • ENGINE

    A completely standard 1275 `A` Series engine that powers this Midget.

    This is a Twin SU Carburetter model with a manual choke and runs like a dream having just had a full service with new plugs and filters etc.

    It has also had a recent Head Gasket and New electronic Ignition for more reliability and better running.

  • BODYWORK

    A truly Stunning example with Perfect sills and in fantastic condition underneath and throughout. 

    The Hood is new and not torn or ripped and is perfect.

    With No rust this is a very rare find and has been loved and pampered and looked after by people who adore these little cars.

    The Car is a Much more desirable Chrome Bumper Model for the classic look.

  • INTERIOR

    With new Carpets all round, The seats in 2018 will have been totally refurbished with new Black Leather & White piping. These are away at the moment getting refurbished in the above colour scheme and will be back with us and in the car very soon, It also has a brand new Mountney 3 Spoke Steering wheel to complete the interior.

    With the white exterior this is the perfect combination.

  • DRIVING

    Perfect drive, this has had all Brake calipers either replaced or re-furbished with New Discs and Pads all round less than 100 Miles ago.

    It is so immediate and direct being one so small and lightweight, it is everything a modern car is not!

    The nippy little 1275 `A` Series pulls with vigor and has a fruity rasp from the sports exhaust pipe.


     

  • ROAD TAX

    Free as this is now Tax Exempt!

  • WHEELS & TYRES

    This has 4 matching and brand new tyres on 14" brand new Minilite wheels 

    Front drivers = 6mm

    Front passenger = 6mm

    Rear Drivers = 6mm

    Rear Passenger = 6mm 

  • EXTRAS

    Just the Minilight Alloys, Sports Exhaust and Leather trim with Piping.

  • HISTORY

    With a folder FULL of bills and receipts this car has had pretty much everything refurbished or replaced very recently.

    New Clutch, gearbox Rebuilt, New Wiring Loom, New Headlights, New Plugs, points and Dizzy cap, New Battery, New Head gasket, New Brake Servo, New discs and pads, New Drums, New Wheel bearings, New Wheels and Tyres, New Seats, New Hood etc etc etc. 

  • THE STORY OF THESE CARS

    The engine grew to 1275 cc using the development seen on the Mini-Cooper 'S'. Enthusiasts were disappointed that this was a detuned version of the 76 bhp (57 kW) at 5800 rpm Cooper 'S' engine, giving only 65 hp (48 kW) at 6000 rpm and 72 lb⋅ft (98 N⋅m) at 3000 rpm. A reduced compression ratio of 8.8:1 was used instead of the 9.75:1 employed on the Cooper S engine. The Midget used the 12G940 cylinder head casting that was common to other BMC 1300 cars, whereas the Cooper 'S' had a special head with not only larger inlet, but also larger exhaust valves; however, these exhaust valves caused many 'S' heads to fail through cracking between the valve seats. The detuned engine was used for reasons of model range placement – with the Cooper 'S' spec engine, the Midget could have been faster than the more expensive MGB. The hydraulic system gained a separate master cylinder for the clutch. The hood was now permanently attached to the car, with an improved mechanism making it much easier to use.

    In late 1967 (1968 model year), US-spec cars received several safety additions: a padded fascia (dashboard) with smaller main gauges, collapsible steering column, scissor-type hood hinges, a third windshield wiper, additional side marker lights, and anti-burst door latches. The rear axle gear ratio was increased from 4.22:1 to 3.9:1, giving 16.5 mph (26.6 km/h) for every 1000 rpm. This increased final drive ratio gave the 1275 model slightly better fuel economy than the 1098 model.

    Minor facelift changes were made to the body trim in late 1969 (1970 model year), with the sills painted black, a revised recessed black grille, and squared off taillights as on the MGB. The 13-inch Rubery Owen "Rostyle" wheels were standardized, but wire-spoked ones remained an option. These revised cars were initially presented with matt black-painted windscreen surrounds but this proved very unpopular and after only a few hundred had been built the Midget reverted to the original brushed alloy.

    In August 1971, the compression ratio on North American engines was reduced to 8.0:1. Engine power output fell to 54.5 bhp (40.6 kW) at 5500 rpm and 67 lb⋅ft (91 N⋅m) at 3250 rpm.

    1972 MG Midget

    The square-shaped rear wheel arches became rounded in January 1972. Also in this year, a Triumph steering rack was fitted, giving a gearing that was somewhat lower than earlier Midgets. A second exhaust silencer was also added in 1972. Alternators were fitted instead of dynamos (generators) from 1973 onwards.

    Seven months into the 1974 model year, oversized rubber bumper blocks, nicknamed "Sabrinas" after the well-endowed British actress, were added to the chrome bumpers to meet the first US bumper impact regulations.

    Many consider the round-arch Midgets with chrome bumpers produced for model years 1972-1974 to be the most desirable. These round-arch cars started leaving the Abingdon factory in late 1971. Between 1966 and the 1969 face lift, 22,415 were made, and a further 77,831 up to 1974.[4]

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