1976 MG Midget 1500

Lot: 686

Sold for (£): 5,772
Offered for sale is a 1.5L 1976 MG Midget 1500 manual that has been with the current owner for the last 5 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 105 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Very attractive car with factory fitted wire wheels and Stainless steel bumper conversion...


  • Early styling despite starting its life with rubber bumpers and features a 1.5L engine
  • Been with the current owner for the last five years and only four previous keepers
  • Well presented and restored to a very nice standard as shown in the pictures
  • A rare 'Gold Label' badged car, commemorating 50 years of MG production at Abingdon
  • Comes with the original bill of sale, Heritage Certificate and a history file

Lot Details

Registration: PCX 258P RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1976 Engine size: 1.5L
Make: MG Odometer reading (miles): 32500
Model: Midget 1500 MOT expiry: 2019-06-07
Warranted: No Chassis number: GAN6167942G

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 105 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Condition is actually between Very Good and concours. Paint is excellent and run-free. Originally a rubber bumper car, it has been updated with stainless quarter bumpers. Hood and frame in perfect condition, as is the hood cover.


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Excellent black vinyl. Some minor carpet blemishes, one or two blemishes on door cards. New inertia seat belts. New leather rim steering wheel. Motorsport compliant roll bar, which fits under the hood. Note: all original parts are with the car.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Standard but cylinder head overhauled (removed for inspection only, no faults), Maniflow exhaust manifold and system, oil cooler fitted, silicone plug leads, Samco cooling hoses, new distributor fitted and electronic ignition supplied but not yet fitted, thermostatic electric cooling fan with over-ride. Note: all original parts are with the car.


Gears: Drive-shaft:


All good. All lubricants new.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Poly suspension bushes fitted all round. Rose-jointed additional front top link. Rose jointed anti-roll bar. Ride height set at pre-1974 spec. Telescopic rear dampers. New rear axle seals and bearings. New tyres, good spare wheel and tyre. Brake servo fitted, new front calipers and discs, stainless steel brake hoses. Rear disc brake conversion fitted. Note all original parts are with the car, including re-built drum brakes - drums, cylinders and back-plates, etc should the new owner wish to convert back to rear drum brakes.


Minor: Major:


All good. New battery.

Vehicle History


Original bill of sale, Heritage certificate, history file with some gaps, more recent MOTs. Service bills and recent new parts invoices. The car is Historic tax class and MOT exempt and currently taxed (zero rate)

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history