There are a lot of these 'Spridgets' floating around in the market place....but few like this one which, in a way, is sort of a 'gem.'
Excellent floors, no rust, no damage, no patches, (either new, using factory panels OR near perfect original) AND NO phony undercoating which has the sole purpose of hiding soft spots. And, likewise, an excellent body with no rust, no bubbling, or cracks. And with very nice paint in the original color.
Drive train: 1275 engine, we suspect recently rebuilt....very clean, 175 psi compression in every cylinder, 65 psi oil pressure, no smoke (a note: good chance the head wasn't retorqued as there was a bit of coolant leaking from the side, we pulled the head, found excellent bores, standard bore pistons, valves and seats looked great) we checked the head face flatness, and fitted a new head gasket, new water pump, new engine mount hardware, and the last owner told us he just had the gearbox rebuilt and fitted a new clutch.
Has an oil cooler, electronic ignition, a new Weber carb, new alloy radiator, wire wheels, new disc calipers and rotors, new front control arms, new bushings, new springs, new tube shock rear conversion, new electronic electric fuel pump.......excellent convertible top, excellent interior (new or near perfect original?), excellent rubber on door tops, around windshield, very good original chrome, spotless trunk (even the original spare wheel hold down), wood steering wheel, new 3 point belts, all in all, this is one impressive MG Midget and of the most desirable year with the 1275 engine, semi close ratio rib case gearbox, disc brakes, etc.
A curious blend of 1967 (beautiful metal dash) and early 1968 (four way flashers). More than likely built in the Fall of 1967 and thus in no need to meet 1968 EPA regulations yet with some of the late 1967-early 1968 DOT requirements. All in all, a wonderful little car and in great condition.Click for legal info