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Little Classics News: 1 May 2014

Time-warp MG Uncovered for Auction

Time-warp MG Midget Uncovered for AuctionAnglia Car Auctions (ACA) has discovered a ‘time-warp’ classic car with low mileage – an unregistered 1980 MG Midget with just 162 miles on the clock.

The vendor brought the car brand new after hearing of the imminent demise of MG but never registered the vehicle as he intended to give the car to one of his young children on passing their driving test.

ACA owner Lyn George explains: “After 11 months, the car was despatched to Holland Brothers in Sleaford, in a horsebox of all things, for its first annual service. The car had, at this point, covered just 143 delivery miles.

“Whilst at the main dealer, they discovered that the speedo would not read above 10mph. It was duly replaced and the speedometer now reads 19 miles giving a total mileage of 162.”

The rarely used classic, in vermillion red, remains unregistered but is complete with the original bill of sale, owner’s handbooks, and service manuals. It is estimated to warrant a sale price of between £7,000 and £9,000.

The MG Midget will be just one of the vehicles on offer in Anglia Car Auctions’ Classic Sale on Saturday 14th June, with viewing on the afternoon of Friday 13th June.

Entries are now being accepted. The full results for the can be found at


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