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09/07/2023 12:38:08
richard bradshaw

A very reluctant sale of my lovely 1971 MG Midget 1275. I have owned her for 15 years, but it is time to move on to another car now.

This is one very well sorted Midget. She goes incredibly well, handles fantastically and is super reliable. I’ve driven her to Le Mans and back in the last few years with no issues what so ever. It’s not standard, so not to everyone’s taste, but it is way better that it was when it came out of the factory in 1971. She has the original look and turns a lot of heads.

I’ve put a lot of detail into the handling of the car rather than go for max power. However, the engine is really strong with 98 BHP, with the power spread throughout the rev range. I had the engine and Weber carb properly set up on a rolling road.

The bodywork is in great condition, not perfect, but there’s no bad rust anywhere. There’s a few slight bubbles in the usual places.

Have a read through the spec below, you won’t find a better spec’d Midget than this.

I’m open to questions and sensible offers. £9950

Richard 07703 503890


Engine Number :-12CE - DA - H – 5724, rebuilt January 2020

Maniflow LCB Manifold & free flow exhaust

Weber 45DCOE – Set up on dyno

Cooper S head (12G940), fast road porting (max for road), unleaded valve seats,

36mm inlet valves, standard exhaust valves,

1:5 roller rockers MED LDX , Tappet clearance, 14 thou

123 Tune + Distributor, fully programable, rev limiter set at 6000 rpm

Re-ground crankshaft, heat treated.

Re-bored out to +40 = 1310 cc

High compression pistons

Compression ratio, 10.25:1 (possibly?)

Crank assembly balanced,

Camshaft selection 724, rebuilt January 2020Kent MD266.

Crankshaft rear main oil seal conversion machined.

High torque Starter motor

Kenlow Fan

Engine Colour, VW California van, Fresco green metallic,

Alternator conversion

Completely replaced the wiring loom in 2014, it’s now totally reliable

Ford Type 9, 5 speed gear box (I still have the original, at extra cost, if required)

Quaife ATB LSD fitted – Axel ratio 3.9

MGF Sports seats

New Mohair roof in 2021

Spax rear Suspension conversion

Frontline front suspension conversion kit

11/16 fast road front anti-roll bar

Frontline rear traction link

New Stub Axels

Superpro Polly bush – front & rear

Minator minilites, with Yokahama A539’s