MG Midget, NLO 970P


Make Model Year Reg Colour Bought for Sold for Bought Sold
MG MIDGET 1500 1976 NLO 970P WHITE £1850, from Anthony Heaton, Wokingham £1100 (p/ex), to Horncastle Ford, Reading 4th August 1989 9th October 1992
 

Bought the car because of the condition of the bodywork arid history it had, The engine was a little worn when I took it out but was reconditioned with a reground crank, Road ‘83’ camshaft modified head and Peco free-flow exhaust. Lowered suspension and a fistful of bills later we sold it for the equivalent of £1100. The car had been resprayed in Ermine White and I decided that I would keep that colour as the original Glacier White was a little too blue for my liking. so, was subject of a full bare metal respray and lots of time and effort.

Compiled a neat folder listing year by year the bills and receipts kept by previous owners. The car came with tonneau and hood cover (the hood was in good condition) and a boot rack. All in all a good little car which went very well after initial teething problems were sorted out

Took it on the Nurburgring once and came around a corner to be met with a bus full of Japanese tourists – it is a public toll road after all! Saw us round Europe twice – followed the Pirelli Classic Marathon which was memorable – met Stirling Moss and Roger Clark. Good little car – god knows how we used to get all the camping gear etc in the boot!