MG Midget 1978 // Only 43 Miles From New // Rare Opportunity // MG Dealership Family Owned


MG Midget


This incredible MG Midget was supplied new by Charles Clark Wolverhampton Limited, official Leyland Cars Dealer and sold to Bird & Yates Garage, Cannock Staffordshire on 14th May 1979. The car has remained with the Yates family for the last 44 years.

The vehicle at the time cost £2525.44 including car tax, delivery charge and VAT. The car remained unregistered and kept in the Bird & Yates Garage showroom until first registered for the road on 30th December 1992. The Midget was only registered due to concerns that it may not be able to be registered in 1993 due to the new catalytic converter laws stating that any car registered in 1993 would require a catalytic converter to pass an MOT. DVLA issued a correct age related registration number AVT 142S.

The history file contains the original MG Midget sales brochure, original bill of sale, 2 original keys and keyring, invoices for servicing and recommissioning work, British Motor Industry Heritage Certificate stating date of factory dispatch 17th July 1978, Leyland Cars handbook portfolio wallet, drivers handbook, Leyland Service point of sale interior mirror hanging card, Leyland Passport To Service booklet, Leyland Supercover leaflets, and a lovely letter from the Yates family (Bird & Yates Garage) detailing the history of this Midget from new.

A fresh 12 month MOT will be completed upon sale and of course this Midget is HPI clear with certificate included.

Part exchange welcomed and warranty can be arranged, please ask for details.

Today the MG Midget remains one of the UK’s favourite classic cars. This is a one-off opportunity to own a near brand new from the showroom totally original MG Midget with all original untouched handbooks and paperwork.

Along with superb parts availability, mechanical simplicity, very practical and owners club support all combined offer worry free classic car motoring allowing the new owner to concentrate solely on enjoyment.  

More details

We will consider any part exchange with funds either way no matter what it is. We have buyers in all fields of expertise so we would consider modern cars, campervans, motorhomes, motorcycles, luxury watches and of course any classic so just give us a call or drop us an email.

We can deliver any vehicle throughout the UK and Europe using our own covered transport or using one of our vehicle logistic partners, please ask for details.

For your convenience - Our local Railway Station is Stafford we will gladly collect and return customers who wish to view any of our vehicles, we can arrange Airport collections too - please ask for details.


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Why not give us a try? We will consider whole collections too.

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