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1979 MG Midget MKIV 1500 Roadster Vehicle Profile

1979 MG Midget MKIV 1500 photograph

1979 MG Midget MKIV 1500 photograph

1979 MG Midget MKIV 15001979 MG Midget MKIV 1500
By the 1960s, the MG Car Company had long since been absorbed into the British Motor Corporation (BMC).

The final version of the Midget first appeared in July of 1961, one month after the launch of its restyled progenitor - the Austin-Healey Sprite. Both shared the same bodyshell and mechanical underpinnings with only trim details, badges and price differentiating the two. The Midget initially came powered by a 948cc A-Series engine. The MKIII version was introduced in 1966, and the motor's capacity had increased via 1098cc to 1275cc. Semi-elliptic rear springs had replaced the quarter elliptics and the front disc brakes were now standard. They also had wind-up windows and a superior hood.

In 1972, the Midget gained a lower-geared Triumph steering rack. A second silencer was also added and the dynamo was removed and replaced with an alternator.

The final iteration, the MKIV, added an increased ride height, a new engine and gearbox, and deformable federal bumpers. The 1493cc engine and the four-speed manual gearbox were sourced from the Triumph Spitfire. With 66 horsepower, the two-seater was now capable of achieving 100 mph.

From 1961 to 1979, a total of 226,001 Midgets were produced.

This particular example has been given a cosmetic and mechanical restoration. It has a new interior seats, door panels, and carpet. There is a new convertible top, new chrome and lenses, and Mag lite wheels and tires. Currently it has approximately 50,000 miles on its odometer. In 2018, the car was offered for sale at the Hollywood Wheels 'Amelia Island Select' auction where it had an estimated value of $15,000 - $20,000.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2018


No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

1979 MG Midget MKIV 1500 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1979 sales)
1979 MG Midget
Sold for USD$8,250
  2020 Mecum : Indy
 
1979 MG Midget
Sold for USD$2,400
  2020 Carlisle Auctions : Winter AutoFest
 
1979 MG 1500 MIDGET ROADSTER
Chassis#: GAN6UL226638G
Sold for USD$7,150
  2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1979 MG Midget 1500
Chassis#: G-AN6-UL/224806-G
Sold for USD$12,320
  2018 RM Sothebys : The Petersen Automotive Museum
 
1979 MG Midget
Sold for USD$17,000
  2018 GAA : November 2018
 
1979 MG MIDGET CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: GAN6UL216003G
Sold for USD$6,050
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1979 MG Midget 1500
Chassis#: GAN6219489G
Sold for USD$5,725
  2018 Anglia Car Auctions : June 2018
 
1979 MG Midget Convertible
Sold for USD$6,050
  2018 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale
 
1979 MG Midget 1500 Roadster
Chassis#: GAN6 229 488 9
Sold for USD$37,419
  2017 Bonhams : The Goodwood Festival of Speed
 
1979 MG MIDGET CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: GAN6UL217242G
Sold for USD$6,050
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1979 MG MIDGET
Sold for USD$5,775
  2017 McCormick's - # 62
 
1979 MG Midget
Chassis#: GAN6-224546G
Sold for USD$5,600
  2015 Historics at Brookland
 
1979 MG Midget
Sold for USD$8,000
  2015 Silver Auction - Theodore Merickel Estate Auction
 
1979 MG Midget
Sold for USD$3,500
  2014 Silver Auction - Arizona in January
 
1979 MG Midget Roadster
Sold for USD$3,850
  2013 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1979 MG Midget Roadster
Sold for USD$4,070
  2012 Auctions America - Auburn Spring
 
1979 MG Midget
Sold for USD$4,400
  2011 Silver Auction - Spokane
 
1979 MG Midget 1500
Chassis#: GAN6217775G
Sold for USD$1,556
  2011 H & H - Pavilion Gardens June 8, 2011
 
1979 MG MIDGET
Chassis#: GAN6UL226715G
Sold for USD$3,000
  2010 Silver Auction - Sun Valley
 
1979 MG Midget Convertible
Sold for USD$5,720
  2010 Auctions America : Auburn Collector Car Auction
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1979 MG Midget MKIV 1500's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1979 MG Midget 2019 Carlisle Auction : Lakeland Winter Auction   
1979 MG MIDGET CVTBLE 2018 McCormick's Auction # 64$8,500  
1979 MG MIDGET CONVERTIBLE 2017 Premier Auction Group$3,100  
1979 MG Midget 2017 Carlisle Auctions : Lakeland Fall   
1979 MG Midget 2017 Carlisle Auctions : Fall Carlisle   
1979 MG Midget Roadster 2017 Mecum : Harrisburg$5,000  
1979 MG MIDGET 2016 McCormick's # 61$4,250  
1979 MG Midget 2016 GAA : October$5,500  
1979 MG MidgetGAN6216665G2016 Barons : British Heritage, Classic and Sports Cars   
1979 MG Midget 1500GAN6-222506G2015 H & H Auctions Pavilion Gardens   
1979 MG Midget 1500 2015 Anglia Auction $2,250$2,750
1979 MG Midget 2013 Silver Auction Arizona in the Fall$4,700  
1979 MG Midget 2013 Silver Auction Arizona in the Fall$4,250  
1979 MG MidgetGAN60L216533G2013 Silver Auction Coeur d'Alene$4,250  
1979 MG Midget Convertible 2012 Leake Auctions Dallas$1,500  
1979 MG Midget Convertible 2012 Leake Auctions Dallas$1,500  
1979 MG MIDGET ROADSTER 2004 Bonhams MOTORCARS BROOKLINE $4,000$6,000

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1979 MG Midget MKIV 1500

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