Lot 4006
1965 MG Midget
Lot Details & Additional Photographs

VIN: GAN3L31164 Mileage: 20,476

With the original 1098cc engine and four speed transmission. Equipped with the more desirable "rib cased" transmission.

Exterior refinished in two-stage black paint in 2015 and shows remarkably well. The interior is red vinyl. A tonneau cover with rib is present. Later midget seats are installed, and the battery has been relocated behind the drivers seat under the car. The car retains the European ignition under the dash, and rear taillights. With fender mounted chrome side mirrors, and black steel wheels with chrome 'moon' style caps highlighting the original chrome bumpers and grille.

This lot subject to reserve. For this lot, payment accepted only by wire transfer. 15% Buyer's Premium for LLA live-online and absentee bidding. 20% buyer's premium for live internet bidding through LiveAuctioneers. For winning bidders in NC, license plate and titling of vehicle will be obtained by Leland Little Auctions NCFL# 7452, provided all applicable fees and taxes are paid.

This car was purchased from us last year for the purpose of it being used in a wedding for the buyer's daughter. Previous ownership of 50+ years, with the following previous Provenance used:
This car was purchased in 1966 by Mr. Horne from a returning GI who had purchased the car in Europe and transported it home. A few years later, Horne sold the car to friends. Mr. Horne purchased it back from the friends for $100 in 1974, and performed a two year cosmetic and mechanical rebuild. The car was repainted in the original lacquer paint. Horne claimed it was his crowning accomplishment, which a note from his wife supports. The lacquer paint did not hold well in the Florida climate and bubbled and cracked. Upon moving to NC In 1986, the car was stored in his barn until 2014, when another rebuild was commissioned. The entire body was disassembled, professionally stripped, painted and reassembled. All of the mechanical work performed in 1976 was still in great shape. The car you see was almost traded in on the 1968 Barracuda also in our sale, as the paperwork suggests. After 52 years of fastidious ownership, 2 restorations, a 25-30 year rest, and a recent health check by an English car expert, this car is ready for a new chapter. A pair of folders documenting the rebuilds, mileage records, mechanical drawings, compression charts, flow charts for carb adjustments, are included to support the level of care this care has received.

New carpet kit installed, and some original trim pieces were dyed; interior in amazing condition with new covering on drivers side seat cushion.

In overall wonderful condition with no concerns.