Stock # EV552
Mileage: 48,966
Manual 4-Speed

1974 MG Midget
Silver / Tan
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Final Small-Bumper Year
Fun Summer Driver
Vin # GAN5UE140027 G
Engine Tag #: 12V/671Z/L125
Evolve Motors & Chicago Car Club are pleased to present this 1974 MG Midget
We really like these pre-impact-bumper MGs. The small, chrome bumpers really do wonders for the car's looks. Silver paint shows very nicely, and has a great metallic sparkle to it. While we are not quite sure as to when the car was last painted, it looks like it wasn't too long ago, as there are no scratches or scuffs on the car. However, there are a couple dings just ahead of both doors, from the door being swung open too far and making contact with the body. Black convertible top is in excellent shape, with no damage or visible wear. All chrome pieces – door handles, bumpers, mirrors, light trim, badges, etc, are in great shape, with no oxidation or damage. All lights and glass are clear and crack-free. Wire wheels are in decent shape, there's no damage but they do show their age a bit. Overall, the car is in nice, driver-level condition
Tan interior looks great against the silver exterior. Condition is consistent throughout the interior – not damaged, but showing its age a bit by way of slight fading. The tan color of the door panels looks to be slightly off from that of the seats. Leather-wrapped dash in in very nice shape, with just a couple little hairline cracks in the leather. Black carpets appear close-to-new throughout. All gauges, lights, and signals are functional. The car will come with a black leather tonneau cover and boot cover. Odometer reads 48,966, true mileage unknown
Underbody/Under the Hood
The car looks pretty good underneath; there is no visible through rust, but there is evidence of some sort of previous rust repair or do-it-yourself rust prevention. There are remains of a protective sealant towards the front of the frame rails and the front floors. Please see underbody photos. Overall, the car is structurally sound but not perfect. On the road, the car feels quite good. It fires right up without fault, idles cool and steady, and pulls through the gears with no stuttering or hesitation. Clutch grabs as it should, and there are no noises or tendencies of concern when rolling over speedbumps or cornering. Tires should be replaced before becoming a routine driver, as the rears show some dry rot, but the car does run and drive nicely
As it sits, this would make for a great top-down summer cruiser. The 1275cc motor, which was actually a slightly detuned version of the original Mini Cooper S motor, only makes about 55hp, but with its light weight, short wheelbase, and rev-happy nature, the car is an absolute blast to drive
Please reach out to Jake at 773-267-2684 with any additional questions, requests, or to discuss purchasing