What you are now considering to buy is a slightly crusty, somewhat rusty 1967 MG Midget. I will be quite frank about this car: it was previously been sitting for about 20 years outside without any cover except the hardtop. I have recently put the car into the condition that it currently sits. Body: It is overall structurally sound. As shown in the pictures, the bottom of the driver, rear fender resembles Swiss cheese and the passenger floor pan has significant holes and is considerably thin from heavy surface rust. In addition the driver side A-pillar has a bit of rust-through. Other than that, the rest of the body has no rot and only surface rust. If you like patina, this car has a cool look. If you don’t like patina, it looks terrible. It was painted over 25 years ago by someone inexperienced (if I’m polite) and as a result the white paint has cracked over every square inch. Interior: There is old but still decent carpet in the trunk and behind the seats. No other carpet remains (much to the relief of the suffering floor pans). The seats aren’t terrible; the driver seat having suffered on one corner from a mouse’s hunger. The door panels are warped but not disgusting. The steering wheel rim now resembles a churro (a fried-dough pastry based snack) and is probably not suitable for driving. The gauges all look to be in decent cosmetic condition but I have no idea of their working order because the wiring was hacked by the previous owner. Electrical: Parts of the wiring loom have been severely hacked. The front headlight/blinker loom was cut off along with most of the dash wiring though, the key does work. I installed a new starter, fuel pump, coil, distributor cap, spark plug wires, points, condenser and spark plugs.
Sonora, California, United States