Very pleased with the purchase of the MG Midget
I am absolutely delighted
I am absolutely delighted with the car which puts a smile on my face every time I go into the garage, is a joy to drive and rarely fails to produce stories of happy memories from the people who stop to chat and admire.
In that 3,000 miles, I have replaced one steering rack gaiter, one half shaft oil seal and it has let me down only once, with a stuck starter motor that just needed a spot of lubrication.
That's a pretty good recommendation of the thoroughness of your preparation. It wasn't cheap and it shows.
Thanks for a great car.
Many thanks for your excellent services
Many thanks for your excellent services and kindness and I look forward to many happy hours with my new toy.
…fond memories of our original Mk 1 back in the sixties
Drove it straight back to Spain
She drove like a dream
I kept the car at a steady 50 MPH and she drove like a dream.
At one point we went up a mountain some 1800 meters with snow at the top!!!!!!!!
The joys of keeping off the motorways.
We were photographed, waved at and people smiled as they passed us or on the odd occasion we passed them.
I catch them on the bends
Since we bought the Midget we have joined a classic car club, have met a really lovely bunch of people. We meet up ever 2nd Sunday in the month at our version of the Ace Cafe, we go on rallies once a month, where we all follow a set route and finish at a restaurant for lunch.
Twice yearly we go on a much more detailed rally, last September 6 days near Madrid, and drive around in convoy all around the countryside. When we all park up it is nice to show off your car to all the very excited locals who never get the opportunity to see so many well-loved and preserved cars.
We are regularly invited to the local village fiestas, to again show off the cars and get fed and watered as thanks!!!! The car owners vote once a year for their best car, the midget was voted into 3rd place, behind a Ferrari and a beautiful Morgan. The club is full of many different cars including 3 E Types AC Cobras etc.
I can honestly say there is nothing better than driving fast around the twisty narrow mountain roads keeping up with these bigger cars, they pull away on the straight but I catch them on the bends. As I said before thanks for giving us the chance to enjoy the things I have mentioned.
my feet kept quite toasty
Kept up with the opposition
it kept purring along!
The car I bought, a 1970 1275, had been reshelled, but when acquired by Mike needed a little finishing... like a proper re-spray that was completed to the highest of standards. Since I bought the car it has done all I could have asked... whilst mainly used for fun on good weather days, it has also been toured around France for two weeks at a time and on one of these occasions it included a good dousing on the way to the ferry in a violent rainstorm... it kept purring along!.
The cars are known as the Magic Midget and the signs of envy it generates are continual.... especially for some reason in French Supermarket car parks!! The car was beautifully presented when I bought it from Mike, minor teething troubles were fixed without delay by Mike, and since then it has been reliable and economical to run.
The only fault that developed was when the relay for the traffic indicators went wrong and a replacement was less than £4. I service it myself each spring and it sails through the MOT. In addition to routine checks on the radiator and oil level, I grease the front suspension every 500 miles as this lengthens the life of the components considerably. Spare parts are readily available from specialist suppliers, but more routine items like filters, brake shoes etc are often available from you local DIY car Accessory Shops at cheaper prices. (spares cost a fraction of similar items on modern cars)
It really is great fun. just what it was intended for, and I would repeat the whole process (including going back to Mike!!) if I were thinking of buying again.
Thank you so much for your efficient service
just flown through its MOT without any advisory notes.
have had a wonderful time with it
Royal Acknowledgement of a car you supplied
It’s just sailed through the MOT
She always gets admiring glances
As I mentioned to you, I have had so much fun in the old girl for the 8 years I've been running her. She always gets admiring glances and commentary and I am attaching a couple of pictures from this years London to Brighton tour. As you will notice I seemed to have collected my wife along the way! I always start each season with the London to Brighton and end with the MSA Aviva Classic tour which this year ran from a variety of starts, in my case Dorking, and ended at the Rockingham International Sports Car Circuit. Overall I've clocked up a great series of tours and have driven the Brooklands airfield circuit (before the arrival of Mercedes World), the Brooklands Hill Climb, the Top Gear track at Dunsfold aerodrome, Goodwood during a Revival meeting, Silverstone, and, this year, the Porsche Experience track at Silverstone followed by the Rockingham track. Not bad for the old girl. So, thanks for introducing us and allowing us both to have a ball every year. Kindest regards
Richard AH Sprite OYC201F
Everywhere we go the car gets admiration
I am very happy with the Midget
One of only 35 old Midgets in Switzerland
We are absolutely delighted
We are thrilled
Better than any exotica
The Frogeye attracted a lot of attention from locals
A pleasure doing business with you
It has been a pleasure doing business with you.
We have already started fighting over who is going to drive
The wife is over the moon we have already started fighting over who is going to drive the car!
Once again thanks very much we are very pleased with PDM 75L
Lot of snow in the Cotswolds but still very enjoyable
Will it make it to France and back?
Well, Linda and I are soon to embark on a trip to the South of France.
I am currently preparing the Sprite for the trip, servicing etc. It's no fun laying on freezing concrete greasing suspension, brake and steering points, but it will be worth it to arrive with the roof down in Spring sunshine (hopefully!).
I will be keeping a diary with photographs recording our trip in our 40-year-old car.
I would recommend your cars to anyone wanting a good spridget.
The only problems which have been easily and cheaply rectified have been a broken plastic door pull, (both replaced with chrome pulls) and a new flasher unit.
The engine tends to smoke a little when warming up, but hey, the car is nearly 40 years old! I would recommend your cars to anyone wanting a good spridget.
Thank you for the car.
The garage is plenty big enough
Just a few flakes of snow going round the back of Gloucester.
You'll be pleased to know that the garage is plenty big enough!
Many thanks for your help and advice over the purchase.
Thanks to you, the process was painless
Thanks for not charging for cleaning the car - the cheque will be in the post tomorrow when my wife returns with the chequebook!
The car got better to drive the nearer I got to home
Got home with no issues, the car got better to drive the nearer I got to home.
Again many thanks.
I am just waiting for better weather
Hood down, bobble hats on and absolutely loved it.
Thanks very much for the car I am sure we will love it.
Thanks for all your help!!
We are very happy with our Midget
We also wish you a happy Christmas time!
We can’t get the grin off our faces
Won Best in Class at today’s MGs in the Park event
Car drives beautifully, you can feel the engineering…
…frankly we are addicted
Cliff (& Karen) Spooner
Really, really pleased.
Bought this Midget from you in Nov 07 and have had a wonderful time with it.
No major problems just the usual fiddling and fixing which is what it is all about.
Really, really pleased.
Trust you are well and many thanks for your service.
Will be out again just as soon as the rain abates
Fuelled and additive undertaken at Milton without a hitch.
Will be out again just as soon as the rain abates, meanwhile 'tinkering' in the garage.
I will express my thanks to you again more formally, but as the rain is easing I'm off out!!!
Thanks, Mike, You've now helped me fulfil a lifelong ambition. You made it happen.
You have genuine cars and advertise honestly
I'm pleased that your business does well as you have genuine cars and advertise honestly.
I wish there were more like that!
I take her out regularly and she has not failed me yet.
I have only added an electronic ignition and some flashy white stripes, Otherwise, the car is unchanged (down to the steady drip onto my right knee during heavy weather ?). Some of the photos show her on the track, where we achieved “2nd fastest Midget”.
I take her out regularly and she has not failed me yet.
More photos of the event at the web site of the MGOC Austria
There will be a title story in autumn on 50 years MG Midget in Austria's main Classic Car Magazine “Austro Classic” with some more photos of “Bridget”, as I call her now. I’ll send you the article, when it is published