Giving the classic early look to a Midget is a particular speciality of Severn Classics. When this 1977 MG Midget came in it was in poor condition, having been left untouched inside a garage for nearly ten years.
To achieve the classic look, Severn Classics will debumper the Midget, add the front grill from a Sprite, change the profile of the rear by building up the rear light housings and create the distinctive rear wheel arches.
All the metalwork and welding is carried out in Severn Classics Worcestershire workshop, building up panels and profiles from scratch where required.
Engineer Steve Griffiths is meticulous about the quality of projects that pass through his hands and beauty is not just “skin deep”, extending to areas of the car that are too often neglected. For example, the doors are fully disassembled, sprayed then reassembled to avoid any tell-tale signs.
The seats in the original car were in good condition so once new carpets had been fitted and a new hood installed the interior was on the way to finishing.
The 1500 Triumph engine was running well. But Severn Classics carried out a full revitalisation of the gearbox, finishing off the job by shot blasting the wheels and adding new tyres.
Another car which has ended up in the south of France near Marseille.