Time to get the Midas MkII a little cleaner. After a thorough clean using traffic film remover and jet wash, it will be ready for the next step in the restoration process.

Work in progress…

70s Car Restoration are proud to present another exciting project from Jonny Evans, this MkII Midas from 1981. This is no ordinary Midas by Harrod Dermott of Midas Cars, it happens to be the one used on their marketing brochure and featured in ‘Triple C’ magazine or Cars & Car Conversion for you are not old enough to remember.

Being a special and well know car, it is incredibly important to get this Midas back to its original factory fresh specification, as the car was in the marketing brochure and ‘Triple C’ magazine.

The story starts with Jonny Evans contacting 70s Car Restoration, visiting and having a meaningful discussion on what is it he wanted to achieve. More on this to follow…

Continuing the Midas MkII journey… At first glance, the bonnet appeared unscathed. However, diving beneath the surface, we uncovered a multitude of hidden damage.

Continuing the Midas MkII journey… At first glance, the bonnet appeared unscathed. However, diving beneath the surface, we uncovered a multitude of hidden damage.

Continuing the Midas MkII journey… At first glance, the bonnet appeared unscathed. However, diving beneath the surface, we uncovered a multitude of hidden damage.

Continuing the Midas MkII journey… At first glance, the bonnet appeared unscathed. However, diving beneath the surface, we uncovered a multitude of hidden damage.

Continuing the Midas MkII journey… At first glance, the bonnet appeared unscathed. However, diving beneath the surface, we uncovered a multitude of hidden damage.

Continuing the Midas MkII journey… At first glance, the bonnet appeared unscathed. However, diving beneath the surface, we uncovered a multitude of hidden damage.

Continuing the Midas MkII journey… At first glance, the bonnet appeared unscathed. However, diving beneath the surface, we uncovered a multitude of hidden damage.

Continuing the Midas MkII journey… At first glance, the bonnet appeared unscathed. However, diving beneath the surface, we uncovered a multitude of hidden damage.

Update on the Midas MkII: Disappointing news as we were hoping for a straight cut gearbox. Also, the head has had work done on the inlets but none on the exhaust.

Update on the Midas MkII: Disappointing news as we were hoping for a straight cut gearbox. Also, the head has had work done on the inlets but none on the exhaust.

Update on the Midas MkII: Disappointing news as we were hoping for a straight cut gearbox. Also, the head has had work done on the inlets but none on the exhaust.

Update on the Midas MkII: Disappointing news as we were hoping for a straight cut gearbox. Also, the head has had work done on the inlets but none on the exhaust.

Update on the Midas MkII: Disappointing news as we were hoping for a straight cut gearbox. Also, the head has had work done on the inlets but none on the exhaust.

Update on the Midas MkII: Disappointing news as we were hoping for a straight cut gearbox. Also, the head has had work done on the inlets but none on the exhaust.

Just had a look at the clutch and flywheel on the Midas MkII which seem okay. However, the bell housing is a little gilded up. We'll have to give it some TLC to get it back in shape.

Just had a look at the clutch and flywheel on the Midas MkII which seem okay. However, the bell housing is a little gilded up. We’ll have to give it some TLC to get it back in shape.

Just had a look at the clutch and flywheel on the Midas MkII which seem okay. However, the bell housing is a little gilded up. We'll have to give it some TLC to get it back in shape.

Just had a look at the clutch and flywheel on the Midas MkII which seem okay. However, the bell housing is a little gilded up. We’ll have to give it some TLC to get it back in shape.

Uh-oh, looks like the primary gear of our Midas MkII restoration project needs some serious attention. Time to get to work!

Uh-oh, looks like the primary gear of our Midas MkII restoration project needs some serious attention. Time to get to work!

Uh-oh, looks like the primary gear of our Midas MkII restoration project needs some serious attention. Time to get to work!

Uh-oh, looks like the primary gear of our Midas MkII restoration project needs some serious attention. Time to get to work!

Engine out and ready for dismantling on the Midas MkII! We can't wait to see what's inside and get to work on restoring this classic car.

Engine out and ready for dismantling on the Midas MkII! We can’t wait to see what’s inside and get to work on restoring this classic car.

Engine out and ready for dismantling on the Midas MkII! We can't wait to see what's inside and get to work on restoring this classic car.

Engine out and ready for dismantling on the Midas MkII! We can’t wait to see what’s inside and get to work on restoring this classic car.

Engine out and ready for dismantling on the Midas MkII! We can't wait to see what's inside and get to work on restoring this classic car.

Engine out and ready for dismantling on the Midas MkII! We can’t wait to see what’s inside and get to work on restoring this classic car.

Time to get the Midas MkII a little cleaner. After a thorough clean using traffic film remover and jet wash, it will be ready for the next step in the restoration process.

Time to get the Midas MkII a little cleaner. After a thorough clean using traffic film remover and jet wash, it will be ready for the next step in the restoration process.

Time to get the Midas MkII a little cleaner. After a thorough clean using traffic film remover and jet wash, it will be ready for the next step in the restoration process.

Time to get the Midas MkII a little cleaner. After a thorough clean using traffic film remover and jet wash, it will be ready for the next step in the restoration process.

Uncovering the original manufacturers plate on this Midas MkII restoration project. It's always great to find these little details that add to the authenticity of the build.

Uncovering the original manufacturers plate on this Midas MkII restoration project. It’s always great to find these little details that add to the authenticity of the build.

The rear of the Midas MkII is in need of some attention, but we're up for the challenge.

The rear of the Midas MkII is in need of some attention, but we’re up for the challenge.

The rear of the Midas MkII is in need of some attention, but we're up for the challenge.

The rear of the Midas MkII is in need of some attention, but we’re up for the challenge.

Curious what's behind the original dash? We uncovered the heater matrix and more offside damage of our Midas MkII restoration project. Time for some repairs

Curious what’s behind the original dash? We uncovered the heater matrix and more offside damage of our Midas MkII restoration project. Time for some repairs

Curious what's behind the original dash? We uncovered the heater matrix and more offside damage of our Midas MkII restoration project. Time for some repairs

Curious what’s behind the original dash? We uncovered the heater matrix and more offside damage of our Midas MkII restoration project. Time for some repairs

Making progress on our Midas MkII restoration project! The front subframe and engine are out and ready for some much-needed TLC. Excited to see what improvements we can make to this classic car.

Making progress on our Midas MkII restoration project! The front subframe and engine are out and ready for some much-needed TLC. Excited to see what improvements we can make to this classic car.

Making progress on our Midas MkII restoration project! The front subframe and engine are out and ready for some much-needed TLC. Excited to see what improvements we can make to this classic car.

Making progress on our Midas MkII restoration project! The front subframe and engine are out and ready for some much-needed TLC. Excited to see what improvements we can make to this classic car.

It's not always what you see on the surface - the subframe on this Midas MkII was bent at the rear, indicating a past accident. Our team's attention to detail ensures a thorough restoration every time.

It’s not always what you see on the surface – the subframe on this Midas MkII was bent at the rear, indicating a past accident. Our team’s attention to detail ensures a thorough restoration every time.

Unforeseen challenges during restoration! The rear beam of Midas MkII was too rusty to salvage, but our skilled team can fabricate a new one to get this beauty back on the road again!

Unforeseen challenges during restoration! The rear beam of Midas MkII was too rusty to salvage, but our skilled team can fabricate a new one to get this beauty back on the road again!

Unforeseen challenges during restoration! The rear beam of Midas MkII was too rusty to salvage, but our skilled team can fabricate a new one to get this beauty back on the road again!

Unforeseen challenges during restoration! The rear beam of Midas MkII was too rusty to salvage, but our skilled team can fabricate a new one to get this beauty back on the road again!

Embarking on a restoration project is like going on a voyage of discovery. When we stripped down the Midas MkII, we meticulously checked and logged each component for reconditioning and remanufacturing. It's all part of the journey to bring this classic car back to life!

Embarking on a restoration project is like going on a voyage of discovery. When we stripped down the Midas MkII, we meticulously checked and logged each component for reconditioning and remanufacturing. It’s all part of the journey to bring this classic car back to life!

An early and unfortunate discover on the 1981 Midas MkII was that the subframe is bent. Not the best start to the project, but nothing we can’t overcome.

An early and unfortunate discover on the 1981 Midas MkII was that the subframe is bent. Not the best start to the project, but nothing we can’t overcome.

An early and unfortunate discover on the 1981 Midas MkII was that the subframe is bent. Not the best start to the project, but nothing we can’t overcome.

An early and unfortunate discover on the 1981 Midas MkII was that the subframe is bent. Not the best start to the project, but nothing we can’t overcome.

The underside of the 1981 Midas MkII is actually okay for its age and usage, but this important car requires restoring to its former glory and we can do so much better.

The underside of the 1981 Midas MkII is actually okay for its age and usage, but this important car requires restoring to its former glory and we can do so much better.

The underside of the 1981 Midas MkII is actually okay for its age and usage, but this important car requires restoring to its former glory and we can do so much better.

The underside of the 1981 Midas MkII is actually okay for its age and usage, but this important car requires restoring to its former glory and we can do so much better.

The underside of the 1981 Midas MkII is actually okay for its age and usage, but this important car requires restoring to its former glory and we can do so much better.

The underside of the 1981 Midas MkII is actually okay for its age and usage, but this important car requires restoring to its former glory and we can do so much better.

We’re looking forward to removing the engine and gearbox from the 1981 Midas MkII for examination.

We’re looking forward to removing the engine and gearbox from the 1981 Midas MkII for examination.

We’re looking forward to removing the engine and gearbox from the 1981 Midas MkII for examination.

We’re looking forward to removing the engine and gearbox from the 1981 Midas MkII for examination.

The beam axle on the 1981 Midas MkII has suffered from rust and for some reason, isn’t even straight. We’re going to be remanufacturing this beam axle as part of the restoration.

The beam axle on the 1981 Midas MkII has suffered from rust and for some reason, isn’t even straight. We’re going to be remanufacturing this beam axle as part of the restoration.

The beam axle on the 1981 Midas MkII has suffered from rust and for some reason, isn’t even straight. We’re going to be remanufacturing this beam axle as part of the restoration.

The beam axle on the 1981 Midas MkII has suffered from rust and for some reason, isn’t even straight. We’re going to be remanufacturing this beam axle as part of the restoration.

Upon further dismantling, it looks like the 1981 Midas MkII has suffered damage to the frontal section at some point in its history.

Upon further dismantling, it looks like the 1981 Midas MkII has suffered damage to the frontal section at some point in its history.

Upon further dismantling, it looks like the 1981 Midas MkII has suffered damage to the frontal section at some point in its history.

Upon further dismantling, it looks like the 1981 Midas MkII has suffered damage to the frontal section at some point in its history.

As usual, the fibre glass on the 1981 Midas MkII has suffered over the years and professional repair work is required. The answer here is not to just use filler! If you’d like to know more about our fibre glass process, please get in touch.

As usual, the fibre glass on the 1981 Midas MkII has suffered over the years and professional repair work is required. The answer here is not to just use filler! If you’d like to know more about our fibre glass process, please get in touch.

Safely collecting the 1981 Midas MkII from its home near Alnwick in Northumberland and taking it back to 70s Resto HQ for work to begin.

Safely collecting the 1981 Midas MkII from its home near Alnwick in Northumberland and taking it back to 70s Resto HQ for work to begin.

Safely collecting the 1981 Midas MkII from its home near Alnwick in Northumberland and taking it back to 70s Resto HQ for work to begin.

Safely collecting the 1981 Midas MkII from its home near Alnwick in Northumberland and taking it back to 70s Resto HQ for work to begin.

The 1981 Midas MkII we’re soon to start working on is a cover star! 🤩 VNB 113X was used for the brochure photos and early magazine reviews of the car too.

The 1981 Midas MkII we’re soon to start working on is a cover star! 🤩 VNB 113X was used for the brochure photos and early magazine reviews of the car too.

The 1981 Midas MkII we’re soon to start working on is a cover star! 🤩 VNB 113X was used for the brochure photos and early magazine reviews of the car too.

The 1981 Midas MkII we’re soon to start working on is a cover star! 🤩 VNB 113X was used for the brochure photos and early magazine reviews of the car too.

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