New mg midget

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It has been said, and justifiably, that the Sprite and Midget as produced by the MG Car Company from until , provided motoring enthusiasts with by far the most amount of enjoyment, for by far the least amount of money. One of the most versatile sports cars ever, owners were within days of its announcement, competing successfully with them in all branches of motor sport, and have continued doing so ever since. Equally at home whether being used for racing, rallying, hillclimbing, sprinting, trialling, or auto-testing, these diminutive machines were and are truly competitive, and in talented hands always capable of some giant slaying results. A joy to drive, easy and inexpensive to buy and repair, these little machines represent the ultimate enthusiasts all rounder.

MG MIDGET 1500cc

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The two-seat MG roadster ran from to and for years has been popular with motoring enthusiasts on a budget. Unfortunately, it means dodgy sellers are getting on the bus and asking silly money for, at worst, thickly painted rubbish and, at best, bitsa-cars assembled from Midgets of all ages. In fact, we found one. In all likelihood, the time-waster is the person selling the car….

MG Midget buying guide

The first version, announced at the end of June , [3] was essentially a slightly more expensive badge-engineered version of the MkII Austin-Healey Sprite deluxe version. The original 'frogeye' Sprite had been introduced specifically to fill the gap in the market left by the end of production of the MG T-type Midget as its replacement, the MGA had been a significantly larger and more expensive car with greater performance. Many existing MG buyers turned to the Sprite to provide a modern low-cost sports car and so a badge-engineered MG version reusing the Midget name made sense. The new Midget differed from the Sprite only in grille design, badging, improved interior trim, better instruments and added external polished trim to justify its higher price. Mechanically the car was identical to its Austin-Healey counterpart, retaining the rear suspension using quarter-elliptic leaf springs and trailing arms from the 'frogeye'.
Ah, the joy of the open road and a classic car. There are other reasons the MG Midget makes for an ideal first-time classic car — or one for old hands who want a cheerful car at an affordable price. It enjoys an enthusiastic following, which makes the Midget one of the best served in terms of sourcing spares parts at sensible prices. But it was the Midget of the s and s , styled to resemble a baby B and sharing most components with the Austin-Healey Sprite , which most remember most fondly.