Mg midget tech

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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'. Brakes were 7-inch mm drums all round.

MG MIDGET 1500cc


Initially powered by BMCs venerable A-Series engine at cc, eventually the last of the generation used a cc engine. This Midget is an older MkII variant from and has been in the ownership of one family from new. It underwent a major professional restoration in the early s by the Whitehouse Company of Dudley, which is well documented in the form of photographs and a detailed bill. Another fascinating feature of this particular Midget, is that it comes complete with a period fitment Ashley hardtop, which looks most striking from the rear Also present is the correct packaway-style black vinyl soft top, with Vyback clear windows. The underside of the car is very clean and tidy, with the engine bay nicely detailed.

An “everyman” roadster, the MG Midget is the perfect starter classic

Well, technically the Austin-Healey Sprite was first. That car rolled out of the MG factory a few years before the badge-engineered Midget debuted. But the Midget was in production for far longer —80, compared to —71 for the Sprite. And since the death of the British sports car at the end of the s, the MG Midget remains one of the two least expensive the Triumph Spitfire being the other points of entry into that segment of the classic market.
Jump to navigation. It was based upon the successful Austin Healey Frog Eye Sprite but with significant body changes and similar Sprite versions continued alongside until The cc BMC A series engine delivering a nominal 65 bhp was fitted between and This provided the car with brisk performance for the period allied to very nimble handling that made the car a very quick A to B car, on roads that were still mainly single carriageway with plenty of twists.