Jump to navigation. 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…. The Midget Mk1 first appeared in with a cute little cc A-series four-pot. A year later it was swapped for a larger cc affair.
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It's Metafilter's 20th anniversary! To celebrate, scan some cats or help fund Mefi! What to know before buying an MG Midget? I've loved these cars since I was a kid, and I'm wondering about the cost and difficulty of maintaining them. Let's assume I've found one that's in good condition now, what are some things I should consider before buying a car like this? Assume I know pretty much nothing about car maintenance. Well, I started my adventures in car ownership with 70s Land Rovers, pretty much on the same technological level as an MG, though in a clunkier package.
MG joined in with their own version in the same year, which is now known as the Mk1 Midget but was essentially the Sprite Mk2 with a little extra bling to position it as the slightly more expensive option. Those first Midgets featured drum brakes all round, a cc A-series engine, sidescreens and a stowaway hood, but the engine had grown to displace cc by the following year and front disc brakes arrived the year after. Two years later in , the Mk3 appeared, which to many is the ultimate A-series Midget and the one we have selected as our pick at this price point. The engine for this was taken from the cc Cooper S and produced 65bhp at the flywheel, while the time-consuming stowaway hood was replaced with a foldable one. By , the rival Sprite had been axed, but the Midget continued, gaining Rostyle wheels as standard, but still with the option for wires.
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