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.
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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 to This was the case as it suffered the most significant changes of any MG of the period. Unfortunately, the choice was one guaranteed to generate controversy, as it was the Triumph cc unit that was fitted to the Midgets market rival, the Spitfire, and Dolomite saloons.
An “everyman” roadster, the MG Midget is the perfect starter classic
Manufactured at the MG sports car factory at Abingdon, it was not surprising that the success of the design would lead to an MG version known as the Midget. The final version of the Austin Healey Sprite arrived in as the Mk. The new model now used a twin carburettor cc version of the proven A-Series engine which it shared with other BMC models such as the Mini Cooper S. This little MG was first registered on 18th September, and is supplied with a photographic file detailing a thorough restoration. The car was located in Scotland after being in storage for many years with the restoration commencing in
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