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An “everyman” roadster, the MG Midget is the perfect starter classic
MG Midget MK II Convertible Tops and Convertible Top Parts
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. This Midget may be an older restoration, but all these years later it still feels very fresh and nimble and drives really very well indeed. The long rounded front wings make for perfect reference points, in which to pin point your progress on the road, with great accuracy.
ROAD TEST – 1965 MG MIDGET MKII
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. Prices have inched up a bit, but value trends show them staying steady for the foreseeable future.
The first version, announced at the end of June ,  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.