$1,200 Runner: 1966 MG Midget

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This MG is listed here on craigslist in Placerville, California for $1,500. It’s been in a barn since 1984. It runs but needs brake and interior work, as well as paint. The seller is including parts to redo the brakes. I know these go cheap, but this seems like it could be a bargain if it’s not rusted. It’s close enough to me that if you think it might be a bargain worth looking into, I will go have a look for you. As always, I wish there were more pictures!

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  1. Stephen

    That one pic, from that angle, looks rounder than a Midget. Could it be a mislabeled MGB?

    • Trey

      It’s a Midget. You can tell by the rear wheel well arches. They where flat on the tops in the midgets. Always round in the B’s. If I literally wasn’t 3,500 miles away – I would buy it. The wire wheels are worth $500. A running 1275 engine is worth $1,000. If it’s a rib case Trans – that’s another $500. Someone go get it!

  2. Dan

    No it is a Midget. Look at the rocker panels. They are a dead give away. But you are right that from the picture it almost looks MGB like

  3. Richard V

    Good one, Dan – almost fooled me and I used to work on British cars for a living!

  4. Rob

    I’m interested, but, in Indiana. If someone could take a closer look for me that would be great. I have cash and will make the trip to pick it up. Thanks

  5. Kevin Harper

    This one tempts me with the phrase “How good of a mechanic are you really”. It is terribly tempting to fly out, southwest one way of course, with a handful of tools a few parts and a moss catalog. Fix the brakes and try to drive the thing 3000 miles back, without using interstates. I am sure it would test your ingenuity, stamina, persistence and most importantly patience. But it would be a great adventure. But then again I may just be a masochist.

    Klharper
    BIF motors

    • Mark S Member

      That sounds like a great adventure so times it’s good for us to test our metal and do something a little crazy. I really like the midgets Many years back one of my employers showed at the shop with one of these cars. He said that his wife bought it because she always liked them. The was pretty rusty but it became the thing to work on when the shop had a slow day. One other coworker and I ripped it down and over about a year we did a frame off restoration. The only bad part about the whole thing was she wanted the car painted dusty rose it was a terrible choice.

    • Ray Rittam

      LOL Kevin: Driving that back 3000 miles would be like driving a Caddy beside what I drove from California to Missouri and back. Now then If you want something to write about, get out and truly experience the road and break a chain out in nowhere land and no chain link, You go over to a fence and cut one of the heavy wires out of a square of Hog Wire and stick it through the Holes on the Chain and pulll it tight so the chain fits the sprocket twist the wire and cut the ends and get in and start driving again. When you break down on the road in a 1901 there isn’t anyone out there who is dumb enough to work on something so simple. LOL

  6. jim s

    now at $ 1200 with $400 worth of new parts included. this should be sold already. great find.

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