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MG Midgets

These two MG Midgets are actually in better shape than they look at first glance. Both of them run, but neither has any brakes. They are being offered together for one price in Auburn, Georgia here on craigslist. The asking price is $5,000 for the package. Both cars have had some work done, including new front suspension bushings, tires, and other parts. Both cars have minor rust, although they are both repairable. There are also lots of extra parts included, both new and used. Engine work has been done as well. With some work, you could choose the car you want for yourself, finish the other one off and sell it, and I’ll bet you’d end up making back most of the initial purchase price. I’d keep the round wheel well 1972, even though the 1970 has the stiffer body shell with the creased rear fenders. Which one would you pick? Thanks to Robert R. for this find!


  1. jim s

    i am very glad this is not close. i would be keeping everything and i know how that would turn out. i like the looks of the round but you are right the bodies are not as strong. i still like the 1/4 spring models the best. still looks like a good deal for someone. great find.

  2. Howard A Member

    Man, it doesn’t get much better than this. I too, like the newer one. A bit more civilized. ( and disc wheels, no more spokes for me) One thing for sure, you’ll have enough spares to keep them both running. My biggest problem with Midgets is, no overdrive. They aren’t very happy at 70 mph. Really cool, inexpensive way to get into English roadster cruisin’. Nothing else like it.

  3. Graham Line

    The 1275 engines with 3.9:1 rear ends cruise well at 70 mph, particularly if a little work has been done on flowing the head. The ’70 probably has a 4.22 rear end.

    Rear-end body stiffness on either models is kind of moot, since anything that hits you will be twice as heavy and twice as tall. Otherwise, one is as rigid as the other.

    Depending on the rust and wiring situation, this pair still seems a little overpriced but not impossible. Figure on doing brakes, fuel system and shocks if they have been sitting.

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