First introduced in Monte-Carlo by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) on 20th May 1958 and intended as a low-cost model, the Sprite was designed by the Donald Healey Motor Company, which received a royalty payment from the manufacturers BMC. The low cost of £669 was achieved by using a mildly tuned version of the A-Series engine and as many other components from existing cars as possible. 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, which was known as the Midget. The final version of the Austin Healey Sprite arrived in 1966, as the Mk IV. The new model now used a twin carburettor 1275cc version of the proven A-Series engine which it shared with other BMC models such as the Mini Cooper S. Another major improvement was the addition of a folding hood; previous models consisted of a separate hood cover and frame. In 1969, a 'British Leyland' makeover was applied to the Sprite, consisting of matt black paint on the sills, Rostyle wheels and a plastic front grill. In 1974, to meet US federal regulations, large black plastic bumpers were added to the front and rear and the ride height was increase
* Last keeper 10 years * Original colour * HeritageCertificate * Manufactured Late Dec 1968 * Delivered to University Motors April 1969 * Sway bar, heater, spoked wheels fitted as extras by University Motors * G-AN4/68337G - car / chassis number * 12 CE/DA-H/4232 engine number * Maniflow Exhaust and Manifold * WOSP Starter Motor * Electronic Ignition * Electronic Fuel Pump (SU) * Ominbob Panoramic Hard Top * Tonneau Cover * Soft Top (as new) * Original Lucas Spots * Original Fogs * Radio fitted * Mineral Blue * Undersealed and in good condition
An older professional restoration at great expense. Full history. Excellent paint and exceedingly sound. Full weather equipment. Drives as they should, a fun sporty open MG.
We are delighted to offer this very well presented and pretty MG Midget that, upon close inspection, presents very well and demonstrates excellent panel shut lines with virtually unmarked paintwork. The standard continues throughout this small sports car with the undersides, interior and under bonnet areas matching its overall smart appearance. It was restored to a high standard in 2003, the works being carried out by AMV 3000 in Hampshire, with a documented cost in the region of £10,000. The quality of these works is still evident today. The MG further benefits from an un-leaded cylinder head conversion, telescopic shock absorber conversion on all four corners, chrome wire wheels, inertia seat belts, Mota-Lita steering wheel and a useful and easily fitted/removed hardtop that compliments the excellent soft top and tonneau cover. On a recent test, the 1275cc engine, with its twin SU carburettors, started easily and soon settled to an even idle. On the road, the little MG performed well and, importantly, the brakes brought the car to rest in a reassuring manner. This UK registered Midget is accompanied by a large file that includes the V5 registration document, old MoT test certific
MG Midget long term restoration. Now down to bare metal. Spraying this week. Ⓒ Lenham Sports Cars | All Rights Reserved
This mint MG Midget is fully restored, including heritage body shell. The car is as new and drives as such. All but a few MOTs from its first in 1976 to 2006 are with the car. Possibly the best on the market!
Mostly original Glacier white paint still glistens reflecting its garage kept background & the over all appearance of this gently used little roadster defies its 28 years of age. exceptionally nice original interior features all working gauges, factory am-fm radio & heater. spare tire, jack & top boot. The car drives very nicely with no issues, recently consigned by long term owner & driven in over 100 miles away. Owner says time to sell and priced to move. $5,900.00
MG K Series Midget 1968 We’ve all lusted after an MG Midget over the years. One of Britain’s great sports cars. Compact, yes. Good Looking, yes. Easy to maintain, Yes. 147BHP Yes! Sorry what was that 147BHP? Yes, this 1968 MG Midget was Frontline Developments demonstrator. Its fitted with a K Series 1.8 litre engine, uprated suspension, brakes, and has had a thorough sniff of serious performance enhancing attention. Finished in Traditional British Racing Green and fitted with Grey leather seats, this is one complete and utter head case of a Midget, but as it looks almost standard, makes the most ideal Q Car. This Car has a massive spec: 1.8 Rover K Series Engine 147BHP with Rolling Road Confirmation 260 Fast Road Cams Emerald ECU Aluminium Radiator 5 Speed Type 9 Gearbox Strengthened Chassis Frontline Adjustable Telescopic Shock Absorbers to Front Uprated Anti Roll bar Frontline Adjustable Telescopic Shock Absorbers to Rear Lowered Leaf Springs to Rear uprated to 340lb Anti Tramp Bars Rear Traction Control Links Polybushed all round Limited Slip Diff EN40 Nitrided Half Shafts Double Hub Bearing Kit Customer Made Aluminium Fuel Tank with Anti Slosh Baffles So what we’re talking here is one seriously sorted Midget. 0-60 is reputedly around 6.5 seconds, and it feels like it. But it feels so well sorted on the road. We like outrageous Midgets, but we’ve never EVER had anything like this. This car will be ideal for someone wanting an interesting track day car, or something for Sprints and Hillclimbs. Or better still just for blowing 911’s off on country roads. Nothing will stick with this Midget other than a well ridden motorbike travelling from A to B on country roads. Be in no doubt, Frontline make a seriously well sorted car, and this car is just that. It’s not possible to buy more fun anywhere right now wearing an MG badge for £13995. Go on, you know you want to!
What can I say about MG Midgets. Great fun, easy to own, lots of fun, the list is endless. But here we have something a bit different. In fact this MG Midget, is not only special, but completely and utterly outrageous. The car was re-built with a new Heritage shell some time ago, and from the history file it looks like ait was restored from around 2002 to 2007. It was rebuilt in a stripped out form for racing and Hillclimbing. It’s fitted with uprated suspension and braking systems, but more importantly its fitted with a 1275cc Stage Two Engine. This engines comes complete with +40 Pistons Fast Road High Lift Cam Ported Head Oversized Valves. This Midget isn’t only stunning to look at, it’s an absolute blast to drive. I think it’s the quickest Midget we’ve ever had for sale. Are you looking for an MG Midget? Are you looking for something just a little bit different? Look no further this absolutely stunning car could be sat on your drive today for only £9995.
Here we have on offer a fabulous MG Midget FIA appendix 'K'Historic Racecar. FIA Bar code. Five races since total rebuild. 1098cc Webercarb 12G295 head Omega pistons Engine built by swiftune Close ratio straight cut gearbox Ray Davies Adjustable shockers etc. Ashley hardtop etc...... A competitive car used in the HRDC Historic racing championship and MGCC Ecurie GTS races. Ideal for MGCC /MGOC race meeting, Goodwood and most historic race meetings including gentleman racer events etc, or a great roadcar, outstanding condition Current V5C
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