The MG Midget is a small two- seat sports car, which was produced between 1969 to 1980.
First introduced at the Monte Carlo motor show in 1958 the Sprite was designed by Donald Healey as a low cost sports car, utilising a lightly modified A series engine and sharing components from the existing BMC range. Manufactured at the MG (Morris Garage) factory in Abingdon, it was an instant success. It was not surprising that an MG version would go into production shortly after and take the iconic Midget name.
The Midget offered many improvements including wind up windows instead or the sliding plexi glass, swiveling quarter lights, external door handles and locks but more importantly a fully folding soft top roof configuration.
In 1974 to meet US federal regulations, large black plastic bumpers (usually called rubber bumpers, despite not actually being rubber) were added to the front and rear and the ride height was increased. The 1493 cc unit from the Triumph Spitfire and a gearbox replaced the A-Series engine with synchromesh on all four gears.
The MG Midget offered here at Hofmanns is a 1979 Mk IV finished in Brooklands Green with Black full leather. Having been purchased by it current
mg midget 1500 mark-4 5-speed adjustable-suspension petrol restored
Coxon House, Newtown Road
Henley-on-Thames, RG9 1HG, Oxfordshire