1969 MG Midget
The first 1969 MG Midget, announced at the end of June 1961, 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 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.
Mechanically the car was identical to its Austin-Healey counterpart, retaining the rear suspension using quarter-elliptic leaf springs and trailing arms from the 'frogeye'.
This 1969 MG Midget is in excellent mechanical condition, solid, garage stored and rarely driven (low mileage on new engine/transmission). Recent upgrades include Engine Rebuild in 2014, 5-Speed Transmission Conversion, Alternator Conversion, Roll Bar Installation, Anti-Sway Bar, Wire Wheels Repainted, Leather Seats, Replaced Top and Boot Cover, Lever Shocks, Battery Replaced 8/2021. With all of the upgrades, this car is itching to be tracked!
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