This is a very sharp, useable cc MG Midget. The car presents well with smart paintwork, excellent bodywork and a beautifully presented interior. TUD G has an excellent, recently replaced hood, smartly presented boot and engine bay. The car has recently had a brand new set of wire wheels and splines and has been driven to us from York where it has been with the last owner since This MG drives perfectly and comes to us in excellent mechanical condition.
The first version, announced at the end of June ,  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 and 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'. A hard top, heater, radio and luggage rack were available as factory-fitted extras.
Next to the Lotus 7, the MG Midget was the epitome of minimalist sports car, which is, in my opinion, the true definition of a sports car. While not a spectacular performer, the Midget felt fast! This was largely due to the extreme low seating position, crisp steering and the lack of isolation from the road along with plenty of wind noise. On a fair and sunny day these things were loads of fun to drive.
A worthwhile investment. All of the major mechanical areas are dealt with in their own chapters, and there are also chapters on bodywork, development and testing, and preparation for motorsport. It is worth making the point, though that while the ultimate destination of each section is competition, they build up to this in stages and the book contains plenty of useful advice for those who are more focused on the road and perhaps thinking of just adding an extra instrument or an overdrive gearbox. Chapters take you through engine, brake, and suspension modifications, so by the end you'll have an in-depth understanding of how to upgrade the entire car.