Posts Tagged ‘midget’

Unfiltered – 1972 MG Midget

November 13, 2015

For the final feature inspired by last week’s Subaru BR-Z rental, here’s another car that has overlapping qualities with that newer coupe. Granted, there are vast differences, but among new cars there is not a lot there for the classic car enthusiast who bemoans the loss of sensation in today’s newer cars – no engine noise, no road noise, no vibration, and – who in the dark days of the early 1980s knew we’d complain about this – too much power to really have fun. The MG Midget and Austin-Healey Sprite twins certainly had none of those problems – there’s plenty of engine and road noise, a little vibration here and there, enough power to have fun but not so much you’ll get in trouble, and it one-ups the Subaru with things like a challenging roof. Check out this 1972 MG Midget for sale for $4000 in Sacramento, CA.

1972 MG Midget left side



Back to Basics – 1973 MG Midget

June 4, 2015

Just like there’s a lot to be said for the purity of the pair of pickups featured here recently, or a simple people’s car like a Mini or Fiat 500, the simplicity of a bottom-end sports car is also really appealing. Simple electrical system, simple engine, and not many amenities to go wrong mean you should be spending most of your time driving, and when you do need to fix things, you can do it with a very simple set of hand tools. At least that’s the theory. Check out this 1973 MG Midget for sale for $2000 in Hood River, OR.

1973 MG Midget left front


Number 500 for $500 – 1972 MG Midget

April 21, 2014

Today, we’re celebrating the 500th posting here, and what makes more sense than a $500 car to go with the theme? Poking around does not reveal many viable, interesting vehicles at that price – even 20-year-old beater cars seem to fetch more than that. So finding a British classic for that price prompted a sigh of relief, almost – check out this 1972 MG Midget, for sale for $500 in Kendall, WA.

1972 MG Midget $500 right