Collectible Classic: 1962-1966 MG Midget

Matt Tierney
#MG, #Midget

THE SPECS

ENGINES
0.9L OHV I-4,
46-50 hp, 52 lb-ft;
1.1L OHV I-4, 55 hp, 61 lb-ft
Transmission
4-speed manual

DRIVE
Rear-wheel
Suspension, front
Control arms, coil springs
Suspension, rear
Trailing arms, leaf springs
Brakes F/R
Drums/drums or discs/drums
Weight
1500 lb

THE INFO
Years Produced

1962-1966
Number Produced
52,282
Original Price
$1939 (1962)
Value Today
$3000-$10,000

WHY BUY?
It's a cheap British roadster that's easy to fix and hard to resist. Mark 1 cars built from 1963 have a larger 1098-cc four-cylinder and front disc brakes. The most valuable Midgets are Mark 2s, which in mid-1964 added roll-up door glass and vent windows (instead of the side curtains with sliding Plexiglass in Wanserski's true roadster); a taller, more rounded windshield; and outside door handles. Mark 3s and 4s are easier to find and less expensive, but we prefer the purity of the early cars.

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Don McMahan
.... mid-1964 added roll-up door glass and vent windows (instead of the side curtains with sliding Plexiglass in Wanserski's true roadster); a taller, more rounded windshield; and outside door handles......theĀ beginning of the endĀ 
BillB5
Like Miata only better, legs stretched fully out, room for dog or grocery bags behind seat. Can't recline Miata seat, flat against wall, not at all the same feeling of open space. -Scrunched 5"9".

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