Affordable, sporty, and a heck of a lot of fun - this 1976 MG
Midget is a sunny day friend that's ready to go on a whim and will
keep you grinning from ear-to-ear on every backroad.
The Midget was built to be fun with no fluff added in - qualities
of that still have a lot of appeal in the modern times. So you get
the classic attractiveness of a long hood and short rear deck
that's built with a true purpose to take on the road. But a Midget
like this also has a very cool attractiveness that cannot be
denied. The Damask Red paint is an updated color. It has a finish
that you get on a car made for driving, but it still has the right
look to make sure this sunshine-friendly MG has a good gloss in the
sun light. The deeper red also looks good with the black bumpers.
Plus, those are part of a total package that coordinates with the
black rocker panels and black folding roof when it's in place. And
it's hard not to love a true British classic with so many vintage
details, like the stone screens on the headlights, rear luggage
rack, and genuine center-lock wire wheels.
When you take the top down, the full black interior and black boot
cover mean this one continues to have a well-coordinated style
inside and out. MG understands small cars, and so the interior was
built to feel good with high-back bucket seats and good legroom.
This is a highly original setup. For some that may mean taking some
of the value price to invest in areas, but also many of us get
excited about pieces that we don't get to find in other MGs. It's
everything from the genuine Smiths gauges to the working British
Leyland branded AM/FM radio. There are even some nice extras for
true drivers, like a cleanly installed Bosch temp gauge and a
racing-style tonneau to go over the interior.
These final generation Midgets received the largest motor ever
available to these sprightly MGs. The 1493 cc inline four under the
hood produced more torque than the earlier 1275 cc unit, which now
made it better suited to American tastes. Add this to better
gearing, and this was a quicker car with entertaining performance.
The engine bay has the look of regular maintenance, including the
fundamentals, like hoses, wires, and Stromberg side-draft
carburetor. The setup is specifically built for you to take
advantage of the fully-synchronized four-speed gearbox and get the
most out of this motor. The light body weight, independent front
suspension, and front disc brakes all contribute to the sporting
Still fun after all these years, this Midget is an awesome
entry-level drop-top whose size is inversely related to the amount
of fun it offers. Call today!!!
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