For Sale: 1973 MG Midget in Concord, North Carolina

Vehicle Description

When you want a drop-top classic for an exceptional price, you need to check out this 1973 MG Midget. Besides being from the chrome bumper years, there are the right classic details and some nice upgrades that make this extra attractive.

This is a MkIII car, which is often considered the sweet-spot for Midgets. It has later features like roll-up windows and a larger motor, but it also keeps earlier desirables, like the full chrome bumper style. And this example adds even more distinction with a newer application of maroon paint. This gives you the sporty appeal of red but with a deeper and more sophisticated tone that seems right for a British car. The good shine and radiant metallic element draw attention to the good body panels. And everything from the Rostyle wheels to the rear luggage rack gives you the right classic MG style. But this isn't looking to be a concours-level car. The Midgets were made to be fun drivers, and so the overall exterior impression wants you to be ready to hit the open road. The well-fitting top means you don't get nervous if your sunny Sunday drive turns gray.

Inside, high-back bucket seats mean this small car still knows how to provide individual space. Good door panels, fresher carpeting, and a smooth dash pad make this inviting. And we love the look of the classic British Leyland AM radio that's still cranking out tunes. And features like a well-placed gearshift and grippy sports steering wheel remind us that this was built around the driver.

MkIII cars were also upgraded to the 1275cc motor. When you look at the size of the engine bay and the dual SU carburetors, it's quite an impressive powerplant. The motor fires up with a sporty tone that suggests this Midget is mightier than its size... and that's part of the car's charm. The four-speed gearbox will likely need some attention, but for many of us, tinker is part of the fun of classic British ownership (and components are often plentiful.) There's a charm to a car like this, and if you don't already know it, you'll feel it the moment you feel its nimbleness out on the road.

Still fun after all these years, this Midget is a tremendous entry-level roadster with a sleek style and a true classic feeling. Call now!

Vehicle Details

  • 1973 MG Midget
  • Listing ID: CC-1652732
  • Price: $13,995
  • Location:Concord, North Carolina
  • Year:1973
  • Make:MG
  • Model:Midget
  • Exterior Color:Maroon
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:62574
  • Stock Number:7707-CHA
  • VIN:GAN5UD129465G
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Charlotte
800 Derita Road Ste A
Concord, NC 28027

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