For Sale: 1979 MG Midget in Lutz, Florida

Vehicle Description

This 1979 MG Midget is a sharp-looking drop-top classic with a distinct color combo and quite a desirable history. So it makes for a driver-ready classic that's ready to be an impressive and affordable sunny day friend.


This car is coming off 30 years of long-term care, and in fact, it's only a two-owner car. The low odometer is even likely to reflect the original mileage because it was last sold on an actual miles title. It's this level of care that also gives you such an attractive car today. The Russet brown paint is factory-correct, and it continues to have a radiant look today thanks to an investment in a quality respray. These Midgets have kept their appeal because their small size doesn't mean they missed out on style. The taller fenders that let both the hood and the trunk dip below are the kind of sleek lines that we love on a classic European. And there are good details, like how the Rostyle wheels, black rocker trim, and the nice-fitting black roof all go well with the clean rubber bumpers.


The interior is a nice harmonizing color with the exterior brown, and it all gives the right 1970s earth-tone vibe. So it makes for an attractive and truly classic sense of style. MG understands small cars, and so the interior was built to feel good with high-back bucket seats and good legroom. There are even nice vintage details like the classic AM radio and a racing-style tonneau. Plus, the grippy steering wheel, well-placed shifter, and crisp Smiths gauges remind you this is a car made for driving.


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 an entertaining performance. The engine bay has an extra-tidy appearance that reminds you of this car's quality care. And the way it fires up and runs reaffirms the feeling of a well-respected life thus far. 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 attitude.


This car has been treated as something special, and so you also get plenty of paperwork you don't see on many others. This includes the dealer invoice, original window sticker, warranty card, owner's manual, service manuals, and more. There was a lot of big love that went into this small Midget, and that's what makes it an irresistible classic. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • 1979 MG Midget
  • Listing ID: CC-1657332
  • Price: $19,995
  • Location:Lutz, Florida
  • Year:1979
  • Make:MG
  • Model:Midget
  • Exterior Color:Russett Brown
  • Interior Color:Beige
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:29867
  • Stock Number:3811-TPA
  • VIN:GAN6UL224004G
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Tampa
4610 Pet Lane
Lutz, FL 33559

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