For Sale: 1974 MG Midget in 29 Palms, California

$12,000 (OBO)

Vehicle Description

Hello...This is quite the vehicle, it is an everyday driver, cruising comfortably and easily @ 80+ mph down the interstate. Everything undependable has been replaced with dependable, and this is a safe, fun sports car. If you are familiar with MG Midgets, then you will know what I am referring to in the text that follows. If questions arise, please feel free to ask. The car retains its charming 1974 exterior, but because there is a lot of customization, modification, retrofitting, and fabrication it has a thouroghly modern appeal.

These parts are all quality parts ($$$, Napa, Quaife LSD, Suzuki Samari single wire alternator, and more), and all work is done to a profession standard by a certified journeyman diesel mechanic - nothing is so-called restored on this baby! LOL.  I have a good portion of the stock/original parts (and information) that I took off the car and there is an additional low mileage Datsun 5-speed transmission included in the parts bins...When I bought the car in Provo, Utah, about 3 1/2 years ago, it was all stock, except for an electric fuel pump.  It had enough issues that I decided to tow it rather than drive it home. It has 3 little rust spots on it, so body work will need to be done.  It had 54,000 miles on it and was a sports car for the college student who owned it. Since the vehicles rebirth, it is now only solid, dependable, and a daily driver for me, but also always an attention grabber that handles like a go-cart with doors on even the most windy mountain roads. In October 2016, I drove a flawless trip across country to Atlanta, Georgia, and back. It does come with a car cover! Previous injuries as a diesel mechanic in the trucking industry have caught up with me and it is time to sell my tools; no more projects.....thank you....keep the classics rolling!


 Here is a list of changes:

- tapered front wheel bearings (I retained the spacer)

- "double wishbone" front suspension fabricated from MG parts

- polyurethane bushings throughout the whole suspension system/components (both front and rear)

- hydraulic shocks front and rear have been replaced/fabricated by QA-1 coil-over adjustable shocks in the front and QA-1 adjustable shock in the rear

- a larger diameter front sway bar (11/16 diameter?)

- a 5/8" diamemter rear sway bar

- upgraded rear double bearing axle hubs which included installing a wear sleeve(s) and a fabricated part that supports and maintains the original emergency brake system...

- rear axle is fitted with a Quaife LSD (Limited Slip Differential), and double bearing rear axle hubs (the emegency brake, works like the origal with the original egergency brake parts...)

- 5-speed Datsun transmission upgrade with a fabricated transmission mount that incorporates polyurethane bushings

- MG flywheel machined to accept the Datsun pressure plate and clutch disc

- aftermarket gear reduction/high torque starter

- single wire Suzuki Samurai alternator

- Dura-Spark electronic ignition

-. All wiring was done with relays and fused circuits; I used as much of the stock wiring as possible

- 32/36 progressive Weber Carburetor w/Cannon Manifold and an air cleaner from a 1984 Cadillac Cimarron (kept the heat riser function)

- 5-point seatbelt harnesses

- matching electronic tach and speedometer

- vacuum gauge

- NGK air fuel ratio gauge and sending unit... (in the exhaust)

- electronic oil pressure and water temp gauges

- Toyota 11" electric radiator fan

- new 2-core, dual-pass custom aluminum radiator

- Piaa fog lights

- rebuilt engine (1275 cc)

- APT cam

- custom engine torque bar

- new convertible top

- 5 Daisy VTO rims (5.5" x 13")

- 27" air horn tucked under the right front fender

- 1-gallon air tank and a Viair air compressor tucked under the rear axle well .

And the list goes on....

....keep the classics rolling!






Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-951862
  • Price:$12,000 (OBO)
  • Location:29 Palms, California
  • Year:1974
  • Make:MG
  • Model:Midget
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:Inline 4
  • Odometer:3349
  • Convertible:Yes
  • Exterior Condition:Good
  • Seat Material:Cloth
  • CD Player:Yes
  • Custom Stereo:Yes
  • Bucket Seats:Yes
  • Electronic Ignition:Yes
  • Bored:Yes
  • Engine History:Rebuilt
  • Engine Condition:Running