This page is for personal, non-commercial use. The tiny MG Midget and its near-identical sibling, the Austin-Healey Sprite sold well in North America during its production run, because everyone likes a cheap and fun two-seat convertible. With the exception of the occasional super-original or nicely restored examples, though, the Midget never has been worth serious money, which means that thousands of these cars languish as get-to-it-someday projects in the driveways, yards, and garages of the land. In my junkyard travels , I see the potential project Midgets that got swept into the crusher 's waiting room; most of them are mid-to-lates models, but today's Junkyard Gem is a much older '67 model in a Denver-area yard. The interior is rough, but not completely obliterated by harsh High Plains weather.
The Tale of the Ford F-150, the 911 Turbo Cab, and MG Midget
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People often tell me I have a wonderful job. And I'm not being modest, falsely or otherwise, when I reply, "Well, yes, if you like cars, you'd like my job. But if you don't, or you don't like writing—or better yet, if you don't like writing inside on a beautiful day while a turbocharged Spider from Maranello marinates in your driveway, going nowhere—then it wouldn't be the job for you. Of course my interlocutors assume I like cars, which is a fair assumption, since I own so many. And that's ignoring the parade of quality test cars that arrives at my doorstep over the course of the year. Some days, I am less immersed in cars than I am submerged in them.
Just Cool Cars: This 1954 King Midget was fit for a pauper
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The first version, announced at the end of June ,  was essentially a slightly more expensive badge-engineered version of the MkII Austin-Healey Sprite deluxe version. The original 'frogeye' Sprite had been introduced specifically to fill the gap in the market left by the end of production of the MG T-type Midget as its replacement, the MGA had been a significantly larger and more expensive car with greater performance. Many existing MG buyers turned to the Sprite to provide a modern low-cost sports car and so a badge-engineered MG version reusing the Midget name made sense. The new Midget differed from the Sprite only in grille design, badging, improved interior trim, better instruments and added external polished trim to justify its higher price. Mechanically the car was identical to its Austin-Healey counterpart, retaining the rear suspension using quarter-elliptic leaf springs and trailing arms from the 'frogeye'.