MG Midget Mk111
1967 MG Midget Mk111
The MG Midget Mk1 was announced at the end of June 1961, it was conceived as a deluxe version of the Mk 2 Austin Healey Sprite. MG was considered at that time as the sportier brand in the BMC portfolio of car manufacturers, which also owned Austin the producers of the Healey Sprite.
Originally the Midget was Mechanically identical to the Healey Sprite, both were powered by the 948cc A series Engine with twin SU carburetors producing 46 BHP.
Over the next few years the Midget went through an evolution from Mk1 to Mk11 and in 1966 on to the Mk111, by which time the Engine had grown to 1275cc, using the slightly detuned version of the Mini Cooper S Engine. Company politics controlled this (called model range placement), as the Mk111 with a Cooper S spec’d Engine would have been faster than its bigger and more expensive sibling the MGB.
The Mk111 version had become much more sophisticated than the original Mk1 featuring such things as wind up side windows, seat belts, disc brakes to the front wheels, a working heater and a separate master cylinder for the clutch.
Manufacturer – MG
Model – Midget Mk111
Year – 1967
Engine Size – 1275cc
Transmission – Manual
Fuel – Petrol
Our particular 1967 model is presented in Tartan Red with new wire wheels and tyres, new seats in black with white trim and Black carpets piped in red. It also is fitted with a black removable hardtop.
The work done by the previous owner is very impressive and listed below.
The 1275cc engine was removed and rebuilt to Cooper S spec, hence the low mileage.
The Body was stripped any defects attended to and repainted.
New front suspension was fitted together with new bushes and new track rod ends, new disc pads and calipers, new rear drums and shoes. New clutch, new radiator and a new stainless steel exhaust. We have fitted a new chrome grille and have had the MG plinth re-chromed.
It is now ready to be enjoyed, the perfect car for blasting down country lanes with the roof off and would make an ideal first entry into the world of classic motoring on a sensible budget.
We are classic car enthusiasts and passionate restorers of old cars. We accept some of our cars were designed over 60 years ago using materials and techniques considered innovative at the time. With this in mind, please view our cars for sale with the understanding manufacturing techniques in the 1950s to 1970s were very different than they are today!