Dating your mg midget
Because the Sprite was essentially the same car as the MG Midget and I needed just about everything for my car, I scoured Northern California self-service yards in search of Midget pieces.
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'.S., that BMC decided to restyle it for 1961 and sell it in a second version as a new Midget.MG Sports Cars Image Gallery Through 1971, the Sprite and Midget were built side-by-side as fraternal twins differing only in badges, grilles, and minor trim and equipment. Basic design stayed the same throughout these 19 years, though there were running changes to engines, transmissions, brakes, suspension, top mechanisms, trim, and equipment.NOTE: we intend eventually to list all cars from The MG Midget Register; for now you will only see cars that have been added through this website since April 2012.UK owners of classic MGs of an age where the car was registered in one year but was actually manufactured the previous year may want to have the manufacturing date added to the DVLA record of their car for the purpose of gaining earlier Historic classification with the zero rate tax, or for qualifying for the pre 1960 date for MOT exemption.New refers to a brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item, while Used refers to an item that has been used previously.
A few years ago, I took on a basket-case Austin-Healey Sprite project.
With all this, the new-design Sprite/Midget was much like its predecessor: a cheeky, high-revving little roadster that handled like a go-kart, wasn’t very fast, and had just enough room for two adults.
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The Heritage Motor Centre is now the only body able to satisfy the dating requirements of DVLA in respect to MGs Dating Letter and Heritage Certificate details can be found.
We work out the trending price by crunching the data on the product’s sale price over the last 90 days.
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.