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News: MEET THE OWNER: JASON FARNHAM AND HIS MG MIDGET MK.I

During the heyday of Abingdon, MG’s principal export market was the USA. This splendid Midget Mk.I resides in California, and it is both Jason’s first Octagon badged car and indeed his first classic vehicle.

News: Fast facts about the MG Midget

The MG Midget is considered to be a good point of entry into the classic British sports car market, bringing a lot of fun for a reasonable price – and with prices on the rise, you could turn a pretty profit, too.

News: The MG Midget – A Celebration

When MG introduced ‘the new Midget’ in June 1961, some Abingdon traditionalists were decidedly unhappy. A Mr. R. Gowring ranted in a letter to Motor Sport: “I am one of numerous MG Midget owners who regard the ‘New Midget’ with an air of disdain. I say the ‘New Midget.’ Mr. Courtenay Edwards, the motoring correspondent of the Sunday Telegraph, calls it “the Austin Healey Sprite wearing a false moustache and dark glasses,” which I feel is a much better description.”

News: The MG Midget – A Celebration

When MG introduced “The new Midget” in June of 1961, some Abingdon traditionalists were decidedly unhappy. A Mr. R. Gowring ranted in a letter to Motor Sport:

News: MEET THE OWNER – PETER COBB AND HIS MGB LE ROADSTER

Peter Cobb finds the best aspect of driving his MG ‘is when you get it out on the B-roads in Surrey where I live, with the hood down it transports me back to the ‘eighties.’

News: DO YOU REMEMBER – THE MG MAGNETTE ZA AND ZB?

It would be fair to say that the Magnette ZA created quite a stir at the 1953 Motor Show. The name may have been borrowed from a pre-war racer, but it was the first MG with monocoque bodywork and the first to use the British Motor Corporation’s 1.5-litre ‘B-series’ unit.

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News: MEET THE OWNER – BRIAN HALL AND HIS MG 1100

An MG 1100 has to be one of the most attractive cars of its generation - especially when finished in Connaught Green. Brian Hall came across his 1967 example five years ago – ‘it appeared at local shows having just been bought from the original owner who had kept it for 40 years, I had the first refusal on it, but I thought he wanted too much for it so I didn’t buy it’

News: THE MG Y SALOON – A CELEBRATION

The year is 1947 and visitors to the Earls Court Motor Show are presented with a ‘brilliant new Member of the famous MG breed’.

News: THE MGB V8 – A CELEBRATION

On the 15th August 1973, MG announced a new model that offered ‘a unique combination of timeless good looks, high geared and effortless long distance travel, superb road-holding and handling.