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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: The MG Midget turns 60

We're currently wishing a very happy diamond anniversary to a very iconic British car. Yes, the MG Midget turned 60 in 2021, its first generation having hit UK showrooms way back in 1961.

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.

News: CELEBRATING THE MG 1300 MK. II

The 1969 Motor test of the MG 1300 Mk II was headlined “At last – real performance”, and in the previous year, Autocar found it “great fun to drive”. They also regarded it as “refined and gentlemanly and will serve equally well the enthusiast driver and his not so enthusiastic wife”.

News: The MG TD – A Celebration

Seventy-two years ago, MG informed readers of The Motor that the TD “would win friends and influence people from Hollywood to Monte Carlo”.

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