MG Midget Mk II

Overview
Produced: 1964-1966, 26601 produced.
Types: Sports,2 doors,2 seats

The MG Midget Mk I proved to be an instant sales success, in fact it was actually sold in far greater numbers than the near identical Austin Healey Sprite Mk II. In 1964 it was decided to further improve the model and so the Midget Mk II and Sprite Mk III arrived.

The new Mk II introduced more refinement in the form of wind-up door windows, external door handles and locks. The 1098cc engine had a stronger bottom end and the suspension now incorporated rear semi-elliptic springs. An improved facia and instrument panel appeared along with a larger windscreen.

The Midget Mk II remained in production until the arrival of the Mk III in 1966.  Practical Classics October 2009 - Featuring Buyers Guide Austin Healey Sprite and MG Midget (1958-1979).  Click Here to view in our shop.

Source: Motorbase
Engines
CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
1098ccS4 OHVBMC A-Series62.93mm x 83.72mm8.9
Drivetrain and Suspension
DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension
Performance
Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
92 mph29 mpg
Auction Sales History
Lot
Num
Description Auctioneer Date Hammer Price Hammer Price
(inc premium)
010A MG Midget Anglia Car Auctions 23 Nov 2013 - £4200.00
10A MG Midget Anglia Car Auctions 9 Nov 2013 - £4200.00
021 MG Midget Anglia Car Auctions 22 Jun 2013 - £630.00
102 MG Midget MKIII Barons 16 Jul 2012 - £1750.00
077 MG Midget MkII Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers 16 May 2012 - £4500.00
138 MG Midget MKII Barons 15 Jun 2010 £2750.00 -
33 MG MIDGET Mk II BCA 22 Jul 2008 - £4620.00
06 MG MIDGET MK II BCA 27 Nov 2007 - £2640.00
108 MG Midget Barons 19 Jun 2007 £3200.00 -
400 1965 MG Midget 1,098cc Sports Two Seater Bonhams 15 Nov 2006 £1900.00 £2185.00
126 MG Midget 1500 Barons 19 Oct 2004 - £700.00
048 MG Midget MKII (1964) BCA 2 Jun 2003 - £6420.00
525 MG Midget Roadster (1964) Bonhams & Brooks 15 Nov 2001 - £633.00
059 MG Midget MKII (1966) BCA 27 Nov 2000 Not sold
065 MG Midget MKII (1965) BCA 6 Oct 1997 - £4095.00
008A MG Midget (1965) Parkes 20 Jul 1997 £950.00 -
239 MG Midget MKII (1964) RTS Auctions Ltd 13 Apr 1997 £2400.00 -
040 MG Midget MKII (1965) ADT 12 Aug 1996 Not sold
063 MG Midget (1964) H&H Sales Limited 5 Jun 1996 £2200.00 -
100 MG Midget MKII (1965) ADT 20 Feb 1995 £3000.00 -
203 MG Midget (1965) RTS Auctions Ltd 25 Jan 1995 Not sold
090 MG Midget (1964) ADT 3 Oct 1994 £700.00 -
099 MG Midget MKII (1964) Sandown 3 Sep 1994 £4552.00 -
Books
Magazine Articles
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Article Little wonder - MG Midgets
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Article The works Midget lives
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Article Buying guide - MG Midget 1961-1979
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Publication Classic Cars December 2005
Buying guide - MG Midget 1961-1979 - The MG Midget offers inexpensive and reliable classic thrills, but you still need to buy carefully to avoid emotional and financial disaster.
Article 20 great classics do battle
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Publication Classic Cars November 2005
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Article From Cradle to Grave - Small time - MG Midget
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Publication Practical Classics September 2002
Small time - You can't fail to have fun in an MG Midget, whether you're in the spartan Mk I or the more practical 1500. David Lillywhite compares the first and last of the toy racers.
Article Classic Cars Spring 2001 pg 86
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Article Buyer's Guide: MG Midget 1961-79 - Perfectly formed
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Publication Classic Car Mart July 2011
Buyer's Guide: MG Midget 1961-79 - Perfectly formed - With its DIY-friendly running gear and traditional driving experience, the Midget makes the perfect starter classic.  Here's what you need to know about MG's smallest sports car.
Article Marvellous Midgets
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Publication Classics Monthly Summer 2011
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Article Buyer's Guide Express - MG Midget (1961-1979)
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Publication Classic Car Weekly 27 October 2010
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Article Miles of smiles
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Article The lost traveller - Midgets Big Adventure
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Publication Classic Car Mart Spring 2010
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Article What's the worst that can happen...when MG shrinks the sports car?
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Publication Classic Car Mart September 2006
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Article Six of the best - Economy classics
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Article Tiny treasure
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Publication Classic Car Mart Spring 2006
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Article Generation gap
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Publication Classics Monthly January 2006
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Article A Little Help - Restoration: MG Midget
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Publication Classics Monthly Spring 2005
A Little Help - Restoration: MG Midget - Steve Bowling from Leyland, Lancashire, found heíd bitten off more than he could chew with one very rusty RWA Midget.  He told Greg Whitaker he needed a friend who could weld and paint.
Article Thinking of Buying... An MG Midget or an Austin-Healey Sprite?
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Publication Classic Car Mart January 2005
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Article Marque Five - The Best MGs!
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Publication Classic Car Mart August 2004
Marque Five - The Best MGs! - Whatever your thoughts on MG, you canít deny itís the archetypal British Sporting marque.  Paul Guinness picks five of the best models to buy right now. MGA, MGB, Midget, Magnette MkIII & IV, MGF
Article Road Test - MG Midget
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Publication Classic Car Weekly 19th May 2004
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Article Starter Classic - Midget and Sprite
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Publication Classic & Sports Car May 2004
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Article Fidget With Your Midget - Modifying MG Midgets
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Article Small change
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Publication Classic & Sports Car July 2002
Small change - Alastair Clements traces the evolution of the Midget - MG's sporty little cherub that brings out the devil in you.
Article Classics October 2001 pg 16
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Publication Classics October 2001
Martin Gothard signed up for years of effort when he bought a 1978 MG Midget at auction. David Bowers tells the story.
Article Classics July 2001 pg 22
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Publication Classics July 2001
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