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MG Midget Mk III


Produced: 1966-1969, 22415 produced.
Types: Sports,2 doors,2 seats
Mg Midget Mk Iii 1 (1972)

After a short production run of just 2 years the Mk II Midget made way for the Mk III in 1966. The Mk III would remain in production until the Midgets demise in 1979. The 1966-1969 Mk III cars featured a new 1275cc A-Series engine, a proper folding hood, new trim and bumpers.

In 1969 the Midget received a typical 70's British Leyland make-over, consisting of a new black plastic grille, BL badges, Rostyle wheels and more plastic trim. In 1972 the rear wheel arches were changed to a round design, although this reverted to the original design in 1974 due to crash safety concerns.

The Midget Mk III continued in production until 1979, although from 1974 it received a new "rubber bumper" body. (see separate entry).  Practical Classics October 2009 - Featuring Buyers Guide Austin Healey Sprite and MG Midget (1958-1979).  Click Here to view in our shop.

Source: Motorbase


1275ccS4 OHVBMC A-Series70.61mm x 81.3mm8.7

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension


Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
96 mph14.6 s0 s30 mpg0 bhp 0


WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
6' 8"3' 11"11' 5"4' 6" 0 (13)0' 0"

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