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.