Last in the sporting MG small saloon series (until the arrival of the MG Metro in the early 1980's), the MG 1300 arrived in 1967. Originally the MG 1300 came with the single carb, 58bhp version of the A-Series engine, although from 1968 a twin carb version was used. The twin carb, 1275cc engine gave excellent performance and gave the car a much welcomed sporting feel.
The MG 1300 received the same MkII modifications as the rest of the range in 1968 and also benefited from an improved interior which included an attractive burr-walnut dashboard. The MG 1300 remained popular throughout the late 60's and early 70's and remained in production until the 1300 range was finally deleted in 1973.