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gahi
03-05-2014, 02:17 PM
1500cc
4 spd

Fun little cruiser

http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq360/moabbuzz/1977%20MG%20Midget/IMG_20131020_142425_zpsbd3e08dc.jpg

http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq360/moabbuzz/1977%20MG%20Midget/IMG_20131024_085556_zpsb1bfa6c3.jpg

Beach Cruiser
03-05-2014, 02:37 PM
How does she run? Any more details that you can share? Possibly interested for sure. Thanks!

gahi
03-05-2014, 03:54 PM
How does she run? Any more details that you can share? Possibly interested for sure. Thanks!

Runs and drives well. Leaks a little oil. New Weber carb on it.

I have the frame for the top, but not the material. New ones run $250.

Also have the stock rubber bumpers.

These have a big following, so you can buy just about every part aftermarket for pretty cheap. http://www.victoriabritish.com/features/sm/sm.htm

more pics here (http://s463.photobucket.com/user/moabbuzz/library/1977%20MG%20Midget?sort=3&page=1)

I've driven it down to potash a couple times, and just zipped around town.

If you'd like to see anything specific, let me know.

Keith
03-06-2014, 10:29 AM
My mom has always wanted one of these. Is it realistic to think I could buy it here, do a little work, and drive it to her in Maryland?

BritKLR
03-06-2014, 11:45 AM
My mom has always wanted one of these. Is it realistic to think I could buy it here, do a little work, and drive it to her in Maryland?

Slight thread hijack......

I don't know this car or the seller, but I've been playing with British cars longer then Land Cruisers. These cars are super basic and simple and as long as everything is tuned and in good working order it'll be a reliable as your Toyota and I wouldn't hesitate to drive it across country.

The All British club that I belonged to in KC would take multi-day, 1500-2000 + mile roadtrips and typically the only things that happened were cars would run out of gas, fuel filters would clog, points would get corroded, plugs would foul, but after a quick change out they'd be back on the road.
Now.....if it was a Triumph, you'd have zero problems LOL...

Good luck to the seller! It's a clean looking MG.

gahi
03-06-2014, 03:17 PM
As Paul said above, its a pretty simple car. By modern standards, and probably even 70's standards it doesnt have all the comforts we're used to. So that would be something to consider if driving across the country. It is a fun car to drive, cheap to insure ($10.50/mo full coverage) and register.

I'm selling it to make some room, and free up some cash.

Beach Cruiser
03-06-2014, 03:45 PM
My first car was a 1972 MGB. I had to basically rebuild the thing in order to be allowed to drive it. Dad said "fix it and you can drive it." I was 14 years old and got that bad girl up and running in no time. I've been looking for another MG for my dad but he's really a fan of the "B". This would be a great little project though. I'm sure someone will scoop it up quick.

rover67
03-06-2014, 05:00 PM
We're interested. Talking To Allison about it, will let ya know.

60wag
03-06-2014, 06:57 PM
A friend on mine had one, (actually two - one running, one for parts - 10 wire wheels between the two) in high school. I clearly remember riding along in the passenger seat, making a right turn from a driveway onto a sidewalk. The midget fit just fine on the sidewalk as we took a short detour around a street fair bumper car setup blocking the street. The bumper cars weren't much smaller than the MG. I always wanted to have a Midget after that.

Also, when I saw the three wipers on the FJ Cruiser, I immediately thought of the Midget.

Rzeppa
03-07-2014, 11:12 PM
This my FIL's DD when we moved to CO in 1980. Darn thing was frigging amazing in the snow in Conifer. His was white though (not British racing green like this one). And it had a soft top. But I suspect the reason it did so well in the snow was it was like a Willys or a Samari, really narrow gauge and short.