Max said his Midget was bought from Facebook Marketplace for next to nothing when he was 12 years old. It doesn’t run; in fact, none of the cars work at all. Now Max knows the car inside and out, and it is completely street legal. The car has competed in the Lemons rally, taking home awards.
“I learned how to drive a stick in this thing, and it’s a great little car… This car also helped me get closer to my grandfather, who knows his stuff about these cars because he’s had a few.”
The MG Car Company was a British car company that produced mostly rebodied Morris models before it was incorporated into its own identity on 21 July 1930. The MG Midget first arrived in 1961 as a rebadged Austin-Healey Sprite. Over the years, evolutions in powertrains, exterior design and structural rigidity would trickle into the Midget package. The last of 73,899 Midgets was built on December 7, 1979.