MG Midget

The MG miget is one of the most popular and revered sports cars to have been made in britain. In the 1920’s, the M-Type Midget was developed from the baby Morris Minor. The result was a basic, cheap, fun two-seater, with sporting pretensions. but by the time this model was laid to rest in 1955, the design was out of date  with the rest of the compaition , since sports cars were becoming bigger, more sophisticated, and more powerful. It seemed unlikely that we would ever see a Midget again.  but in the late 1950’s,  another basic, cheap, fun two-seater was developed from a “baby” car.  The new two-seater car was the Austin-Healey Sprite, which appeared in 1959. In 1961, the bodywork of the Sprite came in for a major restyling.and it was in this form, the car was known as the Austin-Healey Sprite Mark II,  it was than rebadged to become known as the MG Midget. over the following years the MG miget had 4 different models with each model making slight improvements than the previous one. the production of the midget ended in 1979. 18 years after the first one. The Midget had grown old gracefully from its Mk I original through to the Mk IV , but it needed replacement at that juncture and the resources had not been made available to develop a successor. Many mourned its passing because it was small, inexpensive, fast, and above all, it was a fun car. Through their enthusiasm the MG legend will live on.


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i"m a product design student currently studying in letterkenny.

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