Images are general in nature and may not reflect the specific vehicle selected. The car was simultaneously raised to reduce the likelihood of damage during a crash, and the car gained huge rubber safety bumpers at both ends. The bumpers added weight, and performance of the Mk IV is slightly less than earlier versions of the car. Some cars went unsold that year and were titled as models. The Mk IV closed the year run for the car. Good examples of Mk IV Midgets can still be found at the back of garages in better neighborhoods where they were a popular second car for sunny days, but time has not been kind to those living on the streets.
1977 MG Midget for Sale
Ref 94 MG Midget - Classic & Sports Car Auctioneers
The first version, announced at the end of June ,  was essentially a slightly more expensive badge-engineered version of the MkII Austin-Healey Sprite deluxe version. The original 'frogeye' Sprite had been introduced specifically to fill the gap in the market left by the end of production of the MG T-type Midget as its replacement, the MGA had been a significantly larger and more expensive car with greater performance. Many existing MG buyers turned to the Sprite to provide a modern low-cost sports car and so a badge-engineered MG version reusing the Midget name made sense. The new Midget differed from the Sprite only in grille design, badging, improved interior trim, better instruments and added external polished trim to justify its higher price.
1977 MG Midget - Classic Car Price Guide
Manufactured at the MG sports car factory at Abingdon, it was not surprising that the success of the design would lead to an MG version known as the Midget. The final version of the Austin-Healey Sprite arrived in as the Mk. The new model now used a twin carburettor cc version of the proven A-Series engine which it shared with other BMC models such as the Mini Cooper S. Supplied by Enterprise Garage in Sleaford on 1 st April , this MG Midget presents in good order having had restoration work carried out on her including the fitment of two new front wings and a full repaint; photographic evidence is supplied in the comprehensive history folder.
Faced with falling horsepower due to U. The car was simultaneously raised, and gained huge rubber safety bumpers at both ends to meet US crash regulations. The bumpers added pounds to the kerb weight, which the car could ill-afford, and performance of the Mk IV is less than earlier versions of the car. British versions retained twin SUs and with 71 bhp, they could manage 98 mph.