It has been said, and justifiably, that the Sprite and Midget as produced by the MG Car Company from until , provided motoring enthusiasts with by far the most amount of enjoyment, for by far the least amount of money. One of the most versatile sports cars ever, owners were within days of its announcement, competing successfully with them in all branches of motor sport, and have continued doing so ever since. Equally at home whether being used for racing, rallying, hillclimbing, sprinting, trialling, or auto-testing, these diminutive machines were and are truly competitive, and in talented hands always capable of some giant slaying results. A joy to drive, easy and inexpensive to buy and repair, these little machines represent the ultimate enthusiasts all rounder.
Collectible Classic: 1962-1966 MG Midget
Collectible Classic: MG Midget | Automobile Magazine
When a car is built, a VIN code is stamped on it. More importantly, cars are numbered in sequence as they come down the assembly line. It kind of acts like a birth certificate. What makes this pair of MG Midgets in Toronto so special is that their VIN codes are sequential — meaning one came off the assembly line right after the other one. Little about the early history of these cars is known. They were probably shipped to Canada as a pair likely rusting while on the boat here and were possibly sold through the same dealership. But what we do know is that the green car parted ways with its red brother and the two would not be reunited for a very long time.
How two MG Midget siblings were reunited decades later
Today's Miata is a whopping The Midget moniker came straight from MG's history books, dating back to the M-type. By the late s, the two-seater market was incredibly competitive -- even American companies had committed to the segment with the likes of the Chevrolet Corvette and the Ford Thunderbird -- so it wasn't long before MG resurrected the original Midget's theme of extreme fun and performance for minimal money when it introduced a new Midget in