Mg midget diesel
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The MG Experience
19 Oct - 55 sec - Uploaded by Keithllfixit Starting up for the first time after a complete rebuild, our mg midget with a turbodiesel Isuzu.
Description: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 its grille design, badging, colour options and having both leather seats and more external chrome trim as standard to justify its higher purchase price. Mechanically the car was identical to its Austin-Healey counterpart, retaining the rear suspension using quarter-elliptic leaf springs and trailing arms from the 'frogeye'. A hard top, heater, radio and luggage rack were available as factory-fitted extras. Wire spoked wheels became available.