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MG MIDGET MK III (black bumper)

2-door 2-seater sports car.

Confusingly still called Mk III, the fourth generation Midget had vast black plastic bumpers front and rear to meet USA rules, the Spitfire 1500's engine and gearbox, and increased ride height. On the plus side, there was 100mph top speed at last. On the minus side, an extra 200lbs deadweight, more body roll, plus useless extra 3.5ins length. Note, rear wheel arches had gone square profiled again! Killed off by corporate neglect.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
1493cc (S4 OHV) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1974 to 1979  
Number produced:
73,899