The MG Midget car revived the Midget moniker first seen with MG M Type Midget of the late 1920’s. It was based upon the successful Austin Healey (Frog Eye) Sprite but with significant body changes and similar Sprite versions continued alongside to 1971.
mg ya saloon Introduced 1947 - 1953 Number built - 6158 When production of the MG TC resumed at Abingdon after the war, plans were also well advanced for the production of a new MG saloon which had originally been designed during the period 1937 to 1939 for introduction in 1941.
Nonetheless, the coupe version was popular and remained in production as a variant on the ensuing 1600, 1600 De Luxe and the Twin Cam. It was evident in 1959, after four years in production that the MGA 1500 was in need of some transformation in order to remain attractive to potential customers and induce existing MGA owners to consider replacement.
The GT version of the MGB was a high priority for Abingdon, in fact it is known that John Thornley and Syd Enever would dearly have liked to produce this car prior to the open topped MGB, but mindful of the public demand for the MGA replacement the roadster won the day.
Underneath, the MGB’s coil spring suspension was replaced with torsion bars and wishbones with limited travel in order to make space for the bigger engine. Wheels were increased to 15 inches. The MGC was a relative bargain at $3,350 for the roadster and $3,715 for the GT coupe.