Crappy Summer Runabout Challenge: MG Midget vs VW Super Beetle vs Benz 450SL

This next triple feature comes as tip from Zach Z who writes; Which runt would you pick the of this ~$4k, early ’70s ragtop litter?  We’ve got a 1975 MG Midget, a 1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle Ragtop, and a 1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL (that comes with a parts car).


From the MG seller:

1975 MG Midget

Runs and drives

Has new exhaust and starter.

Could use a new top and a tuneup.

Just don’t have time for it.

In good shape for its age.


From the seller of the Beetle:

This car is a solid buy to the right person. 1974 convertible Super Beetle that has never been a problem to start. Top is in need of replacement. Motor very strong. Body in good shape. Leaks very little oil. Real Bug aficionados will understand that statement. Over $500 in replacement seals and trim. I really do not want to sell this car but I have not made the restoration progress I had hoped. I have to move on. Any reasonable offer will be considered. Please save your time and mine by not being a tire kicker or low baller.

From the seller of the 450SL:

 summer time fun Cruiser . runs and drives, two tops,no dents, minor ding or two, minimal rust under side rearwell comes with parts car. comes with three Mercedes Benz Factory Manuals . this is a summer time car only,. if looking for a all round time car this Vehicle is not for you. clean title, to make appiontment

call 258-5288. $.$3400.FIRM! takes both cars no exception. will trade for Dual Sport motor cycle 400 cc, or more. electric start a must,

See a better way to drive something for $4k?