I don’t mean to be morbid, but there is probably a good reason why someone who makes tombstones for a living would want to sell two vehicles that guarantee death in even the smallest of fender benders. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying you shouldn’t buy a King Midget or a Cushman Eagle…but just be aware that you might want to make a deposit on a tombstone…you know, beat the rush. Find this 1965 King Midget & 1958 Cushman Eagle offered for $13,900 in Arcanum, OH via eBay.
The first generation (Mark I) MG Midget was a pint sized little runabout from Morris Garage that shared mechanical parts with the Sprite from Austin-Healey from 1961-1964. The Midget shared basically every part of its bill-of-materials (except the badge) with the Sprite, but today’s example has a bigport 2T-C 4-cylinder 1.6-liter engine borrowed from an early 70s Toyota Celica or Corona. Find this 1964 MG Midget offered for $1900 in Olympia, WA via craigslist. Tip from JB1025.
This next car isn’t a museum piece or a rusty barn find…no, it is neither — it lives somewhere in the seedy underworld of automotive purgatory. This half-fixed classic needs someone to expunge its past sins and prepare it for automotive Valhalla or sell it for scrap. But for $1500, you could go either way and break even. Find this 1972 MG Midget offered for $1500 in Cuero, TX via craigslist.
This next car comes as a tip from Carter who writes: They say that people look like their dogs, or maybe it’s people’s dogs look like them? But what about when the car looks like the dog? Or maybe like a beluga whale riding a tricycle? Haha, yes this is indeed a strange looking vehicle, probably because a Crosley CC was never meant to be shoved on top of an MG Midget chassis…but it sorta works. Find this 1947 Crosley on 1976 Midget Chassis offered for $5,000 outside of Boston, MA via craigslist.
The Austin Healey Sprite was this cute little bug-eye (or frog eye depending on who was asking) 2-seater that was upgraded in mid 1961 to something less cute but equally cool. The new “square body” Mark II Sprite was also badge engineered to make the MG Midget, but today we’ve got something unique. It has a custom front end with big Mazda lookin smile and custom hardtop that is not show in the pictures. But at the current asking price, if it runs and drive nicely it is a winner. Find this 1962 Austin Healey Sprite offered for $7500 in Hayward, CA via craigslist.
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 […]
The Shelby Cobra is known for bad shifting ergonomics because the Mustang based Ford V8 and transmission were designed for a car with a much longer hood. Shelby wanted to the V8 mass as far back as possible and the result is a strangely shaped shifter that arches forward like a scimitar to meet the […]
The King Midget is not a child’s toy that someone sneaked past the dimwits at their local DMV, but a micro car that traces it roots all the way back to 1946. The initial versions were kit cars offering the unbeatable value of a 500 lb car for $500, but later the guys at the […]
The Austin Healey Sprite was known as the ‘Bugeye’ in the US and the “Frogeye’ in the UK…we can only assume that Frogs look like Bugs in dreary overcast Britain…but this next Bugeye has a spring in his step like none other. In face, this little Frogeye wants to be a Cobra when it grows […]
I hate getting other people’s half baked projects. It never ends well. It always starts with a simple — hey I’ll adjust the timing, air up the spare, and drive it…but ends with crap, where the blazes can I get another a double cardan constant velocity u-joint for a Simca? The ONLY reason I’d ever […]