The original Daihatsu Midget was a peculiar 3-wheeled, single-seat “mini-truck” resembling a fusion of French, Polish, and Neptunian design language. Mercifully, it was discontinued in 1972, as the realization dawned that cars should ideally accommodate at least two, if not four, passengers. Fast forward to 1996, Daihatsu reintroduced the Midget, this time with four wheels…or […]
The Daihatsu Midget, although not the pioneer in three-wheeled motorscooters (that title goes to the Piaggio Ape), made its mark in Southeast Asia as the iconic Tuk-Tuk in the late 1950s. These nimble vehicles took the region by storm, weaving through bustling streets and tight alleys, becoming a symbol of urban mobility. Unfortunately, North America […]
What is better than a classic MG Midget for a few measly thousand bucks? TWO MG MIDGETS!! That might not be the conventional wisdom when it comes to classic cars, but I think that if you are going to hoarding midgets in your garage, this is the correct kind. Find this 1974 MG Midget offered […]
This next car comes as a tip from James who writes: Who you callin a midget? Hard to say this is a lot of car for the money. But this is a very small car for a small price. Besides the wheels alone are worth it. Find this 1974 MG Midget offered for $4000 in […]
The original Daihatsu Midget was a 3-wheeled single seat “min-truck” that looked like something designed by the French and built by the Polish, but was discontinued in 1972 when people figured out that cars should carry at least 2 people, maybe even 4. Anyway, in 1996 the guys at Daihatsu had forgotten about their family […]
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.