Two For One Deal: 1974 MG Midget

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 for $3,500 in Iowa City, IA via craigslist. Tip from Zach!

From the seller:

1974 74 MG Midget
condition: fair
cylinders: 4 cylinders
delivery available
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 80000
paint color: red
size: sub-compact
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: other


74 MG Midget … ready for reassembly or put in a newer, bigger motor. Maybe put in a new wiring harness. Many new parts including carburetor, convertible top, Mini lite wheels, new vinyl seat covers, new steering wheel, new fuel pump, new starter, aluminum radiator, fuel tank, valve cover, etc. Health issues prevent me from finishing this project. Had it running just a couple years ago but the throw out bearing went out, and then someone crushed the pilot bearing putting the motor back in. I was going to put the 1275 motor from this one into a 71 MG Midget I also own (no title) and put in an MX5 motor in the 74, a popular transplant and not that costly.

Offering both for 3500 cash (firm) with a possible trade for an older Mini Cooper, even one that needs work.

Yellow one had oversized seats (threw them out!) and needs some suspension attention but ran when I bought it 2 years ago. Would have to apply for a bonded title. I got a title and a bill of sale, but both are not from the same guy! Bodies on both cars fairly good, little rust, paint fair to good.

These cars are fun to drive but do require a “hands on” type of owner to stay on top of issues/maintenance. Good car to learn about mechanics on. Not a real collectible “antique” but nevertheless they are going up in price. Most guys/ladies who own these enjoy being involved with fixing their cars.

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