AN5 model. The engine, transmission, rear axle and front suspension were all to be used, but steering would come from the Morris Minor and better, hydraulically operated, brakes were needed. The new car, eventually named the Austin Healey Sprite, was to do away with a separate chassis and body shell. Extra rigidity came from the central gearbox tunnel.
Sprite and Midget History of Development and Production
It is dressed in the original color of Russet Brown it would have This MG Midget has been repainted at some point and looks With its new rebuilt transmission, This MG Midget has been kept mostly original and
MG Midget buying guide
It has been said, and justifiably, that the Sprite and Midget as produced by the MG Car Company from until , provided motoring enthusiasts with by far the most amount of enjoyment, for by far the least amount of money. One of the most versatile sports cars ever, owners were within days of its announcement, competing successfully with them in all branches of motor sport, and have continued doing so ever since. Equally at home whether being used for racing, rallying, hillclimbing, sprinting, trialling, or auto-testing, these diminutive machines were and are truly competitive, and in talented hands always capable of some giant slaying results. The MkI Midget, as announced in June and fitted with a
Well, technically the Austin-Healey Sprite was first. That car rolled out of the MG factory a few years before the badge-engineered Midget debuted. But the Midget was in production for far longer —80, compared to —71 for the Sprite. And since the death of the British sports car at the end of the s, the MG Midget remains one of the two least expensive the Triumph Spitfire being the other points of entry into that segment of the classic market. Prices have inched up a bit, but value trends show them staying steady for the foreseeable future.