MG Midget

The MG Midget was a two-seat roadster small, the MG in 1928 brought out. " Midget " means dwarf.

The first version was called MG M-Type Midget and was based on the Morris Minor. Its four-cylinder engine had 847 cc displacement and developed 20 bhp (15 kW). He drove to the rear wheels and gave the small car a top speed of 103 km / h 1932 its production was stopped.

1931 was also out of the MG C-type Midget. ³ He had a smaller four-cylinder engine with 746 cm, but 44 bhp (32 kW). The body of the little racer ran front and rear too narrow, so that the shape resembled a boat. After just one year production ended.

Successor to the M version was from 1932, the MG D-type Midget, the (20 kW) drawing from the 847 cc engine of its predecessor 27 bhp. It was available as saloon ( sedan ) and as touring. A year later, this model has been discontinued.

In parallel, there were 1932-1934 the Midget models J1/J2/J3/J4, partly as a sedan, touring or roadster.

1934 MG PA Midget was offered a roadster with a 847 cc engine and 36 bhp ( 26.5 kW). He was 119 km / h fast. After two years he disappeared from the market.

In 1935 the MG PB Midget. The Roadster had a four cylinder engine with an overhead camshaft, which was driven by a vertical shaft, with 939 cc and 44 hp ( 31.5 kW). He, too, remained only one year in the program. 526 vehicles were sold.

After the Second World War, the name Midget appeared in 1961 again. The series Mark I - IV (BMC ADO47 ) were offered until 1979. See the main gun.

Passenger cells of the MG Midget were used for the 1977 to 1979 produced American neo - classic Clenet Series I.

MG Midget Mark I -IV

MG Midget (1979 )

MG Midget (1979 )


  • David Culshaw and Peter Horrobin: The Complete Catalogue of British Cars 1895-1975, Veloce Publishing PLC, Dorchester 1997, ISBN 1-874105-93-6