1971 MG Midget

"Swapped MG"

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Offered at:

$16,900

Year
1971
Make
MG
Model
Midget
Stock
BW2186
Vin
GAN5UB99422G
Odometer Reading
1,557
Engine Size
V6
Transmission Type
Manual
Body Color
Red
Interior Color
Tan
Location
Metro Detroit

The GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this custom 1971 MG Midget convertible for your consideration. Powering this MG is a V6 motor paired to a smooth-shifting manual transmission. This Midget comes in a dark red paint job complemented by a sharp red interior. Some upgrades to this MG include V6 swapped, Hurst shifter, Radial GT tires, Edelbrock carb, upgraded cooling system, A/N fuel lines, and much more. This little MG will outpower the rest and look the best doing it. So if you are in the market for a custom MG that will put you back in your seat this is the car for you! Please contact us today for more information.

The engine grew to 1275 cc using the development seen on the Mini-Cooper 'S'. Enthusiasts were disappointed that this was a detuned version of the 76 bhp (57 kW) at 5800 rpm Cooper 'S' engine, giving only 65 hp (48 kW) at 6000 rpm and 72 lb⋅ft (98 N⋅m) at 3000 rpm. A reduced compression ratio of 8.8:1 was used instead of the 9.75:1 employed on the Cooper S engine. The Midget used the 12G940 cylinder head casting that was common to other BMC 1300 cars, whereas the Cooper 'S' had a special head with not only larger inlet, but also larger exhaust valves; however, these exhaust valves caused many 'S' heads to fail through cracking between the valve seats. The detuned engine was used for reasons of model range placement – with the Cooper 'S' spec engine, the Midget could have been faster than the more expensive MGB. The hydraulic system gained a separate master cylinder for the clutch. The hood was now permanently attached to the car, with an improved mechanism making it much easier to use.
In late 1967 (1968 model year), US-spec cars received several safety additions: a padded fascia (dashboard) with smaller main gauges, collapsible steering column, scissor-type hood hinges, a third windshield wiper, additional side marker lights, and anti-burst door latches.

To see over 80 photos of this car, including undercarriage please visit our website www.grautogallery.com

This vehicle is located at our Metro Detroit facility.

Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.

Basic

Year
1971
Make
MG
Model
Midget
Hobby Segment
Odometer Reading
1,557
Drivetrain

Body

Body Style
Doors
Body Color
Red
Stripes
No

Interior

Interior Color
Tan
Center Console
No

Engine

Engine Type
Engine Size
V6
Transmission Type
Manual

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