MG 1975

Midget 1500
MGB/GT
MGB GT V8

Great Britain

 

Midget

1500 (R4 cyl, 1493 cc, 66 bhp)
   Sports

MG MIDGET £1,649
The famous little Abingdon-built sports two-seater hasn't changed its appearance since last year's Motor Show, but there are differences under the skin. Since last October the power-unit has been a specially-tuned Triumph 1500 motor, coupled to an all-synchromesh gearbox which has been adapted from the 1.3 Morris Marina. Thus all the new parts are from British Leyland's factories. The 1½-litre engine possesses greater torque, so the latest Midget is more flexible, and higher-geared. Door mirrors, hazard lights, tonneau cover, and seats belts are standard.

London report

 

MGB and MGB GT

MGB (R4 cyl, 1798 cc, 95 bhp)
   Sports
   Coupé
MGB GT V8 (V8 cyl, 3528 cc, 137 bhp)
   Coupé

MG MGB £2,545
Now in its 11th year, the coupé version of the 1.8-litre MGB is still a great favourite amongst sporting motorists. The GT has a lift-up rear panel and folding rear seats, making it a good luggage-carrier when used in two-seater form. The open two-seater stays in production, and the Rover-engined MGB GT V8 also. The latter model with its 3½-litre light-alloy eight-cylinder motor has overdrive as standard, and is incredibly flexible as well as being capable of 120 mph. All MGB models have energy-absorbing bumpers, and four-cylinder models have overdrive as standard.

London report