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.
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.