MG MIDGET £1,204
There have been many changes as the Midget evolved from the original Austin-Healey Sprite. Semi-elliptic rear springs replaced the quarter-elliptics on both of them and recently an anti-roll bar has further improved the handling. Wire wheels are an optional alternative to the Rostyle wheels. A tonneau cover and a detachable hard top are also available. Glass side windows and a snug folding top give good basic weather protection.
MG MGB GT V8 £2,699
Nearly double the power and torque for a few pounds difference in weight; the dream of performance enthusiasts is achieved in MG's GT coupe by substituting the light alloy Rover V8 for British Leyland's iron four. A lowered compression ratio allows the engine to run on 97 octane fuel. A larger radiator with thermostatically switched electric fans copes with the cooling. Clutch, gearbox and suspension are modified to handle the extra power.