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classic cars for rent touring Fife in rented classic car

Rent a classic sports car in Perthshire, Scotland

MG Midget leather interior upholstery
  • MG Midget Teal Blue - MARK III 1972
  • 1275 engine with twin carburettors
  • Chrome bumpers and chrome tip exhaust
  • 2 seater convertible classic sports car
  • 4 speed manual gearbox
  • Sandy coloured recent refurb interior
  • Soft top hood
  • Full leather tourneau cover
  • Full car rain cover for over night parking
  • Improved performance and road handling
  • Easy and fun to drive
MG Midget driving

MG's are a lot of fun to drive, perfect for a touring the Scottish Highlands or having fun around scenic Perthshire routes. The Midget and snug in the winter with its roof up - getting in and out can be a struggle if you are tall, but once in the car it is a joy!

The Midget is one of the most versatile sports cars ever to be produced, they have been and still are used for race, rally, hill climb & sprint, trials and auto-test. The most notable thing about them is the cars pin sharp handling and throttle response. They may not have power to spare but are willing, and the engines remain relatively simple and strong, something which can be said of the car in general.

Comprehensive insurance for the duration of your hire and 24-hour breakdown service for total piece of mind.

Experience some of the best roads in Scotland for open top driving!

driving a rented classic car in Scotland

Close to the road - and great to drive a truly unforgettable driving experience on roads we would never have found by ourselves.

leather interior MG Midget rental car

Classic car MG Midget - Road hugger

From 1958 to 1961 Austin made the famous ‘Frogeye’ Healey Sprite a cute and inexpensive sports car. However it had some limitations, being made from parts from other cars! The body was damage prone and had no boot. So a more conventional design resulted in the 1961 Austin Healey Sprite and MG Midget! Almost identical in design and components, they were differentiated by badges. In total over 350,000 cars were made, of which 225,000 were Midgets!

Several different engines were used during the lifetime of the Sprite and Midget. Starting with a twin-carb 43bhp version of the 948cc A35/Minor engine, and moving through 56 bhp and 59 bhp versions of the 1098cc unit to the 1275cc , 65 bhp engine. In 1974, a combination of economics and USA emissions legislation led to the 66 bhp Triumph 1500 engine from the Spitfire being adopted. This was ironic since the Sprite/Midget and Spitfire had always been keen rivals.

look under the bonnet of MG Midget at the engine

The MG Midget was released with a price tag of £669 15s 10d in 1961 and the last car rolled off the production line in 1979 when the company was under the ownership of British Leyland.

The car evolved with many face-lifts over the years in production probably the most striking of these was the change to the 1275cc version of the "A" Series engine in 1966, rated at 65 bhp, the car is most popular with this engine although some drivers prefer the 1098cc with a longer stroke introduced in 1962.

In use all the A series engined cars have a similarity in feel, compact with light and precise steering allowing easy controllable over-steer, a noisy first gear with no synchromesh, they simply cry out to be "driven". Enormous fun and an absolute joy, the car for any red blooded enthusiast especially if creature comforts are not high on your list of requirements. Equally as the name suggests the Midget is on the small side!

Our car is a 1972 model with approximately 57,000 miles. Finished in Teal Blue with a sand coloured interior. It has the 1275 engine with twin carburettors and to my mind is the best ‘mark’ in the Midget series. It has wire wheels to sum it up, when you take it out people look and wave!