Thursday, November 29, 2018

Mazda 12A Power: 1970 MG Midget

People love to exaggerate on their craigslist advertisements. This is the lowest mile Maserati BiTurbo on craigslist or This is the nicest salvage titled M3 for sale in Ft Lauderdale...but this next seller starts with a simple statement: For Sale...the fastest Bay Area MG midget around.  Yup.  I'm just gonna nod my head and agree.  Find this 1970 MG Midget offered for $15000 in SF Bay Area, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:
1970 MG Midget 
condition: like new 
cylinders: 4 cylinders 
fuel: gas 
odometer: 6200 
paint color: red 
size: sub-compact 
title status: clean 
transmission: manual 
type: convertible 
For Sale, the fastest Bay Area 1970 MG midget around with Mazda RX7 rotor 12A engine, 5 speed transmission and rear end, there is nothing wrong with the car and it is ready to be enjoy.
Here are the items done to the car
-Approximately 160 HP 12a engine with weber 48 DCO carburetor, 5 speed transmission and rear end
-Compression tested using great numbers 113,112,109 first rotor, 111, 117, 104 second rotor
-6K miles on a rebuilt Mazda 12a engine, transmission and rear end.
-New gauges and sending units from Classic instruments
-New custom build exhaust
-New Monza exhaust
-New Tires
-New brakes pads, calipers, vented discs and master cylinder, all disc brake.
-New Convertible top
-New Gas tank
-New Gas tank fuel pump
-New front and rear suspension
-New interior.
-Hardtop included
-New radiator, thermostat and hoses.
-New Air / Fuel wideband sensor gauge for easy Weber 48 DCO tuning
-I am sure, I am forgetting other new items

See a better way to drive something fast?


  1. Those “four” rotating “cylinders” aside, this looks like fuuuuuuuuun. But so much cash, oof.

  2. that body is in great shape, I only have one complaint about this one and that is the British flag when the power plant is Mazda and does not even have annoying SU carbs to deal with> :-) I loved my 1275 cc Midget but it had those terrible bumpers. I loved my Honda S600 better with that crazy engine which revved to 11,000 RPM.

  3. I would trust gas station sushi before I would trust a Mazda rotary. The rotor seals are problematic.

    1. A pox on your lack of apex seal confidence: I got *hundreds* of miles out of mine before they grenaded.


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