Tipping the scales at just 1,600 pounds (726 kg) and powered by small-displacement four-cylinder engines, the Midget was, in fact, an iconic version of the Austin-Healey Sprite, which debuted in 1958. But while the latter was discontinued in 1971, the Midget managed to hold its own until 1980.

It’s been six decades since the tiny MG debuted. and it’s not the most sought after British classic, but the Midget is highly regarded for its lightweight construction and fun dynamics. Unfortunately, many of them don’t have as much time as they deserve on public roads.

This red painted roadster is one of those cars, having spent 25 years in storage. The owner bought this car in the early 90s, drove it for about five years, then parked it in a body shop. Some 25 years later, the Midget is finally getting the attention it deserves.

Although it was not stored in appalling conditions, the body was covered with a thick layer of dust. And because the soft top was not fully closed, some of that dust entered the cabin and took over the dashboard and seats.

But thanks to the folks at WD Detailing, the Midget has regained some of its former glory after proper cleaning and detailing. Of course, it still lacks its front bumpers, grille and turn signals, but that long-awaited first wash is a sign the owner is finally putting it back on the road.

And that’s exactly what it should be doing with this car since it’s a sports car that you won’t see very often in the United States.

MG has produced four different versions of the Midget over the years including the MkI, MkII, MkIII, and 1500. This one appears to be an MkIII, but I could be wrong as Midgets made in the 1960s are very similar. . All cars were equipped with four-cylinder engines from the factory, but the displacement increased from 0.9 liters in 1961 to 1.5 liters in 1974.