Manual Convertible Top, Vinyl Interior, Seatbelts The whole point of an MG isn’t brute power, but they’re plenty peppy with the 1250 cc inline-four, and it has a wonderful baritone exhaust note that’s half the experience. This one is a wonderful runner, firing up easily through dual side-draft SU carburetors inhaling through a single air cleaner. The whole engine is scarcely bigger than a briefcase, but all the parts are easy to get at and maintain, which is the whole point. The engine’s linked to a slick-shifting 4-speed manual transmission whose light action and progressive clutch are the cornerstone of performance driving and you’ll never get tired of dropping down a gear to hear the engine’s song. The chassis is a simple ladder frame with an independent front suspension, a recent exhaust system, and steel wheels with chrome hubcaps that look right and wear appropriately tall 165R15 whitewall radial tires.

Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States