MG Midget 1500 Mk5 (1974-1979)
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To continue selling the Midget in its major market, North America, some major revisions were necessary to the car in the year 1974. BL decided to equip the Midget with the Triumph Spitfire engine coupled to a Marina-derived gearbox with synchromesh on all four forward speeds. To meet low-speed impact regulations, large energy-absorbing bumpers in black polyurethane replaced the slender chrome, earning the car nickname "rubber-bumpered" Midget. There was also a revision to square wheelarches as the round wheelarches of the 1971-1972 cars were found not to provide such good resistance to rear-end impact damage.