1969 MG BGT Review

1969 MG BGT 1.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1969
First year of ownership1978
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired23000 miles
Most recent distance87000 miles
Previous carMG BGT


An ideal car for someone who wants a 'classic' British sports car, inexpensive, almost idiot proof


Nothing has failed, the choke knob is very hard to pull. Perhaps it could be improved if I removed the inside and greased it.

General Comments:

This car has provided fun and reliability over the years, I ran it at the last race at riverside raceway, wasn't lapped and wore a set of tires out. The engine was loose after this, but still usable, The car has had many hard miles and feels it now.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th August, 2004

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review