UNIQUE MIDGET RACES ON AF­TER 55 YEARS

Practical Classics (UK) - - CLUB EVENTS -

We love find­ing new (old) cars and in the Midget and Sprite Club’s Mas­cot mag­a­zine re­cently had a corker – a fixed-head MG Midget. Cur­rent owner Per Roxlin re­lates the story: ‘The car was com­mis­sioned by Bosse Elmhorn, Com­pe­ti­tion Man­ager of BMC Swe­den. The Midget GT was based on a 1962 car that left the Abing­don fac­tory with alu­minium rear pan­els and doors while the fast­back was hand­made by a Swedish panel spe­cial­ist. The en­gine was taken from a Cooper T59. The car didn’t prove very com­pet­i­tive but it did raise the Midget’s pro­file and sales in­creased.’ The car is still raced and it has its own web­site at mg­midgetgt.se

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