... a bit Suffolk
19?? MG 1275cc Midget
Fos Wilson's Midget has had over £12,000 spent on it and piloted by the 72 year old codger its recent victories include class wins at Cadwell (twice) and Snetterton (3 times). The car won a MGOC Championship in 2002 at the hands of a girl. Yes, a person of the female persuasion!! So if you are even a half decent driver you too should be able to collect some pots for your mantelpiece in this car. The picture below shows Fos at Snetterton having just overtaken two Lotus élans around the outside at Corum curve.
The car was built for the MGOC championship by David Gathercole. He used a brand new Heritage shell so there is absolutely no rust. It is fitted with all the usual competition fitments such as a full cage and fire extinguisher. Fos has splashed out on a new engine, gearbox, radiator, distributor, glass fibre wings and bonnet and a single Weber carb with over 100bhp showing on the rolling road. In its most recent outing managed a 1.30 at Snetterton. The car was re-sprayed at the beginning of the season and remains very smart indeed. There are numerous spares including the original steel wings, bonnet and SU carbs and there's even a spare galvanised trailer. The price is negotiable depending on what you want.
Black MG Midget
Black rubber bumper MG Midget project car; starts, drives and stops. The present owner bought it in 1995 when it had been off the road and in dry store since 1993. Since 1995 there has been much good maintenance, backed up by receipts. The car has done 30,000 miles on a reconditioned engine and has had extensive welding including new driver's floor pan and o/s front wheel arch, but needs more in the area behind the driver's seat and around the rear spring hangers.
MGB GT V8
A genuine MGB GT V8 with great bodywork and an original engine. Until recently it lived in a Parisian underground garage and occasionally would be dusted off to perform faultlessly on jaunts to the Cote d'Azur ... consequently very reliable. The previous owner has bought an Elva Courier to race but is keeping the Jaguar XK120.
1967 MG 1275cc Midget Projectject
I bought this car as a part completed project, with V5 documentation. The shell has had well done sills and rear arch repairs and everything lines up nicely. It is an extremely solid shell. The wings are not great and as usual the bonnet is rusty on the leading edge ... but I've bought another car to break that has quite good ones and they can go with the deal. The idea was to turn it into an Historic Racer as in the pic right. I bought an Ashley hard top but the project still has a hood mechanism and an old hood too. Registered 1 July 1967 the project boasts the wire wheels, chrome bonnet and side trims, and the wind up windows of the Mk2 Midget and yet retains the nice black trim with white piping. Some of the interior is stripped out but comes with the car. All the fixtures and fittings are in good but grubby condition. The engine and gearbox are out of the car. The under-bonnet area has surface rust. As far as I know, there are no major parts missing. It even has its spare wire wheel!
In the end, I ran out of time and bought a car that was ready to race. Which is why I have bought a donor Midget to support my race car and this project. A purchaser could have pretty much anything they wanted from the donor car for free.
The car has been dry stored since the repairs and remains so.