MG Midget, mod sports style, sprint, hill climb etc
This is a rather special one off Midget, based on an early 1960's car but very highly modified to create a super quick multi purpose machine, evolved for sprints and hill climbs.
The car is unlike any other Midget you may have seen, as whilst it still has the original central Midget 'tub' it features ground effect rear diffuser, sophisticated inboard front suspension, a 5 link Escort 'English' rear axle with Tran X Plate 4.2 LSD and at its heart, a dry sumped 2.1 litre Vauxhall 'Red Top' engine built by renowned engine specialists 'Swindon Racing Engines'. It runs on twin 48 Webers and is said to develop at least 220bhp, though I've never had it on the rollers. Potential buyers are welcome to do so however.
4-speed RS2000 box with Tran-X Gearkit.
Suspension is fully adjustable, coilovers/5 link rear
AP 4 pots on front, AP 2 pots on rear.
Electric power steering
Odyssey Extreme lightweight Racing Battery - new 2019
c. 21 litre fuel tank.
The car comes with a spare set of Revolution alloys and Avon wets, 2 of which are new. On the car are Kumho road legal cut slicks.
Built originally by acknowledged Spridget driver Ian? Woodside as a Class A car in the Sprite/Midget Challenge, the car was evolved by Corry Motorsport in N.I.
I bought it at the start of 2018 with the intention of doing all sorts of things with it, but other than a handful of laps at Castle Combe, until the end of June, it's just been sitting in my garage. But then I decided to test the car at Brand Hatch, Indy circuit....
It was awesome! Despite a diff suitable for hill climbs (too low), I did a best of 54". I haven't driven Brands for over 12 years and this is the first time I have properly driven this car. That time would have put me about 6th for the last Special Saloons Modsports race there last year. With the correct diff ratio and a bit more testing, I think a 51" is possible, which would have put me on pole. So now I'm absolutely certain this is a fantastic car, with tons of potential. I can show you my RaceChrono records from the day to prove the above.
Potential buyers may try the car at Castle Combe, subject to a security deposit equal to the asking price of the car in case of accident. It's awesome to drive, so you won't be disappointed :-)
Also, bear in mind, the value of the Swindon engine (increasingly rare), the dry sump system, gearbox, back axle and alloy tank are probably worth as much or more than the asking price.