WTH??!?! Have you seen this item on ebay.

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Yes, I spotted it a few days ago and have it on my watch list. A great fun car the Sprite/Midget IF you're still small/young enough to get in/out of one which sadly I am not! It is in Cornwall and pretty rough but only £810.00 at present and seems to have had a Downton conversion carried out in its early life? The engine and Downton badge must be worth that. I don't know how to do a link either but the ebay ref is 255911410114 ;)
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The above link is this

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/25591141011 ... -rxrJeyYQ

If you wish to know, to insert a link you can just type [url*] with the link in here and remove the *'s in the brackets [/url*]

Alternatively if you click the small icon next to the water drop when entering your message, it will insert the brackets for you
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Back in the non-PC days a Sprite/Midget or Triumph Spitfire were considered by many car enthusiasts to be 'hairdressers' cars. In my younger days in the 1970's I was never really into traditional British Sports cars but a couple of friends had MGB's, which as a Mini enthusiast I considered to just be a 2-seater Austin Cambridge/Morris Oxford. :lol:
However I was impressed how MGB drivers all gave each other a wave when out on the road....but back then most MGB drivers did not usually wave at an MG Midget or vice versa, I am guessing they do today?
There were so many Minis on the road back then that there was no way you could wave at them all and you would be unlikely to get a response if you did....unlike today when another classic Mini is a rare sight!

I did also have a friend who put a much modified 1275 engine in an early Midget but he was always breaking half-shafts in the back axle before he sold it and bought a Mini...
Also my older brother started to build a Mod Sports Spridget racer in the early 1970's but eventually sold it as an abandoned project part way through and switched to building an 850 Mini Special Saloon which was really the start of my life long love of Minis!
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Hard to tell from the photos and it is too far away for me to go see but there are some pretty original bits (like brake servo lines) on this car - might be fairly original. Cooper S currently sitting in a barn (minus the walls…) in South Carolina https://www.ebay.com/itm/334691879098?h ... 000%7C2500
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MK1 mini headlining/frame (seller has other MK1 bits for sale too!)

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/394417871445 ... media=COPY
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Haha. My suggestion for that would be to borrow a digger, dig a very big hole, and then fill it up with that ;) :lol:
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Old English White wrote: Sun Jan 15, 2023 11:41 pm Haha. My suggestion for that would be to borrow a digger, dig a very big hole, and then fill it up with that ;) :lol:
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