... @ Cooper S Works ... woo hoo! I am a HUGE fan. The history of this car is fantastic. I love the Minis... the color on the Midget is close to Brooklands... it is actually called Mallard which was used for a number of years on the MGB but ONLY appeared on the Midget in 1972. Accurate and rare. Of course it's a respray, but accurate as I got the paint codes... anyway, the tan on green is a very rich and attractive scheme. I always had a very soft spot for the Spitfires.Beautiful sharp shots, I used to have a Triumph Spitfire in about 1979/80 which was also Brooklands Green with tan interior. After owning three "old" minis, including a couple of 1275 GTs I now have a red Cooper S Works.
Yep... The wheel arch is very pretty on this car. To my eye it was always a crowning touch for a lovely little car. I purchased a '72 for that reason. That and it was my second Midget. The first was a '72 also. This car was nearly a basket case when I purchased it in 1997. No reason it cannot go yet another 40 years now...woof
really nice machine
- 1275 Midget - the "round" rear wheel arch model that they only produced for a couple of years before changing it to a "square" wheel arch once the US safety guys had "complained" (as usual) - which caused the production of the heavier "rubber bumper" models - signalling the end of the proper British sports cars.
I had the Austin Healy Sprite which was exactly the same as the Midget apart from the badges, plus it was about £50 cheap
I still have a "rubber" bumper MBG and 1500 Midget - which one day I "may" convert to the chrome bumper
Nice... At one time I had a beautiful MGC/GT (the six cylinder version) that I bought off an older lady. It had 38,000 miles on the odometer and an absolutely showroom interior. Paint was a little faded. Worked on that for a while and got all the oxidation off. Eventually sold it to a guy who sent it back to England. anyway, are you aware that the coachworks on the GT was done by Pininfarina, the Italian house responsible for a number of notable Ferrari (eg: Daytona, 308, Dino) and other designs? Hell they did the Volvo C70 if you are into that kind of thing. The story goes that the BMC designers kept refusing to increase the winshield height of the MGB whilst trying to come up with a GT, and the results were just terrible. Eventually the whole kit was packed off to Pininfarina and the result was basically taken and placed directly into production.I also had an old 1970 MGBGT with chrome bumpers. The advent of that thick black bumper was just crazy!