Car of the Month

May 2022

Owners name: John Lister

Owners location: Colwyn Bay, North Wales, UK

Model: Midget GAN5 r/w/arch 71-74

Engine size/type: 1293cc

Year of manufacture: 1972

Colour: Havest Gold

How long owned: 44 Years

History of Car and any work or modifications carried out: I bought the car in April 1978, it had only covered 14,000 miles & had two previous owners. The car has now covered 168,500 miles.

During the late 70’s and 80’s I used the car for MGCC sprints, and managed to win on a few occasions. During the 90’s I wanted something a bit faster, and considered selling, however my wife wouldn’t let me! So it was agreed that I would undertake a few modifications, and over time these have been;-
– Oselli tuned “fast road” 1293cc engine producing about 90bhp,
– Ford Type 9 gear box (with shortened remote),
– Frontline front suspension (telescopic shocks & increased camber),
– Lowered & stiffened suspension with cross drilled front discs,
– 123 electronic ignition,
– HIF44 carb & MG Metro inlet manifold,
– LCB exhaust manifold with stainless steel large bore twin silencer system,
– Oil cooler.
– Alloy rad.
The car was stripped & rebuilt during the 90’s with further work 8 years ago.
The car is now used for fun & occasional track days

Nickname of Car: Alun (an anagram of the number plate)



We will feature here a Midget or Sprite of the Month so will need a supply of cars who’s owners are happy for them to appear along with a few details (200 to 300 words) of the car and some photos. We will then publish details for visitors to look at and admire! Previous Cars of the Month will be available to view so over time we should be able to feature every model from Frogeye to 1500. Digital Photos should be no more than 1MB and not less than 100KB in size each and will be resized as necessary before uploaded to the website. Photos can be scanned for upload if required by arrangement. Please scroll down to submit the details of your car for Car of the Month…

Previous Cars of the Month


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