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Car of the Month

 

July 2021

Owners name: Arthur Civill

Owners location: Marston Magna, Somerset, UK

Model: Midget GAN6 1500 Midget 74 – 79

Engine size/type: 1500cc

Year of manufacture: 1979

Colour: Black

How long owned: Two and a half Years

History of Car and any work or modifications carried out: I found my car while on holiday in Suffolk in 2018. Fairly comprehensive recommissioning work had just been completed and it looked absolutely stunning.
The car was first registered on the 1st of August 1980 by Mr David Campbell who purchased the car from Hall Bros of Musselburgh Scotland. The car spent the next 37 years in the Campbell family ownership but only covered 15000 miles. From 2006 to 2017 it sat in the garage at the family home and was only started on a few occasions by Mr Campbell’s son.
In 2017 the car was acquired by Bridge Classic Cars of Woodbridge Suffolk. They had completed the recommissioning work.
I have carried out further work putting the finishing touches to the car. The remains fairly original and the original Ziebart system appears to have done its job well. Although the addition of a 5 speed Ford Type 9 gearbox has made the car a real pleasure to drive it has still done less than 17000 miles.

Nickname of Car: None

 

 

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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

2019

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April                           May                            June

July                            August                      September     

October                    November                 December

2020

January                  February                     March

April                          May                             June

July                         August                       September

October                 November                  December

2021

January                  February                   March

April                        May                           June

 

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