Midgets / Posted 12 months ago / 64 views
Information / History:
Gary Grant bought the J2, registered ALH233, in the UK in 1967, brought it back to
Australia and sold the car to Alan Bail in 1968. By 1982 Alan’s enthusiastic driving
resulted in a thrown connecting rod, and the car passed wounded, with a non-
standard crankcase inspection opening, to the Jacksons. A fresh engine was
cobbled together and the little MG has run in competition and in touring events every
since. So after 72 years J3418 has not yet been restored, but somehow survives in
active use after being tarted up by successive owners. Although being a bit tired,
the car still gained places at Historic Winton in May 2005, as it has for the majority of
the last 23 years.
Abingdon knew how to build a delightful and durable sports car, which go faster if
they are painted red.