Midgets / Posted 1 year ago / 114 views
Current owner; Michael Southgate, Victoria.
MMM No; 2454.
Information; research by Tony Sloan
Dispatched from Abindon May 1934 as CKD destined for Australia.
History; earliest record is registration in Victoria in the early 50s number GOC 152 recorded as a 2-seater. Later re-registered HCN 280, then in 1960 re-registered again HKB 990 this time fitted with a Wolseley engine.
In 1970 Wes Southgate bought PA1299 however his enjoyment was cut short by a serious accident in 1971. While recuperating after release from hospital Wes spotted an advert placed by John Trapp for PA0989 now fitted with a Morris Minor engine.
Wes undertook a rebuild combining the rolling chassis of PA0989 with the engine and gearbox from PA1299 and a rebuilt body.
In this form Wes became a regular competitor in M.G. Car Club events until his death. The car has passed to Michael, his son.