PA 0989

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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.

  • Midget : PA
  • Chassis Number : 0989
  • Year of Production : 1934
  • Previous Owners : ?-1971 John Trapp. 1971-2017 Wes Southgate (Dec.)
  • Current Owner : Michael Southgate
  • Original Engine Number : 1315AP
  • Current Engine Number : 1539AP
  • Date Acquired : 2017
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