The Mk11 Midget had been sitting around in a garage in Salisbury and could only be described as rotten! But almost inch by inch, component by component, the sad old wreck is being transformed into the exquisitely beautiful Sebring Sprite, with virtually everything rebuilt.
As with many projects for Steve Griffiths and Severn Classics, the job begins with a shot blast back to bare metal and strip back to the bare chassis.
Now it is possible to see where there is any bad metal and repair, rebuild and replace. Welding and repair on the classic cars is carried out in the Severn Classics Workshop in The Black Country and West Midlands.
All panels on the Midget are rebuilt while the arches are new, as are the B-posts and the floor, and the rear floor has been modified. Old steel doors have been replaced with new aluminium doors and inside an FIA roll cage has been fitted. The full nut and bolt rebuild has covered every component upon and in the car. Now with a plush leather interior and wool carpets complementing the classics dash and wooden steering wheel.
On the power front, the 1275 BMC engine has been rebuilt with new pistons and rings, and the gearbox has been rebuilt too.
The whole is wrapped up in the lightweight fibreglass Sebring body to give that distinctive super car look with its flowing lines and curves.
The car is finished off with wire wheels and a Mk11 Jaguar gunmetal grey paint job. Just the red leather interior to be fitted now and tried and tested and this little beauty will be up for sale so that it can be appreciated by an owner who will enjoy its classic appeal and own a rare car that will ONLY INCREASE IN VALUE.. Wow!