Front telescopic shock absorber conversion, uprated anti roll bar. Fully restored to an extremly high standard using a new Heritage bodyshell. The passenger side foot well was in bad shape. The restoration was extremely thorough with photos showing the shell stripped of all paint and any rust cut out and new floors and sills being fitted. Movement can be assessed at the crankshaft pulley as the clutch pedal is alternately depressed and released.
Engine has been bored to 1380cc with a fast road cam, lightened flywheel and polished and ported head. The body shell was shot blasted before being completely rebuilt with a full photo record. I completely re-wrapped the whole harness with the extra wires inside the bundle just to keep it all neat and tidy. Correct MkI rostyle wheels for the year. To view any of these cars please telephone for an appointment 9am to 9pm 7 days a week.
Engine fully rebuilt and tuned to improve performance. Original bill of sale from Downton detailed all the extras fitted. He then embarked on a detailed restoration to as close to original factory specification. The last owner has carried out a thorough and detailed restoration and numerous discreet modifications to make this Midget a superb drivers car. Correct drum brakes all round.
It can be so annoying traveling a long distance to view miss-described cars, you try it and add up the time, petrol etc involved. Boot area is fully carpeted with spare wheel cover. The last Midget rolled off the production line a year later, in December 1979, a shadow of its former self. Five new Chrome wire wheels fitted by previous owner. All new brakes, electrics, trim etc. Updated anti roll bar, suspension bushes and shock absorbers, an oil cooler and period electronic rev counter.
Sensible upgrades include 1275cc engine and later ribbed gearbox. Five speed Ford gearbox conversion. In the end, the new foam covers the top of the seat pan, the new horse hair matting covers the front of the back and newly purchased thin batting material wraps everything else. Unleaded 1275cc rebuilt engine and gearbox. Please call me to arrange viewing at current owners home in the New Forest. I even drilled a few access holes so I could get down inside the boxed sections of the lower front and side chassis areas, including the a-post bottoms which are infamous for trapping water and rusting. On stripping to a bare body shell very little rust was found, testament to rust proofing from new and the careful use.
Unleaded reconditioned 'Ivor Searle' engine. Some are so tight they cut right into the surface of the vinyl with the trim screw washer. Professional restoration to Concours standard completed in 2011 and only 300 miles since. They are not exactly like the original pattern so if you're a purist probably not for you. This is the owners description:- Exceptional 1960 Frogeye professionally restored in 2007. After two coats of rust primer, a final 3 coats of green to match the exterior and that was it. Black Leater seats and Leather Mota-Lita Steering Wheel.
Original steel wheels with chrome hub caps. £16,000 restoration on a new Heritage Body-shell. Hood and sidescreens in as new condition in purpose made bags. An excellent example and as close as you will get to buying a new one All steel body, with Chrome Wire Wheels. Large anti roll bar Several large files on history, Heritage certificate, Invoices, photos etc. Original colour and matching numbers car to original factory specification.
I'll just rip it all out and start fresh. Even the Abingdon works rally and race cars used Downton for their cylinder heads and other performance modifications. All new carpets, trim and hood. Early cars got rubber mats but most cars now sport carpets, along with an aftermarket steering wheel; original wheels can still be sourced if you prefer originality. Fully restored in year 2000 on to a new British Heritage bodyshell.
Lucky I'm an electronics engineer by profession. You can see one of the extra footwell lights I added on the sides of the radio box. Healey Frogeye in Ecurie Ecosse Blue for sale with matching removable hard top. Black Leather seats with white piping. Black Interior in excellent condition with a wood rimmed steering wheel.