Make and Model: MG Midget 1500
Engine: 1493cc Standard/Triumph S4 OHV
Fuel Capacity: 7 gallons
Fuel Consumption: Overall 29 mpg
Performance: 97 mph
Length: 11′ 9″
UK Registration: SPY 122X
Although produced in 1977 Bridget was first registered in 1982. Her factory colour was black but her first restoration completed for her round the world run changed her to British Racing Green with biscuit interior trim and hood. Today, Bridget is ‘Rosso red with yellow detailing’ as my tailor would say.
The 1500 Midget’s engines were in fact Triumph manufactured, originally designed for the Spitfire. Bridget had a rebuilt engine fitted after completing 51,000 miles and is converted for lead-free petrol.
It probably hasn’t escaped your notice that I have taken a car with the registration plate SPY to Iran and Russia amongst others countries. Fortunately they either didn’t notice or enjoyed the joke. If you see it around, anywhere in the world, do please give us a wave or come over and have a chat.