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I've owned Sprites and Midget for 50 years. And I've always been keen on their working-class roots and primitive technical specifications. Their commonality and low-cost have always made them ripe for modifications.

Something I would call a "Spridget Special".

In some cases, a Spridget Special will just involve an engine swap and in other cases, an entire body and powertrain may be changed.
Some of these "specials" are amazing in their quality while others are "shed built" in terms of sophistication.

Anyway, here are some Spridget Specials (with some info) that I have found. I've seen some of these cars in person. Feel free to make any corrections, comments or add any others you can think of. All are fascinating in their own way.

A Japanese-built Spridget Special below (no other info)

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All aluminum Super Sprite (below) built with a Coventry Climax engine and four-wheel disk brakes. Body built at the Donald Healey Motor Company

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One of the most popular "specials" (below). The Innocenti Sprite, built in moderate volume in Italy.

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Ashley Sprite. (below)

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These two (below) are raced in the FISC European Spridget Series.

Listed as "Lenhams" according to the FISC site ...

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I even took a stab at this myself years ago.

I took some old, trashed fenders and mocked this out but never finished it.

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Terry Brown's Lenham LeMans Coupe (below).

This car has undergone many changes since the original 10CC (1098cc) of 1964. The final configuration, as pictured, came about in March 2006. It has a modern MG KAD 16 valve twin-cam head, Omex fuel injection and electronic ignition. It produces 175 bhp at 8750 rpm. As Terry says, "..the capacity is 1398 cc and the cylinder block is still the good old A-series which has gone from carrying 45 bhp in the 1950's to 175+ in the 2000's." This is fed to the rear wheels via a Jack Knight 'dog-box' and through a Quaife diff.

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Built in Sweden by a home-builder (below). No other info.

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Can find no info on this one (below). Has a sort of Maserati look to it.

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Here's one of Andrew Hedges' cars.

Andrew moved to Switzerland and became a member of the British bob-sleigh team, competing first in World Championship events, and then representing his country in the 1964 Olympics. At the same time Andrew was a regular driver for Jacobs up till 1964, including the International 1000km race at the Nurburgring where the two Jacobs Midgets finished first and second in Class, the highest placed British competitors. From 1965 on, Abingdon entered the now ex-Jacobs Midgets in numerous events, perhaps most famously at Sebring that year when Andrew and Roger Mac soundly defeated the Triumph Works Spitfires for the Class win. 1965 also marked the first Abingdon Works drive for one Paddy Hopkirk (who had escaped from Triumph!). Paddy and Andrew took a Jacobs Midget to the Targa Florio and finished a remarkable 11th overall and second in class only to a locally owned Abarth Simca.

Below is one of the Jacobs Midgets Andrew raced

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