Sprites in the showroom

Celebrating 38 years as an MG Specialist 

Mike Authers was brought up in Abingdon and vividly remembers as a small child watching new MG Midgets being put through their road tests. Also seeing the export models being driven through the town to the railway station and loaded onto the waiting trains bound for the docks. Although too young to work at MG’s Mike did belong to the MG factory sports club.

Mike trained to be a chartered accountant in Abingdon but his love of cars finally took over and in 1982 he gave up this reliable and prosperous profession to concentrate on restoring and selling MG sports cars.

Over the last few years Mike has concentrated solely on MkI, II and III MG Midgets and Sprites.

 

 

What they say:

Brilliant

Mike has been brilliant. I have never met anyone so passionate about his cars and dedicated to ensuring customer satisfaction....
Jane Vincent, London
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2020-01-27T11:38:58+00:00
Jane Vincent, London
Mike has been brilliant. I have never met anyone so passionate about his cars and dedicated to ensuring customer satisfaction. My car had a few teething problems after I bought it and Mike sorted these out without a quibble and genuinely wanted me to be pleased with my purchase. Which I was - a lovely Frogeye Sprite! If only all car dealers were like Mike!

my feet kept quite toasty

Dear Mike, All went well, car goes very nicely, and my feet kept quite toasty.
Peter Tustin OWL88H
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2020-01-27T11:39:57+00:00
Peter Tustin OWL88H
Dear Mike, All went well, car goes very nicely, and my feet kept quite toasty.

Better than any exotica

Hi Mike, Took it out for a run and to lunch today- far better than any exotica and fabulous! The...
Colin Piercey - Austin Healey Sprite
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2020-01-27T11:50:54+00:00
Colin Piercey - Austin Healey Sprite
Hi Mike, Took it out for a run and to lunch today- far better than any exotica and fabulous! The best fun car out there and 70mph feels like riding in a ‘spaceship’

We are thrilled

Hi Mike, We just want to say how thrilled we are with our MG Midget purchased from you recently. It...
Dick & Diane CSMA/HRCR.
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2020-01-27T11:52:23+00:00
Dick & Diane CSMA/HRCR.
Hi Mike, We just want to say how thrilled we are with our MG Midget purchased from you recently. It has been a pleasure to do business with you, Mike. Your passion, knowledge, and enthusiasm for the marque are obvious and we are looking forward to many happy years of classic motoring in our car. We have already entered the HRCR Corinium Run, The CSMA St Georges Day Classic and the Harvest Tour so far and are really looking forward to these events. Many thanks again for all of your help Mike.

We are absolutely delighted

Thank you so much for your dedication in ensuring that everything was right with our purchase

Susi Smith

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2020-02-24T08:43:26+00:00

Susi Smith

Thank you so much for your dedication in ensuring that everything was right with our purchase

One of only 35 old Midgets in Switzerland

It passed without any problems the tough Swiss MOT, which says everything about the quality of Mike’s cars.

Claude Rapaud

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2020-02-24T08:45:29+00:00

Claude Rapaud

It passed without any problems the tough Swiss MOT, which says everything about the quality of Mike’s cars.

I am very happy with the Midget

I had a good trip home on Saturday and by the time we got to Henley the rain had stopped...

David Carey

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2020-02-24T08:48:41+00:00

David Carey

I had a good trip home on Saturday and by the time we got to Henley the rain had stopped so it was completely dry when I got back and put it in the garage

Everywhere we go the car gets admiration

A fantastic car built and prepared by people who know what they are doing!

Colin

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2020-02-24T08:52:27+00:00

Colin

A fantastic car built and prepared by people who know what they are doing!

…frankly we are addicted

A lot of people are very interested in it and seem to smile a lot - as we do.

Cliff (& Karen) Spooner

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2020-02-24T08:54:31+00:00

Cliff (& Karen) Spooner

A lot of people are very interested in it and seem to smile a lot - as we do.

She always gets admiring glances

thanks for introducing us and allowing us both to have a ball every year.

Richard - AH Sprite OYC201F

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2020-02-24T08:57:18+00:00

Richard - AH Sprite OYC201F

thanks for introducing us and allowing us both to have a ball every year.

It’s just sailed through the MOT

a new set of chrome wires sets the car off nicely

Chris Ward

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2020-02-24T08:59:59+00:00

Chris Ward

a new set of chrome wires sets the car off nicely

Royal Acknowledgement of a car you supplied

at the MG Heritage Festival on Saturday at Windsor Castle

Denis Bowley

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2020-02-24T09:01:41+00:00

Denis Bowley

at the MG Heritage Festival on Saturday at Windsor Castle

have had a wonderful time with it

No major problems just the usual fiddling and fixing which is what it is all about. Really, really pleased

Mike Hammond

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2020-02-24T09:03:52+00:00

Mike Hammond

No major problems just the usual fiddling and fixing which is what it is all about. Really, really pleased

just flown through its MOT without any advisory notes.

What amazes me about the car is I do not hold back at all on the track and it just...

Patrick Warwick Smith

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2020-02-24T09:05:21+00:00

Patrick Warwick Smith

What amazes me about the car is I do not hold back at all on the track and it just goes on regardless. I have had great fun in the car and next year am planning some more 'full throttle' challenges.

Thank you so much for your efficient service

I can't wait for the nicer weather to arrive so that I can start enjoying my new pride & joy!

Amelia & Peter

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2020-02-24T09:06:43+00:00

Amelia & Peter

I can't wait for the nicer weather to arrive so that I can start enjoying my new pride & joy!

I catch them on the bends

Since we bought the Midget we have joined a classic car club, have met a really lovely bunch of people.

Keith Livesey

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2020-02-24T09:10:27+00:00

Keith Livesey

Since we bought the Midget we have joined a classic car club, have met a really lovely bunch of people.
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