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Discuss the Austin Healey Sprite and the MG Midget. Two different but similar cars sometimes referred to collectively as the Spridget.

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    Bugeye on a Stick

    When I was young, it was pretty common to see Sprites and Morris Minors on top of poles outside of junkyards, collision shops, auto repair shops, etc. Haven't seen a new one for quite some time:

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    Re: Bugeye on a Stick

    Looks more like a fiberglass replica than the real deal. At a minimum, the car is a dressed up hulk. Probably has very little in the way of actual components beyond the body and tires.

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    Re: Bugeye on a Stick

    Hopefully!
    No point in putting a salvageable vehicle up to scare the crows away.
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    Re: Bugeye on a Stick

    Local used car lot had a Morris Minor on a pole for decades. Heard it was taken down and restored. Hope so....from underneath it looked like a pretty solid car.

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    Re: Bugeye on a Stick

    Quote Originally Posted by nomad View Post
    Local used car lot had a Morris Minor on a pole for decades. Heard it was taken down and restored. Hope so....from underneath it looked like a pretty solid car.

    Kurt
    I remember Renault Dauphines and Caravelles, Isettas and Messerschmitts used to be real popular on the top of poles, too.
    Rick

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