1963 WSM MG Midget Claim

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Purpose built for racing in the early 60’s this WSM has all the pedigree of a rare, and individual racer. It has original racing history from the 60’s and a well documented ownership history.

WSM’s were individually designed & hand built cars.  Designed by Douglas Wilson-Spratt & built with competition in mind. Douglas owned Delta Garage in Leighton Buzzard, A BMC main dealer. The aluminium bodies were made by Peal Coachworks of Kingston-upon-Thames. 793 XPP was the second WSM produced & the only one to be built on an MG Midget chassis. In total only 8 Sprite based cars were converted, plus 793 XPP.

This British built racer has a fully documented history path, and was restored by Woolmer Classic Engineering in 2001, presenting the car as we see it today. It then went on to race with class winning success and was invited to race at Goodwood Revival (Fordwater Trophy)  in 2003. Under a new owner it returned to Goodwood in 2010 and the Goodwood Members Meeting in 2015, it is also entered for the Goodwood Members Meeting this March (March 18-19 2017.)

A highly eligible rare and original racecar offering a lots of opportunity to race in Pre-63 events, Equipe GTS and of course the holy grail of classic racing Goodwood events.


The Sprite/Midget based cars were built to either GT or Sprint specification. 793 XPP was a Sprint specification car, with additional lightening to the bulkheads & inner wheel arches. All of this additional lightening is still in the car today.

Body  – Original aluminium body, doors & boot lid. Original fibreglass bonnet.

Engine – Full race Woolmer Classic 1293cc. With less than 4 hours total run time. Dyno sheet in file. Carburation – Correct period single Weber 45 DCOE – 9

Transmission – Gearbox, rebuilt straight cut close ratio with less than 8 hours running. Differential, rebuilt clutch type LSD with less than 8 hours running – Half shafts, Peter May race shafts

Roll Cage – Manufactured by Fabricage Ltd to FIA Specification

Wheels & Tyres – Original spec 4” wire wheels with used Dunlop Racing tyres. Overall weight – 640kg with all fluids & 10 ltrs fuel.

Full specification can be found here

  • Person Paul Woolmer
  • Address Bedford, MK44 2NH

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