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Re: Sprites & Midgets

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Subject: Re: Sprites & Midgets
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 12:23:35 -0800
I should post the numbers from my private reply, since it has come up:

Approximately 50,000 Frog-eye Sprites.
About 129,000 Sprites of all kinds.
Leaving 79,000 squarebody Sprites, versus...
...about 225,000 Midgets total (all squarebody).

This is actuallly a higher proportion of Sprites to Midgets than I had
anticipated (better than 1:2).

But one would expect the survival ratio of older cars to be worse than more
recent cars, so it's probably less than that today.

BTW these are rough totals that I had to add up from year to year figures.
Someone else might have more accurate total production numbers.

on 12/18/02 11:54 AM, Chris Kotting at wrote:

> There were far fewer "squarebody" Sprites sold than Midgets.  Most
> folks when they think of an AH Sprite think of the original "Frogeye"
> (Bugeye in the US) Mk. 1 Sprite.  Again, same car, slightly different
> skin.
> Sprite   Midget
> Mk 1 
> Mk 2     Mk 1
> Mk 3     Mk 2
>        Mk 3
>        1500
> Chris K.
> Original Message Follows-----------------
> Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 17:09:36 -0500
> From: V & J Pina <>
> Subject: Sprites & Midgets
> I have another question for the list
> Why is it that you hear people talk about MG Midgets and rarely hear
> them talk about AH Sprites.
> Are they harder to find or were there a lot less of them sold.
> I know that they are identical except for badges.
> You go to shows and rarely see Sprites but always see the Midgets.
> Just curious.
> If anyone can answer please do.
> Vinnie


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