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 email@example.com 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
> Sprite Midget
> Mk 1
> Mk 2 Mk 1
> Mk 3 Mk 2
> Mk 3
> Chris K.
> Original Message Follows-----------------
> Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 17:09:36 -0500
> From: V & J Pina <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 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.
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