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About Us

‘SMR’ is an abbreviation of ‘Sprite & Midget Restorations’ which was founded in the early 80s and was registered officially in 1984.

The proprietor Barry Pryke is an MG enthusiast having owned his own MG Midget since the 70s.

As is often the case he found his hobby and passion for MG’s develop into a small business.

SMR currently stock a diverse choice of predominantly MG cars ranging from project vehicles to fully restored examples.

With the exception of project vehicles, all of the cars from SMR are fully serviced, have a 25 point PDI check, a new MOT and are also provided with a three-month major mechanical warranty.

After sales servicing and repairs are also available.

 

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In 2004, a British television series produced by Attaboy TV for the Discovery Channel purchased an MG BGT for restoration from SMR to use in their hit series ‘Wheeler Dealers’.

The programme was originaly fronted by Mike Brewer and mechanic Edd China with assistance from technical advisor Paul Brackley.

Shown to the right is episode 9, series 2 featuring the project MG.

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An opportunity arose for the proprietor to enjoy a day out driving this delightful Iris Blue Austin Healey Sprite Mk1 Frogeye.
Although dating from the late 50’s this remarkable little car was amazingly tight to drive and one of the most pleasurable to date!

The occasion was uniquely filmed by Helixcopters Ltd. who specialise in bespoke aerial filming & photography utilising an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone.
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