Car of the Month
Owners name: David Storer
Owners location: Little Horwood, Bucks, GB
Model: Midget GAN6 1500cc 74 - 79
Engine size/type: 1500cc
Year of manufacture: 1976
Colour: Flamenco Red
How long owned: 36 Years
History of Car and any work or modifications carried out: I bought this car from a scrap yard in September 1980 after it had been wrapped round a lamp post. It had only done 17k miles so was only just run in. At the same time I bought a new body shell , one wing and a couple of doors from MG all for the sum of £450.00. Over the next couple of years the shell was painted and I transferred over all the components, except for a very bent prop shaft and a slightly bent rear axle casing. All the other components were in perfect working order.
RUF has been used extensively since then on road runs, track days, trips to Le Mans, and even production car trials. It has also been shown at MG 90 in the Time line and has featured on the front cover of “Classic and Sportscar” magazine.
The car has been modified with lowered suspension, a 5 speed gear box and an uprated stage 2 engine prepared by Jigsaw Racing of Corby, so it goes a bit better than standard.
In 2013 the body work was looking a bit tired so it was given a strip down, the blemishes repaired and a new coat of paint.
Nickname of Car: Ruf