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Postby Hans Efde » Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:43 pm

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Re: Gordon Murray garage

Postby Stuart » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:55 pm

Perhaps the Midas was a prototype for the new IGM car which will be a nice compact Smart Roadster size, my kind of car, sadly not in my price range though.

Off topic I also see Westfield are building a new spaceframe Libra replacement.

This is the IGM Coupe
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Re: Gordon Murray garage

Postby ACourtney » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:03 pm

Tony Moss has managed to blag some invites to the event next Friday.

I'm not allowed to say how, or why, he got the invites just yet. You will have to guess ;) but I can say that Tony was contacted by Gordon Murray Design a few months back.

I hope to be able to say more after our visit.
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Re: Gordon Murray garage

Postby Hans Efde » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:47 pm

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Re: Gordon Murray garage

Postby ACourtney » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:25 pm

What a great day out. A once in a lifetime opportunity to meet a real hero of mine and see some fabulous cars. As you can see, Gordon Murray's Midas has been rebuilt and is all but ready to go on the road.

Tony was contacted some months ago by the GMD workshop, as they had started on the rebuild and we have supplied some parts and advice to them. However, we didn't know if the car would be ready for this exhibition until photos started to appear on Facebook earlier this week.

We got the opportunity to speak to Gordon Murray himself and he told us that he plans to add the car to his daily driver fleet, that is the cars that he keeps taxed and insured so he can use them any day he chooses. Apparently, he arrives in a different car most days 8-) He also plans to fit a bigger Alfa 33 engine in place of the 1.5litre Alfasud engine, but first he will get the Midas on the road.

ImageDSC_0512 by Alistair Courtney, on Flickr

The rest of my photos can be seen at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 084&type=3

The car is now fully trimmed out and the engine is hidden by a cover. It features a Mk3 dashboard moulding which must have been a late addition. I had a good look underneath and the engine and gearbox are in place and appear to have all their services plumbed in. The front end has an aluminium undertray so there is not much to be seen other than the lower front wishbones :geek:
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Re: Gordon Murray garage

Postby Geoff Butcher » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:18 pm

Good to hear it will be on the road. Do we know how long he's had it?
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Re: Gordon Murray garage

Postby fozzza » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:47 pm

I'm pleased that Gordon has still got his Midas and hasn't lost interest in it and can only be good publicity for Midas.
When I was looking for a mini based kit car in the late eighties and there was a fair few around, part of the reason I finally settled for a Midas was the fact that an F1 designer owned one and did have some involvement with Midas cars.
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Re: Gordon Murray garage

Postby benofbrum » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:40 am

Gordon Murrey's connection was mentioned by a couple of the many visitors we had on the stand at the NEC today.
A number remembered Midas's from the early days as one of the quality kit cars of the era.
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Re: Gordon Murray garage

Postby Stuart » Thu May 03, 2018 9:37 am

I don't think there's anything like this video on Gordon's Midas build.

This video series is about Gordon's Escort MK1 build, episode 1 here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSiG7oNXC6w
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Re: Gordon Murray garage

Postby 8386nw » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:59 pm

There is an editorial about the mid-engine Alfa Midas, written by Gordon, in the March 2018 edition of Classic Cars magazine.
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