The Arkley SS was designed by John Britten in 1969 as a fibreglass front-end and rear-end body conversion to be fitted to the MG Midget or Austin-Healey Sprite. The fibreglass sections were manufactured by the Lenham Motor Company at Harrietsham in Kent and conversions done in John Britten's Arkley Engineering workshop at Arkley in Hertfordshire or they were sold as DIY kits. The retro design was inspired by the Morgan. A performance gain was made from the standard Sprite or Midget through weight reduction and the obligatory wide wheels and tyres. The Arkley SS first appeared at the Specialist Sports Car Show in January 1970.

From September to November 1970, Cars & Car Conversions magazine
serialised the build of an Arkley.  
Part 1   Part 2   Part 3  

Arkley SS Test Sept 70   Clip from CCC Jan 74

Another Arkley Article

Complete 8-page Arkley SS Brochure

Midget & Sprite Club Arkley page

MSN Group MidgetSprite

Roger Jefferson's Arkley SC

Andy Gibson's Arkley

Paul Tyzack's Arkley

Chris Vezey's Arkley

Silvano Andresco's Arkley

OMaHLTD's Arkley

Perry's Pink Arkley

John Fackelman's's '69 Arkley

Sherman Jones' Arkley

David Rowan's Arkley Viper

Paul Ensom's 'NAF' Arkley

John Fackelman's '77 Arkley

Erwin Blumreisinger's Arkley
Lance Badger's Arkley

Mark's 68 Arkley in Detroit Michigan.

Fresian Racing Arkley at Prescott Hill Climb.

Will Wright's Arkley




Various other Arkley pictures collected from the 'Net

Arkleys and Parts FOR SALE   Advertise your Arkley or parts here for free

 The Arkley kit is still available from  Peter May Engineering   

This website is maintained by Andy Gibson