The Typically English Sports Car


New Website at

A new website has been created at a new domain to replace this ageing website. If any enthusiast outside of the UK would like to take over ownership of this domain please let me know, otherwise I'll link both domains to the same new website. 

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Facebook Group - Arkley SS Enthusiasts
Join this newly created group if you're on Facebook, where you can share your Arkley photos and make contact with other Arkley owners worldwide. >> Facebook Arkley SS Enthusiasts

Arkley History

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.  Around 900 Arkley kits were sold through the production period.


Enquiries from these advertisements in the 1970's received a small 8-page monochrome brochure. 






Complete scan of the Arkley SS brochure  

Today, Arkley front and rear body sections are still produced and are available from Peter May Engineering

This website is maintained by Andy Gibson in the UK, who can be contacted by email