Dedicated to the memory of the late Brian Archer who fulfilled his dream to re-create John Sprinzel's Sebring Sprite Coupé


Clive Baker squatting between 2341 UE and his racing Sebring Sprite 5435 WD in 1962, the photo provided by the Healey Motor Company.

2341 UE

Owned by Ian Grainger

A standard-bodied Sebring, 2341 UE was built at Warwick in 1960 to the specifications of John Baker, a pre-War works motorcyclist and father of Clive Baker (works Healey driver). The car was converted to full Sebring spec with Girling disc brake and wire wheel conversions, Sebring pedal box, 8 inch rear brake drums, anti roll bar, lightweight fiberglass seats, woodrim steering wheel, Healey works hard top and adjustable rear shock absorbers. Additionally, the car had a Healey aluminum rocker cover and rose jointed radius arms. It was also (then) supercharged.

The car was sold back to Healeys at Warwick in 1963 and was bought by a friend of Clive Baker called Ian Jones. The car appeared with the later Healey hard top from Warwick, which is on the car at present and is shown in the photograph (right) ice racing in Sweden in 1963. It is now owned by Ian Grainger who has now fitted a replacement for the original Shorrock  C75 Supercharger kit bringing the car back fully to its original spec.

2341UE Baker 2341UE

The two photos, above left and centre, show Clive Baker re-united with his father's former Sprite at Silverstone in July, 2006. The 3rd was taken in 1960 just after the car was new and is of Clive Baker and his father John.


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Engine Bay

Ice dancing

Rear view

Front view

anti-roll bar
N.B. Healey 100-4 anti-roll bar
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Thank you Ian for the photos and information.