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

 

Sebring Sprites (and similar) FOR SALE and Wanted

The information below is provided for your interest - I have no financial or other interest in any sales which may take place.
(page updated 25th July 2020)

1963  SPRITE MARK 2 PROJECT FOR SALE ~ £3,000 o.n.o. [NOW SOLD]
[Donor car with chassis jig and engine stand.]

M Hull
MHull
MHull
MHull

[N.B. Third and fourth photos above are of Martin's new shell on the jig]

Purchased in 2008 and used as his everyday car Martin Hull replaced the original 1098 engine with a rebuilt early 1275 with EN40 B crank in 2009.  He had intended to rebuild it as a Sebring but his plans have now changed. It comes with the jig he constructed in order to build a complete new shell for his now-completed Mk II ‘Twin-Cam Special'; and also with a bare-shell roll-over jig and the stand on which he ran the engine.  The shell is rotten but the bulkhead and transmission tunnel would make a good start, and a shell could relatively easily be built up on the jig using new Heritage panels.  The car has a  V5, is currently SORNed and there is a Heritage Certificate.

The cylinder head was overhauled with hardened valve seats, but not fully ported; the crank was reground and balanced and it had a 60 thou rebore; this work being carried out by SRD Ltd of Launceston.  I fitted a Kent 256 cam with new pushrods and 1.3:1 roller rockers.  It has a 1 1/2” SU on an Oselli Torquemaster manifold with a LCB exhaust manifold.  The intention was a flexible, torquey motor, which it was.   Later MartinI decided to convert to Specialist Components injection, and to this end fitted their Ignition Management Kit, which included crankshaft trigger wheel and ECU. He intended to go on to fit the 5 Port Injection System later.  The Management Kit is included, as are the bills for the above.  At present it is back on distributor ignition.  The new engine subsequently did a happy 9000 miles but when the rot became terminal the car was laid up, in 2013.  The engine was last run about 18 months ago and it smoked a little on starting so it maybe it could now do with new valve stem oil seals.  

The car comes with steel bonnet, front wings, boot lid, doors, original seats and steering wheel, and a Frogeye dash and Mk II instruments.   Full details with explanation of the jig/s with photos by email or call

MARTIN HULL [NOW SOLD - 27 Aug 2020] 

[N.B.Third and fourth photos above are of Martin's new shell on the jig.]    

 
Austin Healey Sprite – Competition Car For Sale - £17,500
Paul Baker
PaulBaker
Paul Baker
Paul Baker
Paul Baker
PaulBaker
Paul Baker
PaulBaker
Originally built in 1966 and registered in 1967, this Mk 3 Sprite has undergone a full nut and bolt rebuild by a marque specialist Alan Haste.  It has the sought after Williams & Pritchard Sebring GT front with an Ashley hardtop, polycarbonate side and rear windows and finished in Tartan red throughout. 
It has a rare 1293cc engine completely rebuilt by Allan Cameron to race spec with only 250 road miles.  All new parts used where possible and a huge list of modifications. 
This car would be ideal for Circuit Race, Sprint and Hill Climb or Rally use and eligible for the Healeysport Sprint and hill climb championship, the Equipe GTS series and numerous other race and rally series.
Engine spec: 1293cc A series block with 11 stud Oselli Stage 3 large valve head, Weber DCOE45, Omega cast pistons, Piper 285 billet camshaft with venier, Roller Rockers, ARP bolts, Lightened flywheel, Maniflow 2” race exhaust and manifold, Aldon distributor with Ignitor electronic ignition, alternator, FIA Cut Off and an Electric fan.
Transmission: Rib cased gearbox with HD AP Racing Clutch with remote bleed and a 4.2 diff
Suspension: All new front suspension with ¾” anti-roll bar.  Completely restored rear axle and rear suspension with Peter May Panhard Rod.
Brakes: New calipers/drums, Mintex 11/44 pads.
Interior: Sparco race seat, 6 point TRS seat belts, rear Roll cage and Odyssey Gel Battery.
Wheels and tyres:  MWS wires wheels with Avon CR6ZZ tyres.
Contact: Paul Baker by email or on 07802 608529 for more details and pictures.
 
Gary
Gary
Gary
Gary
Gary

EARLY ASHLEY HARDTOP FOR SALE

Gary Lazarus has this hardtop for sale - he says it needs "a little bit of fettling", looking for £375.
Contact Gary by email.

Gary
 
5116HN
5116hn
5116hn
5116HN

RELUCTANTLY FOR SALE - SEBRING FASTBACK - NOW SOLD

Engine: Peter May Engineering Built 1330cc, Weber 45DCOE, Maniflow Intake Manifold and big bore exhaust, 285cam, Omega pistons 0.60”, ARP Studs, uprated oil pump, balanced and hardened crank. ** Due to cylinder 4 dropping an exhaust valve seat and the resulting damage (piston and cracked head) she is not running **
Transmission: 4 speed ribbed box with Jack Knight Straight Cut gear set, assembled at PME, 7.5” Rally Clutch .
Axle: 3.9 differential, PME Competition half shafts (Spare 4.2 differential included)
Propshaft: Bailey Morris ltd Brakes: Disc front, drums rear.
Body: Archers Fastback, Speedwell Monza bonnet, Wheeler & Davies chassis, aluminium front arches and door skins.
Wheels: 5.5j x 13” Tyres: Yokohama BluEarth 175/70/13.
Suspension: PME Negative Camber Trunnion kit, Top Link kit, *Rose Jointed anti-roll bar, Radius Arms and
*Panhard Rod kit; *Rod ends changed to motorsport spec items supplied by McGill Motorsport.
Other items: WOSP Hi Torque Starter Motor; Alternator conversion; MED; Water pump pulley, Crank damper pulley, heater tap stub; HUCO fuel pump; SPAL pull through fan; Revotec fan controller; Silicone water hoses;
Setrab Oil cooler with Goodridge 210 hose and connectors; Flexi fuel lines are Goodridge 200 Series;
Aldon 100AR Distributor; Luke 4-point Harnesses;
Further Info: Heritage Certificate and folder of receipts available
Gallery of build pics etc: https://www.facebook.com/mark.petersen.58367/media_set?set=a.10151372880758240&type=3
OFFERS SOUGHT IN THE REGION OF £15,000 - NOW SOLD
The car can be viewed in Essex by contacting Mark by email.


G Clarke

ALLOY WHEEL WANTED

Glenn Clarke is looking for a 13inch Twin Fin Minilite alloy wheel (quite rare) 5 inches wide as in the photos, for a Sprite - 4 inch PCD, [they did make them in magnesium also]  On the photos you can make out the fins. On the inside of the wheel they also have small ribs. On Glenn's 2 have this and 2 don’t.   He is not bothered which.
Contact him by email if you can help please.

G Clarke
 
Jack Groves

ENGINE FOR SALE

1380 A+
Ported and polished 11 stud Longman big valve head
Payan head gasket 
73.5mm forged Omega pistons
Stock rods 
Stick crank
Duplex timing chain
276 Kent cam
Aldon distributor
Rear Oil seal conversion 
45DCOE Webber carb that was rebuilt before I bought it and was used for one event, fitted with:
Choke 40; Emulation tube F9; Main jet 190; Main air 170
and Idle 50F9
Tinavo intake manifold; K&N air filter,used for one event 
2x small trumpets; 2x large trumpets 
Motor plate for a Morris gearbox or Ford type 9 gearbox
Bell housing for a type 9 box for the motor plate 
Flywheel for a Ford or Morris clutch
Ford 7.5inch Sierra clutch
LCB 3 into One manifold 

OFFERS TO JACK GROVES
who can be contacted by email

Jack Groves
Jack Groves
Jack Groves
Jack Groves
Jack Groves
Jack Groves
Jack Groves
Jack Groves
Jack Groves
Jack Groves
 
P Bower


FROGEYE/POSSIBLE
SEBRING PROJECT
FOR SALE

PBower
P Bower
Pete Bower is offering his project for sale. Full details are shown on the attached PDF.
Asking price is £5,250 for the part-restored rolling shell with narrow axle, wire wheels and hardtop.
Other parts are available such as adjustable rear shockers 998cc engine/carbs and alloy doors.
Contact Pete by email if you are interested.
 
ADO
ADO

SPECIAL PROTOTYPE SPRIDGET FOR SALE

ADO
“Unique, one-off aluminium bodied light-weight Midget for sale on rolling chassis.  Excellent tub and 5-link rear suspension.  Would make excellent competition car.  Wheels in the photographs are not included in the sale, but I have other wheels.  Offers over £6,000. For more information call Douglas Anderson on 01382 731755 in the evening or email him"
Douglas's ADO project is moving on well and he is now at the stage of preparing the body for paint. Thus, he now needs to make room in the garage by selling the initial aluminium car. Hence this advertiserment. NOW SOLD
 

M Fellowes

£29,500

Sebring adds Spa 3 Hour race to list of victories.
The FIA Alloy bodied Sebring fastback of Marcus Fellows won the prestigious 'performance index' at the Spa Summer Classic last month finishing well clear of the opposition including a number of Lotus Elans and AC Cobras. The car driven by Marcus and David Smitheram,  aided by a team of helpers including Andrew Forster, ex Archers Garage now Aldon Automotive, Kevin Forster, and Jake Henry, (Aldon), using a 1275 engine, is an exact replica of the original fastback design built to FIA and appendix K spec. The car is still for sale with a fresh engine and gearbox following the victory with more details available on Race Car Direct
PRESUME NOW SOLD AS ADVERT EXPIRED
 

IG

FOR SALE
Well known Hill Climb and Sprint Austin Healey Sprite with rare Williams and Pritchard 'Sebring GT' body. Ready to compete for the new season, complete with trailer. Contact Ian Grainger by email
STILL AVAILABLE 2 Feb 2020


IG