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Sebring Sprite Latest News

News ~ September 2021

SEBRING SPRITE WANTED

I have a contact interested in purchasing a Sebring Sprite within the price bracket £20K to £30K sterling. If you have one for sale or can point me in the direction of one please contact me via Feedback. Thank you.

 

PETE SCHUMANN'S VISIT TO GRATTAN RACEWAY, MICHIGAN


Steve Coleman's 2 ex-works Sprites were there:
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Pete climbs aboard Joe Parlanti's Abarth
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"I thought your readers might enjoy a few pictures of some recent Sprite racing here in the USA at Grattan Raceway in Michigan and a few other things. Since I was visiting the area on a vacation from Virginia I went and checked it out the August 14th, 2021 Vintage racing at Grattan. While there I met Steve Coleman who owns two historic Sprites that he restored and races he was very cool and let me try both on.  There were 20 or so Sprite's racing but no Sebring Sprites that day. There were Formula V and other classes of cars racing as well.
This past Sunday here in Northern Virginia we had a Festival of Speed in Old Town Alexandria Virginia, I brought my Sebring (Former Bill Prout car and Ian Prout raced car) and was next to my friend Joe Parlanti's 59 Abarth Zagato a good rival of the Sprites this car is still campaigned by Joe and recently raced at the Pittsburg PA Vintage races. That's me climbing in Joe's Abarth. I also recently sold my white Bugeye Sprite and bought a very well done MGB. 
Pete Schumann"

 

News ~ August 2021

Parts for sale to suit Sebring Sprite

Lempert Falcon Le Mans Sprite replica steering wheel, stored unfitted so perfect: £695 ovno plus postage anywhere at cost.

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"Speedwell" rev counter, stored unfitted so perfect. Comes with  instructions/fittings including additional bezel (for Frogeye dash hole) but can be mounted without, if preferred. £325 plus postage anywhere at cost.

Please contact Bryn Rossiter via his email address

 

Blue plaque unveiling ceremony at Healey Court, Warwick

Jonathan Whitehouse-Bird has kindly sent me "some images from the recent blue plaque unveiling ceremony at Healey Court, Warwick, on Saturday 3rd July 2021, followed by a small gathering of Healey cars and invited guests at, what once had been, 'The Millwright Arms' public house opposite (now named 'The Black Pug').

The plaque highlights the former site of the Donald Healey Motor Co Ltd showroom (the old cinema) at Coten End. The company moved to this location, from 'The Cape', Warwick, during 1963.

Sadly, the original building was demolished during the mid-1980s.

In addition, on the following day, Sunday 4th July, a gathering of all types of Healey cars took place at the British Motor Museum, Gaydon. The focus of the event was the 60th anniversary of the Mk.II Sprite".

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James Thacker's ex-Alec Poole TZA accompanied by Jonathan's ex-works Sebring Sprite
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and, at Gaydon:

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Earlier items can be found at News 2021, News 2020, News 2019, News 2018, News 2017, News 2016, News 2015, News 2014, News 2013, News 2012, News 2011 or News 2010

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