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Sebring Sprite Latest News

News ~ January 2018

Safety Fast
Neil Anderson kindly
sent in this lovely cover of Safety Fast from Dec 1967 after the 'works' Sprite finished 15th overall at Le Mans and took the "Motor" trophy. The car was used to advertise the production Sprite soon after.
Sprite 4 ad

 

 

Record breaker article to follows here later

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Adam Quilter's ex-Ronnie Coia Sebring - I recall seeing it at Goodwood way back in 2008.
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NASSAU (BAHAMAS) SPEED WEEKS, THE FALCON SPRITE & MORE ON BATTERY LOCATION & ENGINE STABILISERS:
(read entries from bottom upwards to have them in the right order)

AND FROM ROGER SIELING, this time on battery position and engine stabiliers: "Martin,
One other item which may assist a couple of posters on the site re: Battery relocation and engine brace. The "Motor Trend" Falcon Sprite article was documenting the December 1959 Nassau Speed weeks. There is an engine shot from behind on page 2 and it clearly shows the engine end of the engine brace. I still have the original brace which was still fitted in 1971 when I rescued the car from the farm field. Since the body height is lower than a standard Sprite, there is no room for a battery in the standard Sprite location above the gearbox. In the case of the Falcon Sprite, it was mounted in the passenger footwell. The normal battery position for a standard Sprite was filled w/ a pair of ignition coils. Only one was connected into the ignition system, the 2nd one partially wired in but carried as a quick connect spare. I have begged anyone who was a contemporary of John Christy as to what might have happened to his photo archive with no luck at all. I can't even find anyone who could tell me when he died, but I can't imagine he is still with us. I did correspond w/ John while he was alive and asked about additional photos he would have taken in preparation for the article, he told me that it was too much bother to dig them out. I do have a series of 3 photos of the Falcon during an extended pitstop at Sebring 1960. I thought I had made duplicate copies to have here in Florida, but I can't seem to find them. I do remember one of the photos is from the front w/ the bonnet open and one can see that the head is off the engine. If I could find it, I believe it would also show the engine brace and dual coils.    Regards, Roger Sieling"

AND FURTHER FROM DAVID (MORYS):

"Dear Martin, I meant to say one new name as we have Leo Picard from your website. As John Colegate raced the car later on when in Picard's ownership I wondered if it was actually him driving the Falcon at Nassau however he was entered in another Sprite with a different race number 101 that weekend. Of the four races I mentioned both cars were entered in three of them the only exception being the 5-lap GT race when the only Falcon ran with Leo Picard.
I think this is maximum I can extract from the book and I think if anybody is interested "The Bahamas Speed Weeks" by Terry O'Neil may be available second hand. They sell for around £90.00 so our researcher informs me. Our copy was a donation from Alan Cameron's family to be sold for funds to support the Bugatti Trust. I have been tempted but another book... no! Best wishes, David".

David then replied: "A bit more information for you this time for 1960 and 1961. From your webpage:
"The car later returned to the US where it was raced as a 'works' entry for the 4th and final time, at Nassau, in the hands of John Colgate ~ once again winning its class. He was placed 18th in the Governors Trophy and 20th in the Nassau Trophy. After the race, in December 1960, the Healeys sold the car, in the States, to Leo Picard who subsequently had John Colgate race it for him at Thompson Raceway. Other local owners included Jake Kaplin and Bernie Symonds in Rhode Island and Kit Kettering in Brockton Massachussetts, before passing into the hands of Tom Bratten who ran a firm called Auto Technia in West Palm Beach Florida. The business went broke and Tom returned to Dayton Ohio and his engineering job with GM Delco. Tom's son believes the Sprite was sold to buy his mother's wedding ring and that person is probably responsible for the car's eventual abandonment in an Ohio farm field. This all had to have happened in the period of 1961-1965, since the car still had its GM class markings from racing during the period before SCCA changed the class to DSR".
My information from the book:
"The 25 lap Governor's Trophy race was held on the 3rd December and as mentioned in your blurb above finished 18th overall but again it achieved 1st in class G. For the 54 lap Nassau Trophy race, 4th December the car finished 20th overall and was 1st in class G again. Interestingly 1961 brings up a few results and names FalconI haven't seen before. In the 5 lap GT cars under 1500cc heat on the 3rd December the car was placed 5th overall and 5th in class G. The picture attached shows the car driven by L. Picard and the distinctive bonnet hump and screen plus the race number 57 are clear to see on the grid. Then in the 21 lap Nassau Trophy race on the 3rd December the car was placed 18th overall and 8 in class G. Again driven by L. Picard. The car was out with L. Picard for the 23 lap Governor's Trophy race on the 8th December and was classified 38th but not running at the finish having retired on lap 7. The 56 lap Nassau Trophy race on the 10th December was contested the car finishing 23rd overall and 3rd in class G. On this occasion the driver listed is F. Darling.
Looking at the results sheets the cars appear to have worn the same racing number for the entire duration of the Speed Week so we have two new names Mr. Picard and Mr. Darling. Best Wishes, David"

Following on from DAVID MORYS's excellent contribution earlier in the month, I received this FROM ROGER SIELING:
" Interested in David Morys's book on Nassau Speed Weeks. Aren't there any photos or lap charts from the 1959 and 1960 when my Falcon Sprite was competing? I'm always looking for additional photos and written knowledge on the car."
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Robert Visser's restroration of ex-works rally car XOH 276 is now complete.

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LATEST COMMENT ON CHANGES AT THE DVLA

have been published in "Classic Car Weekly"
and "Enjoying MG"
and these copies were kindly supplied
to me by John Baggott.
Enjoying MG
Ken Grasing spotted this TJ Fuel Injection for Weslake 8 port head - on ebay at £3,999 that is if you are lucky enough to own the rest of it. Located in Denmark.
There will no doubt be numerous events this year to celebrate 60 years of the Sprite. The Midget & Sprite Club's event is at Wroxhall Manor on 26th August. Tell us about others please.
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STABILISER BAR & BATTERY BOX ON SPRINZEL SEBRING COUPES (see also higher up this month's page).
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JONATHAN (WHITEHOUSE-BIRD) ENLIGHTENS US:
" Contemporary evidence would appear to indicate that 410 EAO, S 221 and WJB 707 had both items in question, although sadly, no period interior photographic evidence has yet surfaced to prove, irrefutably, that the battery was relocated to a position behind the passenger seat on all three cars.
I've attached a number of period b/w photos of the ex-Andrew Hedges, W&P, alloy coupe - 410 EAO.  The first shows the engine compartment (viewed from the rear) of the car taken at the August Bank Holiday meeting, at Brands Hatch, during 1961. The second and third show EAO's engine compartment, during Les Arnold's ownership, in 1962.
All three shots clearly show the presence of an engine steady bar, while the 1962 images reveal that the lack of a battery, sitting in the original mounting point, in front of the windscreen, 'proves' that it was fitted elsewhere.The colour shots show the original details reinstated on a restored 410 EAO during 2008. Kind Regards, Jonathan".
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AND AGAIN, FROM KAI ERIKSEN:

"Thank you for Chris Clegg's and John Hopwood's pronouncements. I think they are correct when they says the car was competing as a GTP in the period so there was a lot of freedom with modifications. But I have found an article about Sebring Sprite S-221 in Autocar, dated 25. August 1961, with a photo from the engine bay and in the text there is commented that: “The battery shifted from under the bonnet to a position just forward of the rear axle”.Anyway, I do not want to argue with FIA about this and will relocate the battery and remove the engine stabiliser bar. Best regards, Kai"

FROM CHRIS CLEGG:

"As you may know, I have not renewed S221's 2008 HTP papers since the introduction of the new regime a few years ago, and so they may not be representative of the FiA's current thinking. Also, those papers classify the car as a GTP !, not a GTS car. That said, S221 has an engine stabiliser bar attached to the rear nearside of the cylinder block and the battery has always been located under the rear decking in front of the axle. I have never seen a period photo of S221's battery box and I can't find a good photo of S221's engine bay in period, but there is a photo in Spritely Years on page 157 of what I believe is S221's engine bay in 1960, but the supercharger blow-off valve obscures the position at the rear of the engine where the stabiliser bar would have been mounted. This photo does, however, show that no battery was positioned in front of the bulkhead, so presumably it had been relocated to its current position in the rear of the car. 
I think that Jonathan W-B might be able to help you more, because when he wrote a series of articles in Revcounter in 1997 on his restoration of 410 EAO, he included a photo of his car's engine bay in 1961 which clearly shows a stabiliser bar.The photo was on page 7 of the July 1997 Revcounter, but I have only a poor photocopy of the article. I expect that Jonathan will have the original which should scan OK. I hope all this is helpful and do please pass it on to Kai Eriksen and wish him the best of luck from me". [I have forwarded a copy of this to Jonathan for his observations. MEI]

FROM JOHN HOPWOOD:
" I presume the application is for a GTS (competition Grand Touring car) which is what I have as would any Frogeye prepared to homologation 47. There was nothing in the period rules that permitted the battery to be moved from it’s original location and Appendix K App VIII say it must remain where it was unless it was in the passenger compartment in which case, for safety reasons, it may be moved (see below) . Anything like a stabiliser bar would have to standard or a homologated option. I fitted a stabiliser bar when I first built the car for Austin Healey Club races and then removed it when I changed the car to full Sebring homologation 47 specification and with the 1000 engine couldn’t tell the difference! We kid ourselves sometime that things work! If that is all he got pulled up on I would say that he has a very correct car and he should change it the two things, both very easy. The weight saving by moving the battery back and throwing away a fair bit of battery cable will help! The only cases in period when modifications not permitted in Appendix J of the period were done was when the cars were competing as either a GT Prototype or a  “Sports Car” ( Period Appendix J Group 4, same category as D Type Jaguars etc, Sports Racing Cars !), such as Sebring 1959, when amongst other things brakes were different to anything ever homologated. Sebring accepted manufacturer’s Prototype GT cars and Healey took full advantage of the rules. If he can show that a Sprite competed in period with the battery in the boot and the steady bar then he could get approval in GTP category but that is not as useful as GTS. He should avoid anything from 1962, that would put him in the later period and photos from out of period are treated with much suspicion!"

I forwarded Kai's message to John Hopwood who is an appointed MSA reistrar for the 1962 to 65 period, and also to Chris Clegg owner of the original S221 - see their responses above.

A QUESTION FROM KAI ERIKSEN ABOUT FIA HTPapers:
"Last season I raced my S-221 a lot (4 weekends, 8 races) in Sweden, where there are some more Spridgets in the class. And I finished all of the races with respectable results. Now, in 2018, I have to renew my FIA HTP papers. I have sent FIA the new application form and they have replied that: (i) the battery must be in the original position in the engine
compartment, and asking (ii) Is there evidence for the use in period of the engine stabiliser bar?
I have the battery inside, at the rear, in front of the rear axle like the originals: S-221, 410EAO and WJB707.
K EriksenThe battery box is clearly to be seen in photos from their K Eriksenrestorations. I also have a photo where an engine stabiliser bar is mounted in the engine compartment of S-221, dated 2005 in Archers Garage. Is it possible to prove that the alternative battery position and an engine stabiliser bar were used in 1961 – 1962? Maybe you or Jonathan W-B have some old photos where it could be seen? Otherwise I have to move the battery to the original position and remove the engine stabiliser bar. Best regards Kai Roger Eriksen Oslo, Norway".

 

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Sandringham Estate plays host to Norfolk Riviera MG Run
The 15th Norfolk Riviera MG Run, starting and finishing at Sandringham, and organised by the Mid Norfolk Anglia Centre MGCC included Stephen and Michael Nash with their 1965 Sebring Sprite Replica. Link
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PETER MAY ENGINEERING PANELS
It looks like the moulds created by Mike Youles for a customer have ended up with Peter May Engineering. They are now offering the Alexander-derived bonnet and variation of the Peel Fastback which uses Rolls Royce/bentley rear lights. It was also intended to have an opening bootlid.
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NASSAU SPEED WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS ~ 1960s
David Morys says: "I was looking through a book we have at work the subject of which is the Bahama Speed week over the 9253wdyears.The first entry of interest was the 1962 event and there is a picture of the Mk 2 Austin-Healey Sebring Sprite (reg. 9253 WD) driven by John Colgate in the 56 Lap Nassau Trophy race on the 9th December. The race number was 42 and there is an abbreviation in the last column Nraf L20. I guess that it means Not running at finish and the L20 may be retired on Lap 20. I have attached a picture (right) that is attributed thus (J. Owen. Terry O'Neill collection). Is the latter the guy associated with the MG Car Club?DAC
The second picture is 1966 but this is an Austin-Healey Sprite works prototype driven by Ray Cuomo [DAC 952C] in the Nassau Trophy Race to 19th place overall and 1st in class 7. The photo attribution on this picture, also attached is the same as for the previous picture."

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ROB CLUBBE'S NEW LENHAM GT NOW HAS ITS COLOUR ON ~ IN WILL CORRY'S WORKSHOP
Rob is planning to bring the car to various of the 60th anniversary celebrations.

TZA AT CHATEAU IMPNEY 2017 (YOUTUBE)
James Thacker: "I have recently been made aware of this on the internet  from my fellow hill climb driver, Mike Gallery.  If  you fast forward to 2mins and 8 seconds on  YouTube you will see 46 seconds of TZA at the Chateau last July. John has already told me where he thinks i am probably losing  time in the tighter bends !"

Lenham Article
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DHMC SEBRING FOR SALE ON EBAY
at £21,995
fitted with many of the right parts (though NOT a DHMC hardtop and lacks its original Girling calipers) I recall we saw this car being offered before. It seems a modest price for such a car if as good as it is described.
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ADO

Douglas Anderson announces:
ADO 34/50 is to be launched in 2018
He is now at the stage of taking moulds from the buck and hopes to trial fit them to the tub early in the New Year.  Then he will be sorting out the details e.g. side windows, windscreen etc. 

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Lenham
LENHAM LE MANS FOR SALE ON EBAY
Formerly registered FUY 539C this 1965 Midget-based car has an 1150cc engine and is being offered at £19,995
Lenham

WISHING YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR, 2018 ~ MARKING 60 YEARS OF THE SPRITE

 

News ~ December 2017

I have started to put together a web page for "The Brian Archer Trophy".
Ashley

Darryl Davis of Moto-Build Racing Ltd tels me "We have just remoulded the original Ashley fastback style roof for the Frogeye Sprite. We managed to find a perfect one to copy, and can supply this roof in kit form, unpainted but including all windows, rubber seals and gutters to be fitted. Our price for the kit is £1000 + VAT."
Contact Darryl at Moto-Build on 07956451470

Lars
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Kristian Jourgensen from Copenhagen, Denmark tells me that his brother Lars has recently acquired this Frogeye with Monza bonnet and DHMC hardtop No.356 - that makes 30 of these hardtops on our record.
Sidescreens
NICK CONKLIN is looking for a RH sidescreen (or pair) of the early polythene/celluloid type like these. If you can help, please email him
With Trevor Mcilroy's Christmas message came this photo of some of his cars awaiting hibernation until next season.
McIlroy
Frog 4 sale

AND TONY STEVENS FOUND THIS FROGEYE
"with rare Donald Healey Motor Co hardtop AND sidesreens. There are other parts, exhaust manifold, distributor, wide wheels, etc which might indicate some level of tuning in the past". On ebay currently £6,800 expires 27 Dec Wow, ended at £13,200!!

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Hardtop
RANDY ZIMNMERMAN
directed me to this unusual Frogeye hardtop the like of which I have never seen before. presumably designed and built in the States its on ebay there at $699 in Reading, Pennsylvania
Hardtop
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ROBERT VISSER'S RESTORATION OF EX-WORKS RALLY CAR
XOH 276
How about this for a backdrop (left) and look at the detail in that cockpit - amazing!!
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Q Nos
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NICK CONKLIN
has kindly sent in these sheets showing the DHMCo's
Q part Numbers which John Hopwood was looking for. Prices are of course in US Dollars. Would there have been more numbers between 1961 and 68 - probably?

FROM DAVID MORYS:
Dear Martin, Thank you and all your contributors for another wonderful year promoting the Sebring Sprite and various activities around the globe. i would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and prosperous new year. Best wishes, David

Sven
SVEN'S PICKUP

"Merry Christmas - I just picked up our Christmas tree
One of the many uses you can put a Speedwell Sprite to
HO HO HO
Sven

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May I wish all you Sebring Sprite enthusiasts a Very Happy Christmas
and a special 60th year of the Sprite in 2018

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The SPEEDWELL SPRITE which was for sale on ebay
(see lower down this month's page) has now been
SOLD at £7,100

HALL's GARAGE (BOURNE) - TIFOSI SS
"This Sebring kit in blue (above) went to a customer in Scotland. We are now also supplying moulded rear windows [for the Coupe]".

BILL RAWLES CLASSIC CARS: "After work hours Charlie Rawles is making an aluminium Sebring bonnet for his Sprite - using the fibreglass bonnet as a buck - the wheeling machine, edge shrinker, fitting pieces together and tig welding up before final shaping - the bonnet will be lighter, more robust and traditional " See his many other photos on Facebook
Rawles

Frog ID

1960 AUSTIN HEALEY FROGEYE SPRITE ID AND HERITAGE CERTIFICATE - ON EBAY
"The ID is from a Frogeye that was broken for parts back in the day when they were worth nowhere near what they are fetching now, the previous owner kept the shell and ID until it fell apart and was disposed of, the car was never scrapped or sorned and although there are no DVLA documents, the ID should allow you to rebuild the car and hopefully either reclaim the original reg number (again the previous owner has quoted the reg number stated on the heritage cert) or get an age related plate from a DVLA vehicle inspection of the completed vehicle?" Currently at £205 (reserve not met) Expires 20 Dec.

MARTIN HULL - THE SPRINZEL TROPHY RALLY & DVLA RULES
"I’ve just read on your Sebring site of the Sprinzel Trophy Rally, and I remembered reading a report of one such rally in Safety Fast many years ago.  So I dug it out, from April 1964.  The crew in the MkII about to enter the ford were novices, Elizabeth Rietberg and Peter Nelms (see below right).    A Mini, an Anglia, a VW and a Zodiac all finished with clean sheets, and the winners of the Healey Centre Trophy for best performance by an Eastern Centre member were Miss Laura Wilson-Spratt and Miss Maureen Manser in their Sprite, losing only 4 mins and finishing 8th.  
On another subject, I have just received the latest copy of the FBHVC Newsletter and thought the following quote would be of interest...
"We are aware that many people have been confused by the potential use of existing DVLA rules, which is not now going to happen, into thinking this change relates to registration.  May I emphasise most strongly that it does not.  This is not only our view but is shared within DfT and DVLA.  The worst thing that can happen to a historic vehicle which does not qualify as a VHI is that it has to undergo an MoT.”
It seems that not all modified vehicles will be Vehicles of Historic Interest, but they are "moving towards a fairly generic description of a substantial change, which will have the effect of meaning most historic vehicles will qualify."  
And, "The Federation has agreed to be the custodian of an approved list of experts and we will be working to create a fair and equitable method of accession of experts onto the list."  So to me that implies that if one is in doubt about the extent of one’s modifications, then consulting an expert may simply result in a modified car not being classed as a VHI but will still be a historic vehicle, albeit one requiring an MoT.   
Thank you for all the time and effort you put into your excellent web site. Best wishes, Martin Hull".

CHRISTMAS SALE
"A Peter May 1293 fast road engine which has covered 800 miles only (just run in), it was removed when I turned my Sprite into a race car. Steel flywheel, heavy duty clutch, Aldon distributor, alloy back plate, in fact all the goodies. £2500. Also a pair of fibre glass doors, unused £50 ".
Please contact Roger Friend for further information.
ALL NOW SOLD

Mk 2

FROM PETE TAYLOR: "Here is a short video of our LM Sprite replica being tuned at Willshires Garage by the tuning maestro Peter Baldwin. The Rolling road has since been retired and we will miss this facility". LINK

ANDREW STORER'S FROGEYE
"You may be interested to know that I have DHMC hardtop number 106. I bought it from Gordon Elwell as a standard works hardtop. Neither he nor I realised it was an original DHMC hardtop - it was in a poor state and in my store for about a year. When I got round to thinking about having it renovated I began to realise that the apertures for the side screens were for the tall windows which is what I was looking for in the first place so quite an irony. It's cost a fortune to repair but looks brand new. I have just got to get the fittings now and then make it fit.
For your information my car 507 GLK has no history as such. It was however a very late car chassis No 48988 and because of this the first owner tried to reject it claiming he would have bought the MK2 had he have been told about it. After a lengthy court battle he finally accepted the car at a reduced cost and as a result it was first registered on 21 August 1963. Maybe one of the last to be registered? It was overall winner of the AHC Midlands and Overseas Concours on 12th June 2016". CONGRATULATIONS Andrew.

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UWE QUACK
tells me that the car below was made from a kit - ex Kurt Sturm from Baden Baden in Germany.
Uwe's own car is shown right and left at the time of the Tulip Rally in 2009.
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From Albert Voogd: "Last summer I paid a visit to Aaldering Classic Cars in Brummen and to my surprise found a Sebring Sprite parked outside by another visitor. I spoke to the owner who’s name is Quirin Walraven. Quirin told me that he had bought the car as an unfinished project from Classic Car Clinic in Nijmegen. He had finished the car and made the special items like the wooden grille, dash and brass sidescreens by himself. It all looks very special and a bit extravagant to me!  Looking at the missing raingutters I don’t think the coupé top is an Archers replica, maybe it’s one of the  copies made by Classic Car Clinic from Archers kit no. 20(?). Quirin allowed me to make pictures and said he was okay if I’d sent these to you"

Bennetto
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Blayden Tour
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MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR THE LATE TONY BENNETTO
Bob Blayden reports: "I will miss Tony Bennetto. I had formed a good friendship with him over the years, despite his good-natured banter that my car was mostly plastic.  He was a purist regarding Mk I Sprites. I drove down to Melbourne for his memorial service. It was very sad and he will be missed".
And also from Bob down under: "Russ and I are planning a trip next year, driving around Australia in his Mk I Sprite. It should be a real adventure - Russell'ls car being prepared for our trip around Australia (note the new aluminium radiator) We mhope to set off mid April or early May".
WSM
There is a lot on the Hemmings website about WSMs

Climax

Expires 20 Dec
Advertised on ebay are some items to enable a Climax engine to be fitted in a Triumph Herald. the seller also has a sump and backplate to suit the MG Midget engine and gearbox.
SPEEDWELL SPRITE FOR SALE ON EBAY
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This looks like a nice little project for someone. Currently (7 Dec) bids are at £3,605 with 9 days to go. The owner states:
"Up for sale is my Speedwell Sprite which I have owned since 2005, but due to my advancing years and numerous other projects, I have decided to sell. The car started life as a standard Cherry Red Frogeye during 1960, but was modified by Speedwell Performance Conversions, London, I believe during the late 1960's (unfortunately I do not have any paperwork to back this up). From what I was told by the person I bought it off it was used for racing during the Seventies, then stored for many years and re-registered during 2002. The bodywork is fairly rusty, particularly in the floor pans, but I have a very solid American shell which goes with the car. The shell was used for racing in the USA and appears to be straight (although rear wheel arches have been modified/flared) and very sound in all the areas normally rusted out on the home market cars (chassis legs, sills, floors, Spring hangers, doors etc... See pictures). Please feel free to contact me to arrange to discuss or view the car - this would be adviseable prior to bidding so that you can see exactly what you are getting. Happy bidding".
NOW AT £7,100 (27 bids) with 25 hours to go.
DONALD HEALEY MOTOR COMPANY
Q PART NUMBERS
JOHN HOPWOOD, one of the MSA Eligibility Scrutineers, who races his own Sebring, is

"trying to track down a Healey competition parts list that shows their Q part numbers to try and expand on the options shown on the Sebring homologation form options page". Does anyone have a copy of such a document or any idea who might? Feedback



DTA 949C
SEBRING REP FOR SALE:
DTA 949C is up for sale again, now with a central white stripe and priced at £22,450. Built a while ago by Severn Classics for Stephen Griffiths on an MG Midget base.
Find details here .

SIX HOUR RELAYS AT SILVERSTONE 1963 to 67

D Lucas
"More from the 6 Hour Relay: a very wet spell in '63 or '64 - I had the only open car but running on Dunlop SP's so was sent out when the rain came down. Nearly missing the team manager with the sash. Then EAC in colour and 1967".
[Dudley Lucas - Facebook]
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"Two more from 1967: in the pits ready to get back on the circuit, waiting for the sash, and a reminder that in those days the lap times were in the 1:13 to 1:14 range. I wonder what we would have done with the power units of today - probably gone into the scenery very quickly!" [Healeysport - Facebook]]
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THIS MONTH'S CONTRIBUTORS - TO WHOM I SEND MY GRATEFUL THANKS:
Healeysport; Dudley Lucas; David Scothorn; Alistair Ross; Flavien; Bob Blayden; Albert Voogd; Uwe Quack; Andrew Storer; Pete Taylor; Roger Friend; Martin Hull;

 

Earlier items at News 2017, News 2016, News 2015, News 2014, News 2013, News 2012, News 2011 or News 2010

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