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


Recent Car Sales

Sale prices accumulated from information available - accuracy cannot be fully guaranteed.

Ex-Andrew Hedges
Sprinzel Coupe meticulously rebuilt over many years by Jonathan Whitehouse-Bird
On market autumn 2018
a six-figure sum is being
776 KNX
On market
November 2018
US$ 185,000 asking
Genuine original ex-works rally car newly restored by Robert Visser
Sept 2018
A recently built alloy-bodied Sprinzel coupe using parts from an original car and new Craig Chapman body panels.
Sept 2018
Bonhams auction at the Goodwood Revival
DTA 949C
Newly completed replica of Steve Griffiths, based on a 1965 MG Midget, sold at auction for £15,950
June 2016
HNX 455D
Ex-Works 1966 Le Mans/Sebring Donald Healey Motor Co aluminium race car.
Sold by Jim Prentice through CCK Historic to Oldtimer Galarie Rosenau in Germany.
[Price achieved unknown]
18th Feb 2016
603 MUY
Archer Replica Sebring Coupe built by Steve Norton, 2014
Sprite Meet 10
Sold to Simon Durling, hill-climber, at something below its initial asking price of £30,000.
January 2016
USU 607
Red Sebring Coupe Replica
USU 607
Sold by Mike Prangnell
to Bob Hinchliffe
[Sale price unknown but an earlier offer of £18k was accepted but fell through]
Dec 2015/Jan 2016
510 DWD
Works-modified Mark 2 in barn-find condition with XSP engine, wires and Thin Disc brakes
510 DWD - 8
Offered initially at $40,000, later reduced to $25,000 (about £16,200 UK) Sold by Tony Giordano to Will Corry
Nov 2015
650 FTX
Supercharged Mark 1 Sprite with Pema bonnet 1275 engine and other mods.
650 FTX
Sold at the H & H auction at Duxford and acquired by Peter Jackson for £6,160
14th Oct 2015
LNX 629E
The 1968 Sebring/Targa 'works' car sold in damaged condition but with its XSP engine & 5 speed gearbox.
Seller: the Estate of the late John Baglow (via Bonhams at Beaulieu) for £28,000 + commission of 15%. Acquired by Paul Woolmer.
6th Sept 2014

2341 UE
A supercharged standard-bodied Sebring Sprite with history (formerly owned by John Baker)

Front view
Seller: Ian Grainger
(asking figure was £45,000) acquired by the Healey Museum NL
Feb 2014
Sutherland Sebring car
Historic 1959 Sebring race car
butch gilbert-14
Seller: Butch Gilbert (was on market at $135,000 (£80,000)
Jan 2014
NSU 368
The Late Mike Sutton's Coupe replica which he left to the RSPB
sidebar image
Achieved something a little below the asking price of
Dec 2013
acquired by Bob Heppell
from Specialized Vehicle Solutions Limited, Eccles, Manchester
1413 WD
Ecurie Ecosse
re-creation built in the 1990's
Ecurie Ecosse

(£61,980 incl prem)

1st Dec 2013 sold at Bonhams auction by Dick Skipworth to his son, Nick
5435 WD
Frank Tiedman's 1961 ex-Clive Baker, ex-Nick Ramus Sebring Sprite, needing restoration.
5435 WD 7


(£36,800 incl commission)

12th July 2013
(Bonhams auction at Goodwood Festival of Speed)
585 MY
Restored 1960 Speedwell GT built for Keith Grant, later raced by Antonio Bertini
585 MY 1


July 2013
(a private sale after the Coys auction on 29th June) now on market thru Brian Classic (2014)
4646 UE
A standard-bodied Sebring Sprite with Ashley bonnet, needing total restoration
4646 UE


June 2013
HNX 455D
1966 "works" Sebring (Hawkins/Makkinen) & Le Mans car.
HNX 455D

[bids reached £170,000]

withdrawn as failed to reach reserve. Guide price was £200 - 220,000

27th April 2013
(Coys, Ascot)
NSU 368
The late Mike Sutton's well-finished Sprinzel Sebring replica
Mike Sutton Rep


April 2013
H & H Classic Car Auction,
for the RSPB (Sold again - see above)
The former Rene Arnaud Archer's Replica (No.3) now fitted with alloy top and with FIA papers

€63,000 (£55,000)

February 2013
A private sale at the Retromobile Show
500 URX
Graham Henderson's Sprinzel Sebring Replica sold to Mark Prangnell (now in Phillipines)
Henderson 43

Price achieved unknown

January 2013
932 JPA
Unfinished Replica Sprinzel Sebring built by the late Peter James - sold to Colin Danks
P James Rep
Asking price was £15,750 (sold at a figure close to this)
Nov 2012/Jan 2013
Peter White's Sebring
NZ Fastback replica
Peter White

Asking price was $30,000

(sold to USA)

Sept/Dec 2012
Stephen Bowen's Sprinzel Sebring Replica, sold to John Beunk
S Bowen 4
Euros 14,500
August 2012
OFH 175
The late Ronnie Coia/
Mark Warne

Initially priced at £25,000, subsequently reduced to £20,000
sold at ? £18K

October 2011
The Lumbertubs Sprite
Dave Owen/Ian Burford


[sold through this website]

June 2011
410 EAO
Meticulously re-constructed by Jonathan Whitehouse-Bird and sold to Jim Lowry
best bid £77k
Failed to sell at Coys auction
but later sold privately
Jan/Aug 2011
DAC 952C
The first of the wind-tunnel "works" Sprites which ran at Sebring in 1965
Was up for sale on Ebay where it reached
US $88,988 (£58,400)
but the reserve was not met. Subsequently purchased by Bruno Verstraete
August 2010
8426 UE
"The Roadster"
1961 works Sebring entry for Ed Leavens and John Colgate finishing 3rd in class.
Sold for $69,300 incl buyer's premium in the
Automobiles of Amelia Island auction presented by RM Auctions