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


Speedwell Tuning Conversions Ltd

Sliding Door Handles for the Sprite & Midget

Speedwell Door Handle

These sliding exterior door handles were produced to assist owners of early Sprites and Midgets in gaining easier access to their car which initially only had interior handles reached by putting a hand through the side window. Made of Mazak these handles tended to deteriorate with small blisters appearing through the chrome plating. However they can be restored and re-chromed even though the finish may have a limited life. Now quite expensive if you can find a pair, the above drawings may assist in fitting them to a car. On occasions I have found the handles fitted slightly further forward than shown, this necessitating an extended lever. Some modern copies of the handles have been produced from time to time. The originals are inscribed: J(oseph) Fray Ltd of Birmingham, (mainly a club badge manufacturer) presumably the firm who made the castings.

* * * * * * * *

Speedwell fibreglass bonnets & hardtops

Speedwell bonnet
Speedwell bonnet
Speedwell Speedwell
Williams & Pritchard
Sebring Type 1
Speedwell Monza
Williams & Pritchard hard-top for Mark 2 Sprite
Williams & Pritchard Hard-top for Mark 1 Sprite

In addition to marketing their own Monza bonnet with, or without, additional side air intakes, Speedwell marketed Williams & Pritchard's Sebring Type 1 bonnet and their hardtops.

Speedwell Cylinder Heads Cylinder Head

Speedwell produced these modified cast iron cylinder heads as well as their aluminium examples for both the 948cc and 1098cc engines.


More items to follow on this page