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

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WER 354 ~ Bill Franklin/Denys Burgess

(owned by Tom Coulthard, and formerly by his brother, Leonard)

According to "Spritely Years", of which Tom was co-author, WER was built in January 1960 and was the first Sprinzel road test car - an article published in Motoring News on 25th August that year. On the 1961 Monte it went 'over the time limit' on deep, rutted snow near Le Puy, but the following year (Burgess/Daughtry) it finished 10th in class, and 223rd overall. The engine had a genuine Harry Weslake Sebring head, further modified by Don Moore, a friend of Denys Burgess, and there was also a 12 gallon fuel tank. Franklin and Burgess were regular Monte privateers.

Believed sold by Burgess in autumn 1962, the car disappeared until Brian Fisher acquired it in 1965 and used it for sprints, hillclimbs and autocross events, including winning the British National Autocross at Taunton in August, 1965.

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WER 354
1961 Monte Carlo Rally
[Spritely Years]
In 1965, when sold by Wild Goose Garages in Dursley.
WER model
a model of the car [TC]