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

Sprinzel&Archer


John Sprinzel and the late Brian Archer at Lancaster Mews, London in Nov, 2005.

LATEST UPDATES
20 apr 2014
Bugeye shipment
19 Apr 2014
Easter Goodies
18 Apr 2014
Mike Cockayne's Fastback progress
17 Apr 2014
Museum Trip &
Portuguese Sprite

16 Apr 2014
Letter from Joe
15 Apr 2014
347 RAL ~ Lenham GT
& backplate wanted

14 Apr 2014
Bic's Funeral,
items for sale, etc

11 Apr 2014
"Unseen Le Mans"
10 Apr 2014
IRS for Frog?
9 Apr 2014
Bic Healey
8 Apr 2014
Tom's answer
7 Apr 2014
Monte photos
4 Apr 2014
'For Sale' page updated
3 Apr 2014
More snippets
2 Apr 2014
Bits & Bobs
MEI

John Sprinzel's Austin-Healey Sebring Sprite

(and other special versions of the Austin-Healey Sprite)

I established this website as a celebration of John Sprinzel's Sebring Sprite Coupés, of which only about 6 examples were produced by his London tuning business, and which were raced and rallied by him and other enthusiasts, in the 1960's. The alloy coupé tops and fibreglass Sebring bonnets were built by Williams & Pritchard. Two of the cars took part in the 1961 Sebring 4 hours race in the hands of Stirling and Pat Moss. There were other similar examples, including a fastback version produced (more cheaply) by Peel Coachworks, and I have been gradually expanding the site to include the Donald Healey Motor Company's "works cars" as well as other body variations of the Sprite which were produced in period, and more recently.

Below are just a few of the many categories covered by this site. Photos now number over 3,000 and historical research into the early cars continues thanks to your help and input.

WJB707-001
7080AC-4
5983AV-3
770KNX
Joe Armour
S stone 13
WSM 20
Gaydon-10
Road & Track
Latest News
Front disc brake
Lucky John


This Website:

Perhaps I should just clarify that this is my personal website and that I have no business connection with the organisations referred to. I have built up good relationships, and friendships, with them, before, during and since building my own car in 1993.

Contributions:

Please let me know if you like my site, or have any suggestions for additions or improvements. I would be most grateful to receive your contribution of information or photographs, by completing the feedback form.

(Created in 2000 - Version 3 launched March 2011 and last up-dated 20th April, 2014)

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