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


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

6 Aug 2014
4 Aug 2014
1 Aug 2014
Ocee Ritch Article &
Bill Prout's Sprite

30 July 2014
Denis Welch
29 July 2014
Silverstone Classic
28 July 2014
New article & photo from Joe Armour
25 July 2014
Hardtop maker?
22 July 2014
Bits & Bobs
21 July 2014
All the latest news
18 July 2014
Racer for Sale
New photos of WJB

17 July 2014
Message from Jimski
16 July 2014
Stiles/Sutherland pics
15 July 2014
News of UUV 398
& LNX rally pics

12 July 2014
HNX photos
11 July 2014
Various news
10 July 2014
9 July 2014
Pete Taylor dry sump
7 July 2014
Bits & Bobs
3 July 2014
693 LAC photo
2 July 2014
WJB for Museum

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.

Joe Armour
S stone 13
WSM 20
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.


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 6th August, 2014)

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