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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 Sebring Sprite ~ D20

Of the 6 Williams & Pritchard bodied Sprinzel Coupes believed to have been built, two of them have disappeared. This one was originally registered WJB 727 but on being purchased by (the late) David Seigle-Morris it was re-registered with his personal plate, D20, and raced and rallied very successfully by him during 1961.  It was one of a three car team raced by John Sprinzel Ltd. Like several of the others it was painted steel grey but with fully trimmed interior and David's car was part of the victorious 6 hr relay team at Silverstone and the 500 km team win at the Nurburgring. David then joined the Ford works team driving Lotus Cortinas and the Sebring Coupe was sold to Roger Mac for 1962 ,  - now with the registration 627 SKN - and he used the car for hill-climbingWhen Tom Coulthard was researching his , and Sprinzel's, book "Spritely Years" in the early 1990's he was unable to discover what happened to the car thereafter. However, a recent email received from Kai von Schauroth who races his own Sebring (replica) in Germany, reveals how the missing car was raced in Germany during 1964. Frank Kalkuhl, who is now 80 years old, drove the car at the time and has supplied a number of fascinating photos of the car  at Flugplatz-Trier (opposite).  

Frank's advertisement in the Flying 'A' magazine shown bottom right - photo courtesy of Karsten Stelk- thank you.

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As WJB 727 in early days
D20-1As raced by
David Seigle-Morris
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Now registered 627 SKN
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and racing In Germany
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in 1964
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