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Sebring Sprite Latest News

News ~ April 2017

NM carbs
NM carbs
NM carbs

A complete set of H4 1½" SU carbs removed from 1961 Sebring Sprite. Nice and clean, with modified manifold. These carbs are rare these days, and very attractive for APP.K racing in Minis, Spridgets etc. Worldwide shipping possible. Price - £550
Contact Nikolaj Mortensen via email

Spr Yrs


A REASONABLY PRICED COPY OF "SPRITELY YEARS" IS CURRENTLY FOR SALE ON EBAY AT £70

PARTS FOR SALE

Complete quarter elliptic wire conversion (rear axle,front suspension etc)
1275 engine with Toyota 5 speed gear box and all parts to fit it.
Late Mk2 Sprite dashboard with instruments and very rare steering wheel bezel.
Contact Tony Griffiths by email.


DAN'S GOODWOOD PHOTOS
I've started processing some 40 great shots from the Weslake Cup sent in by Dan Paul, with more to come shortly.
SPEEDWELL REV COUNTER
Mark Wilson has now developed a 10K RPM Speedwell gauge and has one available now, built up with an original Weston case.
£245
more
Weslake Cup Report nears completion but a large gallery of photos still to add.
Ecosse
Part of the unfortunate result of James Dean's collision with Richard Woolmer's BXN at Goodwood. See YouTube
Corry
Peter May Eng
are also now offering copies of Will Corry's special bonnet.


TEAM RAINFORD

Team Rainford
OLLY FRIEND'S first race, at Donnington, - rotor arm broke after 6 laps due to the dizzy touching the steering column.
RF
CAN ANYONE ASSIST TONY HEYWORTH WITH THE RESTORATION OF HIS W & P HARDTOP?

Hi Martin, Great website and very interesting to read that William & Pritchard were more involved in the Sebring Sprites than I thought. I acquired a William & Pritchard Sebring Hardtop to replace my works hardtop on a MKIV Austin Healey Sprite. It needs restoring and I've been looking for a restored example to act as a reference or a knowledgeable owner to share experiences and pictures. Sometime ago I met an owner of an MG Midget with W&P hardtop, Damien Saunders and he was the inspiration to find a W&P hardtop. I saw that you helped out another interested party with an introduction to Tim Saunders (not sure if they are related...) It would be great if you could put me in touch. I'm also looking for someone who could potentially help with the hardtop restoration. Many thanks, Tony (Wokingham, Berkshire, UK).
Email Tony if you can assist, please.

LM
LE MANS START 1968
The Roger Enever/Alec Poole Sprite No.50 about to get under way.
[Karsten Stelk]
YAD 835
James Colburn's WINNING LENHAM GT IS ALSO UP FOR SALE
Link
SS1800


FOLLOWING THEIR OUTINGS IN THE WESLAKE CUP
both Shaun Rainford's SS 1800 (link) and Daryl Davis's new Sebring Rep are on the market, the latter at £35,000

Weslake 4

SPRINZEL IN ACTION IN THE 60'S

JS
JS
JS
JS
"Start of the 1958 Liege, sadly a broken stub axle put us out when very well placed" JS
"Stuart and I on the top of the lonely Vivionne Pass heading for a class win on the 1959 Liege" JS
2214 UE Liege - 1960.
JS with the car's owner John Patten. They came 3rd overall and won their class.
JS with Willy Cave and the TR RAC Rally 1962, 15th overall, 4th in class. [Photos kindly sent in by Pierre Lequeux]

A SUBSEQUENT EMAIL FROM MIKE CURTIS reads: "Martin, I have now made contact with Peter Caldwell, by email, who was most helpful. Anyone wanting information / prices, make contact direct as per your original web site contact information".

ADJUSTABLE LEVER ARM SHOCK ABSORBERS
Mike Curtis writes: "I was looking into the availability of these, due to the (in my view) high price for ‘new’ standard units. It seems Peter May is not the UK agent. One needs to contact ‘World Wide etc’ in the USA direct. I have tried to get in touch, but no joy thus far. It occurs to me that there must be scope for someone in the UK to produce similar, for a variety of Classic marques, particularly bearing in mind the premium prices charged by the likes of Frontline for upgrades, which in my experience are not that much of an improvement!"
Any suggestions will be forwarded.
I pointed out the Peter Caldwell items but Mike has had difficulty contacting Peter in USA.

McIlroy
McIlroy
C Carlisle
This new book by Pablo Raybould tells of CHRISTABEL CARLISLE's motor racing career £23.50 incl UK post. He can be contacted by email

Trevor McIlroy sent in these great images (above) of the first round of the N.I. Hill climb championship held at Croft, Holywood Co Down N.I. on 1st April. This is their standard bodied Sebring, on its first outing in the 2017 season. 

Paul Garside's Sebring Rep which he bought last year from Richard Sands looking very smart.

Garside

.I hear there is to be a "Spridget 60 Meet at Zandvoort 27-29 July 2018". (I am trying to find out more).

PME fastback

PETER MAY ENGINEERING
are now producing a Sebring fastback top with opening boot lid and modified to take Rolls/Bentley rear lights. They also mention (on Facebook) that they are expecting a first batch of Alexander bonnets soon.

1293cc FAST ROAD ENGINE FOR SALE
Having built himself a 1071cc motor, Nikolaj Moertensen is now offering his 1293 for sale. With 11:1 c/r; std journals; fully balanced; ARP bolts and Mahle bearings; lightened/balanced S con rods; centre main strap; 29/33 valves; 11 stud 12G940 head; baffled sump, etc it is to a pretty high spec. Asking price is £4,950. Email him.

Goodwood Weslake Cup 2017 ~ I have started to put together a page about the race

STILL FOR SALE IN FRANCE - SYLVAIN PROYART'S SEBRING SPRITE REPLICA

Sylvain
(1960), LHD. Complete with FIA HTP papers, 2016. Ready to race. and based in France (near Paris). Offers on £32,000. For more information and photos, etc please contact Sylvain by Email
Sylvain

Bill Prout's standard-bodied Sebring For Sale in the USA

Prout
Prout
Prout
Prout
Finished with the exception of some interior and engine details and presently fitted with a W & P Sebring bonnet and hardtop. The car recently ran at the Lime Rock Park Vintage Fall Festival finishing 2nd in class to an Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ. Just about everything on the car is new or rebuilt  and it has both a Frogeye and Sebring bonnets. Bill has recently spent 30,000 USD on new parts and labor. A short video is on YouTube. The car is now for sale at US $ 60,000. Contact Bill by email if interested.
Speedwell
Just 4 hours left as I write if you want a set of Speedwell door handles offered on ebay at 'Buy Now' price of £500
Corry
Will Corry's Sebring in preparation for the Weslake Cup ~ what happened to him in the race?
Bob Hinchliffe
recently received his opening left hand side-screen and reports he is delighted with it.
Hinch
AdamsBrown
Rare ADAMS & BROWN bonnet for sale on Gumtree
in Australia
at Aus$1195

Orson spinner
Dave Wood of Orson Equipment reports:

"We have finally finished the (latest batch of Sebring) front hubs – and have also made the “special" (Sebring) spinners. We have a couple of pairs of front (hub)s left if anyone is interested. Contact Dave by email or phone: (UK) 01902 906290"
www.orsonequipment.co.uk

Back at the desk this morning (Apr 5th) after 2+ weeks away so lots of catching up to do, not least my report on the Weslake Cup though it must all be old news by this time. Any photos and stories of the event to complete the 'picture' appreciated. While away my email was hacked so the PC has to go to our local geek for attention leaving me without it for a day or 2.

 

Earlier items at News 2017, News 2016, News 2015, News 2014, News 2013, News 2012, News 2011 or News 2010

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