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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

 

Peter White's Fastback replica

recently assembled in New Zealand

Peter White has been painstakingly assembling this Archer's Replica Sebring Fastback for its rally début. As you can see it has a unique feature in that the rear window is made to lift like a tailgate, to comply with NZ motorsport regulations. He tells me that the window is formed in Lexan MR10 which can't be cold or hot formed so Peter had to make up a frame to hold it in a stressed position so that its curve conforms to the body shape. The front suspension has "coil-overs" which sit inside the spring tower...again to conform to the historic class in which he plans to run the car. It must use all the original suspension but you are allowed to add to it .. the old damper body is gutted and just becomes a pivot point. Brakes are "free". He has used Honda Integra discs. From what I can see the car also has a cross-flow cylinder head and twin Weber carburettors. On 6th Nov 2010 Peter reported the car all but finished. He says: "The brakes work really well (discs all round) but for safety reasons I have started to build up a twin brake master cylinder pedal box which will just fit (but with nothing to spare)".

[April, 2013: The car is now owned by Mark Gagnon in the USA]

 

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The rolling shell
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Rear suspension mods
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The power unit
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Cross-flow head
Rear tailgate
Looks good closed too
Coming together well
(Photos below added 30th Jan, 2011)
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The car nears completion
Smart interior
Another engine view
Looks great.

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