1963 Austin-Healey Sebring Sprite Mk 2 Evocation
We are delighted to offer this superbly constructed John Sprinzel Sebring Sprite evocation. Built to the highest standard on a 1963 Austin-Healey Sprite base, the car has a full Sebring conversion body kit by the famed Archers Garage and is an accurate replica of this iconic competition car.
The Sprinzel Sebring Sprite Coupe made its debut at the London Racing Car Show in 1961, and whilst only six examples were built, two of these were raced at Sebring that year by Stirling and Pat Moss. The other examples were to be rallied and raced with much success.
During the period a number of body variants of the Sprite were produced, but none were so revered and aesthetically pleasing as Sprinzel’s design.
This Sebring evocation is probably the best currently available and is presented in immaculate order throughout. Powered by a 1275cc ‘fast road’ spec engine breathing through a 40DCOE Weber carb, all running gear has been overhauled or replaced, including front springs from Brian May and fitment of a Panhard rod by Frontline Engineering to the rear. The original 1098cc engine is included, this having been reported, the head skimmed and the crank reground and polished. A number of additional spares are also included in the sale.
The intention was to use the car for road use and occasional sprints, track days and hillclimbs - it has in fact taken part in Firle hillclimb and a couple of track days at Goodwood. It is properly sorted and has covered only around 2000 miles since completion and the car is only now available due to a recent house move.
A properly compiled history file is provided, as is a technical information file and vast number of receipts from March 2015, when the car was purchased from ADW Automotive of Worcestershire.
A joy to drive and attracting considerable interest wherever it is seen, this is a very rare opportunity to purchase such a unique motor car.
For more information and to arrange an appointment to view please call me on 01420-474919 or 07710-364945
We are located 10 minutes from the A3 at Petersfield.
Viewing strictly by appointment please.