Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Sebring Sprite Coupé

Words & photos - Daniel Bevis

What do you get when you cross the perky little Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite with the Healey Speed Equipment Division to create an FIA-recognised homologation special for endurance racing? Er, this - the Sebring Sprite.
This particular one is a recent replica, built by Motobuild and featuring a tweaked 1,380cc engine and straight-cut 'box. The colour scheme was inspired by James Hunt's motif of running his cars in his old school colours; the Sebring's Speedwell Blue with Old English White nose are the boarding house colours of the owner's son.

You can read all about the rebuild here. SuckSqueezeBangBlow spotted the car at Goodwood's 72MM, where it was eagerly guarding the main entrance; more photos here.

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