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JPSmit
07-28-2011, 11:19 AM
Sebring Sprite for Sale (https://www.autotraderclassics.com/classic-car/1959-Austin_Healey-Sprite-498101.xhtml;jsessionid=76738F379C5466F54814B02EDE 275211?conversationId=349999)

aeronca65t
07-28-2011, 11:27 AM
Nice car, but you'd be paying over $100,000 for "provenance".

Not for me.

I'd bet a dollar to a dime that my car has much more actual, on-track racing history than that car.

BlueMax
07-28-2011, 03:34 PM
I'll see your dollar and raise you five!!!

https://www.fantasyjunction.com/cars/1104...Racing%20Engine (https://www.fantasyjunction.com/cars/1104-Austin%20Healey-Sebring%20Sprite-Original%20Type%20XSP%20Factory%20Racing%20Engine)

apbos
07-28-2011, 06:59 PM
BCF Sebring Sprite (https://www.britishcarforum.com/bcforum/ubbthreads.php/topics/633280/AN5_8145_Pictures#Post633280) I saw the sister car, a few years back. It is still for sale locally at a lower price, than this one. It is not your ordinary Bugeye. It has been on the track a few times since restoration.
Paul


Greatings from Cannon Beach OR.

HealeyRick
07-28-2011, 07:49 PM
When I restored my '59 bugeye in the late '70s, I based it on the factory Sebring cars. I was able to buy a lot of factory competition parts that allowed me to end up with a good approximation of those cars, although I'm nowhere close to being a clone or replica. Truth is, the '59 cars were not that heavily modified, putting out about 55 bhp. R&T did a test of the Sebring car here: https://www.sebringsprite.com/pdf%20files/Road%20&%20Track%20Road%20Test.pdf and John Christy, editor of Sports Car Graphic, drove one of the race cars from Sebring to LA. The Sebring mods were incorporated into the BMC Special Tuning Guide and made an original bugeye a lot more fun to drive. Here's my Sebring wannabe "at speed"

https://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j222/healeyrick/Stapleton-14-1.jpg