Historic Sebring Sprite 1960
The original ‘berlinetta’ fastback lightweight Sebring Sprite reg RTL 304 Featured in John Sprinzel’s book ‘Spritely Years’. See http://www.sebringsprite.com/rtl304.html
The bodywork, with a more attractive lower height windscreen and side windows than other Sebrings, was designed by the late owner/driver Adrian Andrew and built by Alec and Fred of Peels of Kingston, with a Williams and Pritchard bonnet.
“Once, timed at
Adrian competed in over 300 races in the 60s: Nürburgring; Enna; Zolder; Zeltweg; Montlhéry; Monza; Sebring; Norisring; Little Rock; Zandvoort, Le Mans; Targa Florio - plus the usual UK circuits.
There is a large history ﬁle with supporting letters, photographs and Invoices.
And a complete list of all previous owners. (Current owner from 1988)
In 1986 it returned from
Engine is 1380cc, 10:1 compression, MD286 scatter cam, 1.5:1 roller rockers and vernier gears.
Period bucket seats. Original roll bar. Fire extinguisher. 14x5.5 inch 72 spoke competition wire wheels with drilled out knock-ons. Original rear Armstrong adjustable lever-arm dampers. Original large Enots ﬁller cap.
All-black period dashboard gauges by Jaeger/Smiths. Fly-off handbrake, close-ratio straight-cut gearbox. 7.5 inch clutch conversion, competition distributor, LCB exhaust with single rear box, Weber 45 on period inlet manifold. Smaller Jaguar side lights (in keeping with scale of car) contain amber indicator ﬁlament. Bobywork in Gunmetal grey with red leather seats and red carpet. Brake servo ﬁtted for easier road driving.
Just back from rolling road, so it's in tip-top running order. Much sweeter and easier to drive, even with a lumpy scatter cam! 126 bhp @6,500 rpm - “probably more to come at higher revs, but we held it there!”
An historic car with race history - and the original fastback.
Competed in over 300 races in the 60s in
Offered for sale to support lack of pension!
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