Home / Rally Cars For Sale / 1959 Austin Healey Bonneville Sebring Sprite Classic Rally Car

1959 Austin Healey Bonneville Sebring Sprite Classic Rally Car

£27500
Posted 13.11.2018 in

Rally Cars for sale

Rally Preparation Services is pleased to offer for sale this wonderful little Bonneville Sebring Sprite classic rally car. It is believed to be the only example with a FIA historic technical passport and has been with the same owner for 27 years.

The Healey Sprite was introduced in 1958 as a ‘joie de vivre’ low cost sports car to complement the successful MGA. Designed by Donald Healey and his sons utilising many existing BMC components, the car was an instant success and gained the affectionate moniker ‘Frogeye’ due to the prominent headlamps. (Incidentally, the headlamps were originally conceived as retractable but this feature was scrapped on the grounds of cost). Light, small and nimble, the car soon found its way into competition, and the works entry of John Sprinzel immediately took a class win on the 1958 Alpine Rally. Fast is good. Faster is better. Healey and Sprinzel set to work to improve the Sprite fitting disc brakes and later a revised front bodywork to produce the Sebring Sprite. Although never produced by BMC, it is a model recognised in its own right by the FIA. Meanwhile back in Abingdon, the BMC competitions department set about developing a supercharged version to capture land speed records at the famous Bonneville Salt Flats. Flushed with success, a supercharger was subsequently offered as a tuning option and hence the supercharged Bonneville was subsequently homologated in 1962.  

This cracking classic rally car has been loved, developed and campaigned by its current owner for 27 years. With approximately 20 major rallies under the tyres including two entries on the Monte Carlo Historique, two on the Classic Marathons, Liege- Rome-Liege, two outings on The Rally of the Tests, various class wins and even a concours trophy, this Bonneville Sprite has an impressive sporting pedigree. This is a working competition car with ‘all the right bits, comes with an extensive documentation file, membership of a select club and is only available due to the owner being a little less ‘spritely’ than he was.

All viewings welcomed by appointment only at Rally Preparation Services. All enquiries please to Martin on martin@rpscvm.com or telephone 01993 358009

Specification:

  • Original 948 A series bored to 962cc. 80BHP
  • Big valve cylinder head
  • Lightened flywheel.
  • Shorrock C75 Supercharger
  • Long centre branch exhaust
  • Oil cooler
  • Triple row radiator.
  • Correct smooth case gearbox with needle roller bearings.
  • Straight cut close ratio gear kit.
  • 4.5:1 differential
  • Uprated half-shafts and bearings
  • Uprated front lever arm dampers and springs with negative camber kit.
  • 1” anti-roll bar.
  • Telescopic rear dampers and adjustable ¼ elliptic rear springs
  • Lockheed “Thin” front discs & uprated rear drums.
  • Wire Wheels 
  • Works type 9 gallon fuel tank with guard.
  • Sump guard
  • Twin facet pumps
  • Bespoke wiring loom
  • Period Sebring seats
  • Works type glass fibre top.
  • Williams & Pritchard Sebring front.
  • Aluminium jack.
  • Our users value for money rating
    Value for Money: 
    No votes yet
    rpsrally
    01993358009
    witney, United Kingdom

    Contact Seller

    Similar Adverts

    Rally car stand alone clutchless downshift system

    Posted 10.09.2010 in Rally Car Parts for sale
    Flatshifter 'blip' stand alone Clutchless downshift system for all sequential transmissions (autoblip) blips the throttle for your when downshifting exactly the right amount at exactly the correct time ]every time no more heel & toe required works on motorbikes upto v10 engines +44 01206 322557 or www.flatshifter.com SEQUENTIAL SHIFT !! Can yo...
    £725.00
    COLCHESTER, United Kingdom

    Rally car full throttle clutchless upshifts & clutchless down shifts

    Posted 02.06.2011 in Rally Car Parts for sale
    DO YOU HAVE A SEQUENTIAL SHIFT !! Can you do this???? Select 1st gear pull away give full throttle snatch 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th not once coming of full throttle or touching the clutch, corner approaching left foot braking at the last moment keeping suspension even and balanced to work at its optimum, keep braking ease of throttle snatch 5th 4th 3rd...
    £0.00
    United Kingdom

    Complete front suspension assembly for Westfield SEi, SEiW, SEight

    Posted 04.08.2017 in kit car parts for sale
     Setup is :-     Standard M16 calipers with EBC Greenstuff pads     EBC drilled and vented discs     Fluke Motorsport cycle wings (bonded not bolted) and standard brackets     Standard track front wishbones with bushes     Factory supplied Spax and 375lb springs     Cortina (standard) uprights and hubs     All bolts, bu...
    £1250
    County Durham, United Kingdom

    Bike powered sports car quickshifter kits

    Posted 10.03.2012 in kit car parts for sale
    DO YOU HAVE A SEQUENTIAL SHIFT !! Can you do this???? Select 1st gear pull away give full throttle snatch 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th not once coming of full throttle or touching the clutch, corner approaching left foot braking at the last moment keeping suspension even and balanced to work at its optimum, keep braking ease of throttle snatch 5th 4th 3rd...
    £0.00
    COLCHESTER, United Kingdom

    Electric gear shifts for sequential gearbox`s

    Posted 03.04.2009 in Rally Car Parts for sale
    New affordable electric gearshift system, change up and down the gearbox effortlessly at the click of a button or flick of a paddle (optional extra| complete system only £495 or special offer buy with the flatshifter expert system (full throttle clutchless upshifts and clutchless downshifts & autoblip &; £595 buy both systems together for...
    ££499.00
    colchester, United Kingdom

    Historic Healey Sprite 1275

    Posted 08.03.2009 in Race Cars for sale
    1971 Austin Healey Sprite. Fully refurbished and ready to race! Full race 1275cc engine. repainted and comes complete with refurbished trailer. All welding done with new lower rear quarters, front hangers, lower bulkheads and lots more. floors strengthened and 6-point roll cage. Nice and tidy historic car with excellent manners and very, very ...
    €6,500

    1976 Jensen GT Classic Rally Car

    Posted 12.10.2018 in Rally Cars for sale
    IDEAL FOR USE ON Three Castles Trial , Paris to Biarritz, London to Lisbon, Icelandic Saga, Summer Trial, Odyssey Italia 2 Rally Preparation Services is pleased to offer this very rare and truly very special 1976 Jensen GT classic rally car. With only 54 believed to be left in the UK, it is doubtful that you will find a better example or on...
    £30000
    witney, United Kingdom

    1948 Ford Coupe Long Distance Rally Car

    Posted 18.01.2018 in Rally Cars for sale
    Rally Preparation Services is pleased to offer this 1948 Ford Coupe classic car for sale. This long-distance endurance rally car was originally prepared to tackle one of the toughest driving challenges in the world – the Peking to Paris Motor Challenge but the car has yet to enter a competition or take to the start line. A unique opportunity to a...
    £65000
    Witney, United Kingdom

    1939 Chevrolet Coupe Long Distance Rally Car

    Posted 17.01.2018 in Rally Cars for sale
    Rally Preparation Services is pleased to offer for sale this beautifully presented 1939 Chevrolet Master Coupe classic car for sale, currently located in the U.S.A. This long-distance endurance rally car is a proven turn key ready to go package for anybody who wants to go endurance rallying either as a novice or experienced competitor looking for a...
    £80000
    Witney, United Kingdom
    © 2006-2018 Raced & Rallied
    Classifieds web design by eConcepts.co.uk
    Customize This