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WSM Sprite tours Amelia Island

Today we ran into Bill Emerson’s WSM Sprite on the Passport Transport Eight Flags Road Tour for the 2015 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.

The WSM Sprite was originally conceived by Douglas Wilson-Spratt as a Bugeye Sprite with a streamlined fiberglass body. In 2012 this car was built as a Sanction II model by the Spratt family utilizing an original 1964 Sprite donor car.

Bill is no stanger to Austin-Healey’s as he is the author of The Healey Book which chronicles every car and boat created by Donald and Geoff Healey between 1946 & 1978.

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RM Sotheby’s auctioning the ultimate Healey

As we look forward to visiting the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, a highlight will be this 1955 Austin-Healey 100S offered by RM Sotheby’s with an estimate of $975,000 – $1,375,000 USD.

The highlights of this chassis are listed as:

*The first chassis of just fifty built of this special alloy-bodied racing model
*The fourth car to be finished; custom-ordered for actor Jackie Cooper
*Delivered to Cooper at the 1955 12 Hours of Sebring race
*Driven by Cooper, with co-driver Roy Jackson-Moore
*The only 100S delivered in Spruce Green

Pictures by Clint Davis ©2015 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

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Sold: 1962 Austin-Healey Sprite

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1962 Austin-Healey Sprite
-The Eponymous Bugeye Sprite
-Recent bare-metal restoration by Jetstream Custom Auto
-Purchased from Arizona with no rust
-Fitted with original Bugeye heater system and working blower motor.
-New interior trimming
-Upgraded with 1275 engine including the ribbed transmission
-Chassis AN5L/37059
-Sold as is with no warranties.

Sold: 1966 Austin-Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8

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1966 Austin-Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8 chassis HBJ8L/34483
-One of the nicest and well-sorted Healeys to come into the shop.
-Desirable BJ8 features such as a curved windshield, windup windows and extra ground clearance.
-Gorgeous wooden dashboard amidst a vibrant red interior.
-Authentic 3-year Restoration to exacting standards
-Received Gold level certification in 2000 from the Austin-Healey Concours Registry
-Careful and occasional use on rallies and shows since restoration
-Comes with original steering wheel and four 60-spoke painted wire wheels for concours display
-Comes with a nice original copy of the driver’s handbook and work shop manual.
-Retains original keys from new!
-Sold as is, with all defects and no warranties.

Contact Richard Owen at 250 891 7475 daytime.

Bugeye at Canepa

1959 Austin-Healey Sprite

On route to the Monterey festivities we stopped by Canepa Group Inc which is Bruce Canepa’s impressive museum, salesroom and restoration facility in Scotts Valley, California. Among the world-class Porsches, Ferraris and Lamborghinis we spotted this diminutive Austin-Healey Sprite which was purchased new in 1959 by J.P. Whitaker who actively raced the car from 1959 to 1967.

Canepa says the 19,500 listed on the odometer is believed to be correct and many of those were from towing the car to various events behind J.P’s matching Plymouth Valiant Station Wagon.

We have included photos of this exceptionally originally Bugeye and also some images from Canepa’s restoration facility.

1959 Austin-Healey Sprite

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