1966 AUSTIN HEALEY SPRITE MkIII

DRIVEN CONCOURS COMPLETE ROTISSERIE RESTORATION/VERY
EXACTING SPECIFICATIONS/GORGEOUS BARE METAL TORCH RED/BLACK
INTERIOR WITH WHITE PIPING/BLACK TOP/CUSTOM TONNEAU
COVER/EVERY ASPECT JUST BRAND NEW/FULL COMPLETE 1275 cc ENGINE
BUILD/CARB SETUP/BRITISH TECH FINAL SETUP/REBUILT
TRANSMISSION/FULL GAUGES/ALL MECHANICALS FRESH/SUSPENSION
BETTER THAN NEW/BRAKING SYSTEMS/LIGHTING NEW/FULL NEW
CHROME/UPDATED WHEELS/RADIALS/ALIGNMENT/PERHAPS THE ‘BEST
EVER’/COMPLETE RESTORATION HISTORY/2000+ HOURS/FINAL WORK
COMPLETED FALL 2018/FEATURED IN THE JUNE 2016 HEALEY MARQUE
MAGAZINE WITH ALL BUILD INFORMATION/THEN FINISHED BY FRASER
DANTE/COLLECTION QUALITY

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1966 Austin Healey Sprite that is simply the finest Sprite that one could image, a gorgeous bare metal Red exterior with a full complete ground up build delivering a rust free presentation with a full new engine, drivetrain and suspension, black seats with white trim, the photo and receipted documentation of the 1275 cc engine that is ‘new’ today, this was initially done with the article that is the June 2016 Healey Marque Magazine that is 10 pages of photos and extensive write-up, then the final work completed at Fraser Dante, it is really fantastic!  There are two massive books plus enormous  group of receipts that document this fabulous build! (LINKS) that show some the documented work, See the photo of the Sprite in the bare metal with the notation of Modell Serial Number HAN8L/62768, engine # 123V/5877/110440, body #ABL 053260…then see the end of this report to see all the details in the build! Gregg Cameron and his son Jonathan set out to "save" this Healey Sprit  and restore it to the highest level possible that the original factory would envy, over 2,000 hours labor brought it to the exacting standards you see before you today…this is even before the final work at Fraser Dante with its ace British mechanic did the final restoration as the first team just ran out of steam,  the enthusiasm and love for British cars and sports cars in general brought this father and son together for the project of their lives, Dad is an ex-racer well known to the Southeast racing and building of sports cars and along with the fully grown son have worked hand in hand to build this ground up restoration,  has the fully built engine to standards better than new, initially completed in July of 2016 in a just gorgeous bare metal Torch Red paint, this very amazing rust free body and full chassis presents just amazingly, the hard work and dedication put forth during this project can be seen in every detail as the car remains in freshly restored condition,  has such ‘great eyes’ as the car is better than new from the factory, (LINK) before restoration with VIN HAN8L62768, Fraser Dante did the finish work before this went into a local collection, thusly fully checked for excellent performance (LINK), there is an enormous photo file in the 2 binders of this build to document the work for historical and investment purposes (LINK), now to finish the completed look, a black custom tonneau cover is part of this build, just the finest Austin Healey Sprite this writer has even seen, car better than new from the factory,  has such ‘great eyes’ as the car is better than new from the factory being so solid and new suspension, Full wiring diagrams (LINK),

then in October 2018, this is back for the final work to be sold again, Fraser Dante spent some 10 hours with our professional British tech setting the valves and do the final engine adjustments with the carbs restored and tuned, after the above engine work, then the final road testing and setup of the carbs, valve settings, timing and linkage was accomplished by the top British technician at Fraser Dante ready for the setup for Fall 2016 driving, this went to a good friend of ours who now we have from his estate, we now have set up just great but still will need some break in as this is really a ‘new’ car,

Paint and body:  the goal on this build of this terrific Sprite was to take a car that needed everything and then do just everything to the complete body and chassis to make sure that this is rust free, that way the future is bright for the car’s future, the paint is a modern Corvette Torch Red, it is a base coat PPG Acrylic Urethane with clearcoat and a clearcoat Activator (SEE LINK),  great effort expended by the builder to make sure that this is a solid car, the finish has just great luster and looks amazing outside,

NOTE: the recent work was done after Fraser Dante found this very nice car, it went through our shop to bring up to a great driven show standards, then sold to a friend of ours and then maintained with records for about three years while doing about 100 miles, unfortunately then this sat in is heated garage for almost two years while cancer took its toll, now back at Fraser Dante for a complete freshening and checking for Fall 2018 by our ace British Senior Tech, his check showed the really strong brakes, the tune, in the final checking, we found that the

original Smith’s speedometer had locked up, in doing so the new speedometer cable then froze, so in Fall 2018, this speedometer (SEE LINK) is sent to the only authorized Smith’s rebuilder in the USA, Nisonger Instruments, they are rebuilding this rare and valuable unit, as this is finished, another new Moss Motors speedo cable is used,

Summary: simply said, this is the most amazing Austin Healey Sprite that one could image, every aspect has been restored and finished now for Fall 2018, from the engine to the suspension to the complete body and underchassis, just amazing, now offered at a price that is so good simply because such quality could never be duplicated, the photo file in the large binder is an important part of this build history, see sample of restoration photos (LINK), has reproduction handbook (LINK), Fraser Dante has this now is great  running condition and a really show great car, one must recognize that this is so new with the fresh build that one will have a bit of teething issues when the driving starts, offered at only $24,950

Related History: statement of the builder’s before Fraser Dante did the final tune and road setup...Gregg Cameron, Jon's dad has restored the following vehicles:1952 MG TD, 1954 MG TF (New England T Register Premier class Winner and three best in show awards), 1967 MGB GT, 1959 Jaguar XK 150S Best in Show winner, 1964 red Jaguar XKE Atlanta Jaguar Society Best XKE Award, 1964 green Jaguar XKE, Daily Driver award Jaguar Auto Group's Fall show, 1959 Austin Healey 100-6, Local show trophy winner.1963 Austin Healey BJ-7, 1965 Austin Healey Sprite, 1959 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite MKI Race car, restored for the Gentilcore family and finally, this 1966 Austin Healey Sprite MKIII. Gregg's racing experience winning the North Atlantic Road Racing Championship, twice in a Sprite,1975 and 1976 in a Jaguar XKE in 1980 the SCCA  Area Two Championship in 1971 in a Sprite, The 1969 Sebring 12 hour International Grand Prix of Endurance driving a Sprite Group 4 Prototype (Winner of the Falstaff Cup for a three car team (Ring Free Oil) covering the most distance in the 12 hours), we beat Ford, Porsche and Ferrari. The 1969 Watkins Glen 6 hour International Grand Prix of Endurance race. The 1967 Marlboro 6 Hours of Endurance, 4th place, the 1968 Marlboro 300, 5th place, The 1987 Pocono Trans AM, 6 place in a 454 Corvette.  And almost 100 other podium finishes in SCCA over a 25 year span. A true labor of love as father and son set out to "save" this Healey and restore it to the highest level possible, Over 2,000 hours of labor brought it to the current exacting standards, Enthusiasm and love for british cars, and sports cars in general brought this father and son together for the project of their lives, the hard work and dedication put forth during this project can be seen in every detail as the car remains in freshly restored condition, fully checked for excellent performance featured in "Healey Marque Magazine" June 2016 (LINK),

The restoration includes the below following statement from the initial restorer: