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I haven't posted in a long a while as I have been knee deep into my Sebring Sprite. I recently sent Ed on his 550 build in a private message as I was commenting an a recent local gathering and drive of four Beck 550's we went on in my DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia area now referred to as the DMV.

I sold my Beck Speedster back in March and bought a former race car. A 59 Sebring Sprite tribute car that was a race car all it's life. Last raced at Lime Rock in 2016 by it's previous owner and former race driver Bill Prout's son Ian Prout who passed away in 2016, sadly Bill is ill but hanging in-there.  In 2014 while racing at Lime Rock Sir Stirling Moss sat in it and signed the dash board unfortunately he passed away this year at 90.

I've had to re build just about everything in and on the car but it's now an awesome street car.

You guys may be interested also that I bought the Sebring through the Bugeyeguy (Bugeyeguy.com) David S. I talked to him at length about the reproduction Speedsters and Spyders out there. He now is interested in them and has 3 Speedsters for sale my Beck and two Vintage Speedsters and engines. Be aware his prices are high IMHO. Here's whats been keeping me in the garage.

Pete

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Years ago I had 2 '59 bugeyes.  A $100 one was driven home and the other $50 one towed with a hunk of rope.  948 cc's.  The towed one had the clutch disc rusted to flywheel - but it released after a mile or so of dragging it home. I bought a later '65 midget with larger 1275 cc engine, synchro trans, disc brakes and wire wheels for another $100 and swapped parts to the '59.  Was a great little fun car. The 950 cc engine went into a '58 mini -- replacing its 850 cc engine.

A'59 Bugeye was where it all started for me. I think I was probably in 8th or 9th grade when my brother bought one for probably $50-$100 and we proceeded to strip it to bare metal and get it repainted ($50) in BRG, as well as rebuild the engine with little more than a Crescent wrench. He farmed the machine work out, and we had to borrow a torque wrench to put the long block back together.

At one point, he scored a "Sebring" front end for it, but he sold it before he could install it and bought a Turner Mk III from a neighbor.



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