Topic: FREE Austin Healey Sprite shell - Seattle, WA

Not my car. Shell only.

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Re: FREE Austin Healey Sprite shell - Seattle, WA

Unfortunately these have an 80" wheelbase, which is 2" too short for Lemons. My understanding is that the wheelbase rule was set at 82" specifically with Spridgets and Minis in mind, so a waiver is extremely unlikely.

1982 MG Metro 1300: IOE 2015 Pacific Northworst GP, Longest Distance 2010 Cd'L Box Wine Country Classic
1980 KV Mini 1: Worst of Show and Fright Pig Supremo 2009 Concours d'Lemons
1978 H Special: Second-Round Elimination 2010 Lemons Pinewood Derby at Sears Pointless
1967 SAAB 96: IOE 2012 Pacific Northworst GP

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Re: FREE Austin Healey Sprite shell - Seattle, WA

Point well taken Mike, but anyone who can look at that and see "race car" probably has the fab skills to get a Crown Vic chassis, a second Spridget, and hack the results into a dual cowl Phaeton. It's not a car, it's a small piece of the puzzle...

Of course, were I to build a dual cowl Spridget-Vic, I'd make it driven from the second row of seats...

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Re: FREE Austin Healey Sprite shell - Seattle, WA

Type44 wrote:

...anyone who can look at that and see "race car" probably has the fab skills...

Not necessarily. I can look at it and see "race car" but that's only because I have, at best, a tenuous grasp of objective reality.

I do like the idea of a dual cowl Spridget-Vic.

1982 MG Metro 1300: IOE 2015 Pacific Northworst GP, Longest Distance 2010 Cd'L Box Wine Country Classic
1980 KV Mini 1: Worst of Show and Fright Pig Supremo 2009 Concours d'Lemons
1978 H Special: Second-Round Elimination 2010 Lemons Pinewood Derby at Sears Pointless
1967 SAAB 96: IOE 2012 Pacific Northworst GP