Thursday, 18 June 2015

Austin Healey Sebring Sprite

This car was entered in the Italy v Rest of the World race for 1960s World Endurance Cars at the Silverstone Historic Festival meeting in August 2001.
It's one of the two Austin Healey Sebring Sprites entered in the 1965 Le Mans 24 Hour race. This car, driven by Paul Hawkins and John Rhodes, finished in 12th place overall and first in class, covering 278 laps - compared to the winner's 348 laps (a NART Ferrari 250LM driven by Masten Gregory and Jochen Rindt). The second car, driven by Rauno Aaltonen and Clive Baker, expired late in the race having covered 256 laps.

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