c.1965 Sprite 246cc Scrambler Project
Engine no. 284D 2406
Founded circa 1960 by ex-plumbers, Fred Evans and Frank Hipkin, the latter a successful scrambles rider, Sprite produced a popular range of scrambles and trials models using modified Villiers engines and later their own version of the Husqvarna unit, while Sachs and Zundapp engines were adopted in the 1970s. Notable for its closely spaced front down-tubes, necessitated by the Villiers engine's offset exhaust port, Sprite's lightweight trials frame looked particularly neat. Machines were sold in kit form to avoid purchase tax and Sprite prospered throughout the 1960s, finally ceasing production in 1974 as a result of increasingly stiff Japanese competition. The incomplete example offered here is fitted with the Villiers 34A scrambles engine. There are no documents with this Lot, which is offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed. No reserve.