c.1969 Sprite 405 Trials Frame no. Non Visible  Engine no. AM 606 T and SP2 (to crankcase)

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Lot 16
c.1969 Sprite 405 Trials
Frame no. Non Visible Engine no. AM 606 T and SP2 (to crankcase)

Sold for £ 2,760 (US$ 3,499) inc. premium
c.1969 Sprite 405 Trials
Frame no. Non Visible
Engine no. AM 606 T and SP2 (to crankcase)
Founded by Frank Hipkin, a successful scrambles rider, in the early 1960s, Sprite developed a popular range of scrambles and trials models over the following decade. Sold in kit form to avoid UK purchase tax, Sprite's frame assemblies housed various third party engines, with Sprite latterly developing its own "405" engine unit similar to Husqvarna's. The 405 was also marketed in the USA as "American Eagle", "Alron" in Australia and "BVM" in Belgium. Sprite ceased motorbike production in 1974.

Purchased by the vendor in 2007, this Sprite was stated by the previous owner to have been sold originally into Europe and is believed to have been adapted from scrambles to trials use. Serviced in 2009, the machine is in running order and would make a distinctive mount for the classic trials enthusiast. The vendor has made no modifications since purchase but the machine is sold strictly as viewed.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note the Frame Number is 3231 and the Engine Number is AM606T
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c.1969 Sprite 405 Trials Frame no. Non Visible  Engine no. AM 606 T and SP2 (to crankcase)
c.1969 Sprite 405 Trials Frame no. Non Visible  Engine no. AM 606 T and SP2 (to crankcase)
c.1969 Sprite 405 Trials Frame no. Non Visible  Engine no. AM 606 T and SP2 (to crankcase)
c.1969 Sprite 405 Trials Frame no. Non Visible  Engine no. AM 606 T and SP2 (to crankcase)
c.1969 Sprite 405 Trials Frame no. Non Visible  Engine no. AM 606 T and SP2 (to crankcase)
c.1969 Sprite 405 Trials Frame no. Non Visible  Engine no. AM 606 T and SP2 (to crankcase)
c.1969 Sprite 405 Trials Frame no. Non Visible  Engine no. AM 606 T and SP2 (to crankcase)
c.1969 Sprite 405 Trials Frame no. Non Visible  Engine no. AM 606 T and SP2 (to crankcase)
c.1969 Sprite 405 Trials Frame no. Non Visible  Engine no. AM 606 T and SP2 (to crankcase)
c.1969 Sprite 405 Trials Frame no. Non Visible  Engine no. AM 606 T and SP2 (to crankcase)
c.1969 Sprite 405 Trials Frame no. Non Visible  Engine no. AM 606 T and SP2 (to crankcase)
c.1969 Sprite 405 Trials Frame no. Non Visible  Engine no. AM 606 T and SP2 (to crankcase)
c.1969 Sprite 405 Trials Frame no. Non Visible  Engine no. AM 606 T and SP2 (to crankcase)
c.1969 Sprite 405 Trials Frame no. Non Visible  Engine no. AM 606 T and SP2 (to crankcase)
c.1969 Sprite 405 Trials Frame no. Non Visible  Engine no. AM 606 T and SP2 (to crankcase)
c.1969 Sprite 405 Trials Frame no. Non Visible  Engine no. AM 606 T and SP2 (to crankcase)
c.1969 Sprite 405 Trials Frame no. Non Visible  Engine no. AM 606 T and SP2 (to crankcase)
c.1969 Sprite 405 Trials Frame no. Non Visible  Engine no. AM 606 T and SP2 (to crankcase)
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