Property of a deceased's estate,c.1971 Sprite 405cc Trials Project

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Lot 20
Property of a deceased's estate,c.1971 Sprite 405cc Trials Project
Registration no. KNP 768K

Sold for £ 920 (US$ 1,163) inc. premium
Property of a deceased's estate
c.1971 Sprite 405cc Trials Project
Registration no. KNP 768K
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. 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. Sprite later used their own version of the Husqvarna unit, while Sachs and Zundapp engines were adopted in the 1970s. 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. This Sprite has been fitted with the tank/seat unit from a machine of different make, probably a Montesa. It should be noted that the machine's registration number is not recorded on the DVLA computer. There are no documents with this Lot, which is offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed. No reserve.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note the Frame Number is 3210 and the Engine Number is AM608T.
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Property of a deceased's estate,c.1971 Sprite 405cc Trials Project
Property of a deceased's estate,c.1971 Sprite 405cc Trials Project
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