On Thu, 28 Dec 2000, Phil Ethier wrote:
> Spridgets are not getting that expensive. The "Bugeye/Frogeye" body-style
> is the one that is getting the "collector" treatment. Spridgets have about
> the best steering in any car. Watch out for rust, as these are among the
> first monocoque roadsters. You may need early-model seats regardless of the
> year car, to be able to fit, especially if you put in a roll bar.
I was casually reading this thread and realized that I actually know
something useful here! :-)
non-bugeye sprites aren't psycho amounts of money. I don't remember
exactly what my dad paid for his, but for a car that needed some
restoration work, a trailer, and a parts car, it was under $5k as I
Btw, he's since restored the car to "driver" condition (mechanically
excellent, paint is average) using original parts (i.e. still uses points
& lever shocks & such). He was talking about selling the car a while back
as he bought a miata and now the sprite doesn't hardly ever get driven.
If anyone's interested, let me know. I think it could also come with a
single axle trailer if desired.