Mini Sprint

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Hmm, I'd never refer to a Sprint as being a 'kit car' :o

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Don't forget that Gerry Hawkridge did a fibreglass kit version.

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medwaybeat wrote:Don't forget that Gerry Hawkridge did a fibreglass kit version.
From the TKC magazine article.

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OK, then I'd never refer to a Steel Sprint as a kit car :lol: , the Hawk car is a great piece of kit :D

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This is what I have in my collection :arrow:
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:roll: Still around ? I took this picture in 1988 at the Beaulieu MCD

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mk1coopers wrote:Hmm, I'd never refer to a Sprint as being a 'kit car' :o
Probably not but I suppose if you’d have ordered a shell in the 60s off S&A.....? Answers on a postcard. It’s the same conundrum talking about Hawks which I don’t class as a Minisprint cos they’re not a Mini shell that’s been sectioned which is surely the unique defining factor?

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:lol: that's the paperwork I scanned up to you :lol: , I guess "kit" being in quotes could be like Unipower's etc being supplied 'ready to assemble' from new to get round the tax at the time ?? (assuming the Sprint was built from an unregistered shell) and it would have kept the costs down for someone doing one at home (on a shell or existing car, which has come full circle as it's same way Neville does them now)

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Ha, ha, That's what I thought as I put the link up.

I think that selling cars as "KIT CARS" was a good way of avoiding purchase tax back in the 60's so everyone was "at it".
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