Austin Healey Sprite 1958-1959

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Titles read: 'The British Motor Corporation Ltd - BMC (on a rosette) - the AUSTIN MOTOR COMPANY present - AUSTIN HEALEY SPRITE - with Roy Salvadori and John Bolster'.

Silverstone, Northamptonshire.

M/S of sign reading 'British Racing Drivers' Club - Silverstone Motor Racing Circuit...

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Cataloguer:
Sarah
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
sound
Media URN:
90671
Sort Number:
DOCS
Time in/Out:
01:12:26:00 / 01:15:18:00
Canister:
DOCS
Film ID:
3252.05
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  • "The moustachioed driver (John Bolster?)" - yes, that's John Bolster. His car is an Austin Healey 100-6.

    "The man watches a racing driver (Roy Salvadori?)" - yes, that's Roy Salvadori. Salvadori is driving an historic Austin Healey "Frogeye" Sprite, one of the first two Sprites to be registered for the British roads in 1958. (This allows you to reduce this clip's current age range of 1950-59).

    jamied 19th Apr 2012
  • Brilliant - thanks very much. Some good research on the Sprite. Can anyone narrow the date down further?

    British Pathé 14th May 2012

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