Live Auctions

Ex-Racer: 1968 Arkley SS

aa2

Back in 1969, a Brit by the name of John Britten designed a kit that replaced the front fenders, bonnet (hood), and rear panels of Austin-Healey Sprites and MG Midgets to get a whole new look. The front is somewhat reminiscent of a Lotus 7, the rear more of a Morgan. I remember looking at the brochure for the kit shortly after getting my first car, a 1969 Sprite in need of a lot of help. If you’re interested in what nice street-legal ones look like, we’ve featured Arkleys before. This one was converted into a race car in 1977, and then received a Datsun driveline transplant in 1988, in which form it was raced until 1996. It’s been stored since then, and comes with a lot of spare parts. I don’t think this would be competitive in SCCA racing without a lot of modifications, but it would be a cool vintage racer with some organizations, and probably a pretty good autocross car. Thanks to Robert R. for this find, which is located in Landrum, South Carolina and is being sold here on eBay. There is a good description there, as well as a link to the 118 pictures the seller has posted here. As it turns out, you can even still get a new Arkley kit, so I guess there’s still time for me to build one! 

Comments

  1. Rick

    How cool. Never seen one before, don’t know what it’s worth, but seems fairly priced if not somewhat of a bargain. Glad it’s not anywhere close to me

  2. jim s

    an arkley ss is interesting but this one not so much. too many other changes. nice of the seller to include the information that car was damaged in the past.

Leave A Comment

RULES: No profanity, politics, or personal attacks.

Become a member to add images to your comments.

*

Keep me in the conversation via email. Or subscribe without commenting.

WANT ADS

WANTED 1967-68 International 1200 Looking for good shape 4×4 long bed manual trans Contact

WANTED 1964 to 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle project car no major rot…. or any GM A body …. east coast or mid west Contact

WANTED 1969-1971 Dodge D100 Sweptline SWB Short bed. Contact

Submit Your Want Ad