1999 Sebring TMX

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1999
  • Chassis number 
    SX2 FW1A1045
  • Engine number 
    30A034G2
  • Lot number 
    310
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1999 Sebring SX Roadster
Registration no. VPD 60
Chassis no. SX2 FW1A1045
Engine no. 30A034G2

'The SX combines the traditional look of the 60s with the confidence and exhilaration that current technology brings.' - Sebring International.

What would become the Sebring range of 'Big Healey' replica kit-cars started out in 1991 as the Classic Roadsters design, imported from the USA. Since then the company has undergone a succession of ownership changes and is now based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. A number of variations on the Healey theme have been offered over the years, arguably the most faithful to the original being the SX two-seater roadster. First introduced in 1991 and still in production, the latter is currently built on a chassis of Sebring's own design, incorporating outrigger side rails and a front crumple zone. Ford Granada Mark 3 mechanicals were used at first but these have since been superseded by BMW 3-Series (E46) components. The current choice of engines consists of six-cylinder Nissan and Rover V8 units in a range of capacities and power outputs, while a five-speed manual gearbox is the only transmission on offer. The interior can be trimmed in leather or vinyl to customer choice, with a burr walnut dashboard available together with a choice of instruments.

The Sebring SX roadster offered here is powered by a 3,500cc, fuel-injected and tuned Rover V8 Vitesse engine. 'VPD 60' is finished in the classic Austin-Healey colour scheme of light blue metallic over ivory, while the interior is trimmed in Bridge of Weir charcoal leather. Other noteworthy features include a walnut dashboard and door cappings; MotoLita steering wheel; double duck convertible hood in dark blue; stainless steel twin exhaust system; and new chromed wire wheels recently re-shod with new tyres. MoT'd to February 2016, the car comes with a photographic record of its construction; a Sebring International parts manual; and various manuals concerned with tuning the Rover V8 engine.