Although there were only 12 of these very rare Sprites ever built, 6 of them were aluminium bodied & 2 of the genuine cars have driven with FISC over the years.
WSM Sprites were designed & built between 1961 & 1965 by Douglas Wilson-Spratt.
Originally they were only built for entertainment, but when Peter Jackson bent his lightweight racing Sprite in 1961, he asked Douglas Wilson-Spratt to design a new shell - now in Mick Darcy's ownership.
Douglas had been penning Sprite designs since 1959/60.
When the first WSM appeared, such was the interest that several were exported Stateside, and further
cars were made to order.
Mike Lewis, Peter Jackson and Mike White all raced them in the 60's.
Douglas did the RAC in 1962, along with varous hillclimbs and races,
Douglas, Mike Lewis and Peter Jackson took WSM's to the Nurburgring, Trieste and Spa in the early 60's in a converted bus.
Some WSM's were aluminium, others fibreglass, and all slightly individual - exterior door hinges, press button latches, different bonnet styles etc.
Tony Wilson-Spratt ( Whose father designed & built WSM's) bought back the last WSM built in 1980 (pictures below).
The pictures below feature genuine cars & not replicas.
If you have any infomation on these cars please contact
Tony Wilson-Spratt ( E-Mail
Click on any picture for a blow up
Although Tony Wilson-Spratt hasn't driven with the FISC Cars (yet!), he sent me a couple of pictures of his car.
I think they are worth sharing with you.