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Team Sprite
Living Wisdom School
14618 Tyler Foote Rd.
Nevada City, CA
95959
© 2006 Team Sprite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 LIVING WISDOM HIGH SCHOOL GIRL'S AUTOMOBILE RESTORATION CLASS 2005-2006.        

 "TEAM SPRITE," THE COMPLETE RESTORATION OF A 1958 AUSTIN HEALEY 'BUGEYE' SPRITE.

Here's a new twist to a timeless tale.   A group of high-school students pool their money to buy a car, it needs some work..but hey, how hard can it be to make an old car run? Sounds like something from the era of drive-ins and duck-tails? But here's the twist, those 13 to 18 year olds are young women, and the car really was completely apart, just a tub and twenty-odd boxes full of rock-hard rubber, rats nests of frayed wire, and hundreds of unlabeled bits, some of which they were to find out had nothing to do with their car! This picture was taken just after they trucked it from Carson City Nevada, to their high school in Nevada City California. www.teamsprite.com chronicles the project and takes you behind the scenes as the class tackled the job of restoring 'Mr Toad' to the way he looked and ran on his birthday in October of 1958. The car was purchased by four of the girls and their teacher especially for a class on automobile mechanics and restoration. Work began in the fall of 2005 and continued for the full school year, through the summer, and then, as time and busy schedules permitted, after school and on weekends. The Team Sprite car was finished on January 12th, 2007 and was picked up the following day by RM Auction's for their January 19th Vintage Automobile Auction in Phoenix Arizona. Our car was the opening lot, and, selling without reserve, brought $23,100, ($21,000 hammer price)! This is a record price for a bugeye at auction. The links on the left will open various pages about the adventure, to the right are links to more magazine articles, a radio interview, and video of the auction. Please check out the Sponsors and Miracle Workers pages, without their help this would not have been possible. If you have any thoughts or stories of similar projects, or just want to say Hi, please drop us an e-mail. This project has generated some very nice press, and terrific e-mail support form all over the world. Click on the "News & Comments" button for samples.

Thanks for looking, come back soon.

Bailey, Anna, Kristen, Lauren, Bella, Leiya, Gabriela, Gaurja, and Brian

 

 

 

 

AND NOW....... BY POPULAR DEMAND, A NEW "TEAM" PROJECT.