Sebring International has always been one of the most popular kitcar manufacturers, although have gone very quiet in recent years, with no show appearances or advertising.

Their range of Healey replicas and Healey-inspired sportscars is of very high quality and things have moved on greatly since they first appeared on the UK scene some 25-years ago, when run by Martin Williamson (now Healy Design) and Rodney Rushton, set-up to sell the prolific American kits produced by Classic Roadsters.

A chap called, John Batchelor, came along shortly after they were founded and ended-up in sold control moving the operation from their original Sunbury-on-Thames base to their hitherto base of Three Holes near Wisbech.

By 1995, the McMillan brothers, Rob and Paul, acquired the marque and worked hard to develop the product further introducing American V8 power options before property and construction expert, Martin Reynolds, came along in 2003.

In the last couple of years, Martin has concentrated on his main business interests and the Sebring operation has been concentrating on spare parts supply to existing owners and also fully built cars.

That’s all changed this week, with the news that Phil Overall, after visiting the showroom as a potential customer, looking for a retirement project, before being so impressed he’s bought the company and will re-locate the marque in Cheltenham. Sadly this move came too early to allow Phil to organise a stand at Stoneleigh but he will be stationed on the Sebring Owners Club stand at the show over the weekend.

If Phil’s name is familiar that’s because he’s been involved in the British Touring Car Championship for many years as an engineer and team manager and begun his motorsport career with John Fitzpatrick.

In recent years he’s looked after the likes of Colin Turkington, Mat Jackson and Jason Plato. We’ll have more on this exciting development very soon.

More information from Phil via EMAIL or or even 07753 717 552 ENDS.