The Austin Healey Sprite MKI was designed by Healey Motor Company within the bounds of their partnership with BMC, the idea being to use as many parts from the corporate parts bin as possible. Most parts came from the A35, front suspension, engine, gearbox and back axle, with the steering rack from the Morris Minor and other off the shelf parts being Smiths instruments and Lucas electrical components. The use of these ‘off the shelf’ parts helped keep the development costs to a minimum, thereby satisfying the requirement that the car should be cheap to produce. When first launched on the 29th May 1958 the costs was £660.00 including tax and in all a total of 49987 were built between 1958 and 1961.
This Sprite was built on the 18th March 1959; the colour was Nevada Beige with Cherry Red interior, engine number 9CU-H/13087 with heater, toughened glass windscreen and rev counter as factory fitted equipment. It was dispatched to Charles Clarke Limited, Shrewsbury on the 3rd April 1959, and first registered on the 13th May 1959. The original registration number is unknown, as it was kept on retention on the 18th July 1974 when FRE 202A was allocated.
Christine Hancock, who purchases the car in July 1976 kept it for 31 years. There are 13 MOT certificates, the earliest going back to 16th June 1978 showing a speedometer reading of 22,866 miles, proving that in the 30 years the original engine had covered just 15,235 miles.
She sold the car to Sid Locke on the 15th January 2008 and he and his brother in law, Keith Wright restored it with a new body tub from Wheeler and Davies.
A beautiful classic that has been well maintained and represents great value for money.
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COMPLETE ORIGINAL 1966 AUSTIN HEALEY SPRITE MK3.
CAR IS FOR EASY RESTORATION, FOR SURE 100% SOLID CONDITION, WE CAN NOT FIND ANY ROT OR RUST, FIRST PAINT UNDER PRIMER, ORIGINAL BRITISH RACING GREEN, MATCHING NUMBERS, ORIGINAL INTERIOR AND ALL ORIGINAL PARTS ARE THERE. CHROME IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. .....
Here is an original Austin Healey Sprite MK1 (Frogeye) for sale. Old English White with red interior. 948cc.
First registration : LBF 408, May 26th 1961
Imported in Switzerland on October 25th 1997 by the actual owner.(5500 miles since)
FIVA identity card, swiss MOT
Everything original, except electronic .....
1961 AUSTIN HEALEY SPRITE MK1 (FROGEYE).
Recently,fully restored by a marque specialist to the highest level of originality and correctness is this lovely Austin Healey Mk1 Sprite,more commonly known as the Frogeye Sprite.
In Iris blue with dark blue interior the rebuild has included many,new old .....
MK1 1000cc version, totally repainted; engine reviewed in January 2017.
Great conditions and perfomarmance due to few new accessories added on.
Replaced in January 2017:
- vynil doors panels
- new set of carpets
- racing seats
- fiberglass bonnet
- increased air filter
Price of the car in Euros is: €8900,-
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Mike Authers Classics of Abingdon offer for sale this lovely original Frogeye Sprite.
Fully restored back in the 1990's when it was stripped down to a bare shell and any rust cut out and new panels welded in. Prior to this the car had been stored for many years in need of work. When completed DVLA .....
Healey Frogeye in Ecurie Ecosse Blue with matching hard top.
Isle of Wight built with fully galvanised chassis and expertly made all GRP body so no rust worries.
Donor car was a 1964 MG Midget hence D registration.
1098cc engine fully rebuilt with unleaded cylinder head.
Gearbox fully rebuilt along .....
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Donald Healy stand
Earls Court motor show
Original steel wide body
Complete restoration, new softtop, new breaks and exhaust RVS
Original wide steel wheels included
Mileage read 98.731 miles = 158.892 km
This rare and original 948cc mk 2 sprite was restored in 2013/14 after being housed in a garage/ drive for 27 years. It's original Han. 6 engine and smooth case gearbox show all the signs the 31k mileage on the odometer could well be correct. I have a fairly comprehensive history file showing mileage .....
This is my beloved classic frogeyed sprite called 'fruity'. it was the first car I ever brought at the young age of 15. I helped restore this car as she needed a full nut and bolt restoration with my dad and brother.
I have photographs of this car from when I first collected the car, photos of what .....