The Austin-Healey Sprite was announced to the press in Monte Carlo byBMC on 20 May 1958, just before that year’s Monaco Grand Prix. It was intended to be a low-cost model that “a chap could keep in his bike shed”.
She was designed by the Donald Healey Motor Company, with production being undertaken by Austin-Healey. It first went on sale at a price of £669, using a tuned version of the Austin A-Series engine and as many other components from existing cars as possible to keep costs down.
With its simple design, lightweight construction, they soon became an immensely popular car in Europe and in the USA with production of the Mk 2 ending in 1971.
This is a stunning UK supplied, two-owner example that has undergone a sympathetic restoration utilising as many of the original components as possible whilst replacing many with new items. Even the engine is the original 950 cc unit fitted from new and a very rare hardtop with hood and side screens completes the package.
All the work is well documented with pictorial history including before, during and after photo catalogue.
The result is a beautiful looking Frogeye that can be driven with absolute confidence or stored away as an investment.
Supplied fully inspected,serviced and with a 12 month warranty.
We manufacture these cars to order, we have all tooling etc and can produce 2-3 per year. Pictures show our sprint/climb car. They can be produced for sport or road use to spec (full bespoke trim has been manufactured and available in red, black and barley). Please call for more spec and info. From .....
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. .....
1958 | Austin Healey | SPRITE I | Optimized Race Frog |
Donald Healey Cornish was interested from an early age to automobiles and auto racing. In May 1958, Healey and his son the robust, open SPRITE "street". To the characteristic styling of the original sprites were headlights on the hood, which .....
Rare 1962 Austin Healey Sprite MKII – Sebring Bonnet, Low Rust, True Survivor
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Highlights: A terrific car to restore. Very rare 1960s? Sebring style fiberglass bonnet, a rare old part gives this .....
1961 Austin Healey Frogeye. A lovely little car finished in black with a red interior to complement. This is a left hand drive American import with a good solid body. Runs and drives and has many new parts including black vinyl hood and detachable side screen.
Major nut and bolt restoration.
Iris Blue with dark Blue seats and carpets.
948cc bored to 998cc. Smooth case gearbox and correct dynamo driven rev counter.
Up graded to disc brakes with correct diameter master cylinder.
Body colour underneath and in wheel arches.
Fully detailed engine bay.
""NOW READY"" SOLD restored to concourse standard will be among'st the best in the UK and beyond please ring for further details 07799382289 and/or appointment to view 07799382289 no e,mail inquiries please .
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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 .....