1960 Austin-Healey Sprite Convertible 948cc/43 HP inline 4-cylinder engine


Description


948cc/43 HP inline 4-cylinder engine
Dual SU side-draft carburetors
4-speed manual transmission
Iris Blue with Black interior
Wood-rimmed steering wheel
Smiths instruments
Fender-mounted mirrors
Bumper guards
Period correct Minilite wheels
Michelin radial tires
Following the success of the Austin-Healey 100, Donald Healey and BMC teamed up to introduce the smaller Sprite roadster in 1958, affectionately known as the "Bugeye" or "Frogeye." With its lightweight unitized steel body and readily available BMC mechanicals, the Sprite delivered razor-sharp handling and startling performance at an affordable price. Sprites were campaigned in the most important rallies and sports car races of the era, with particular success at the Sebring 12 Hours, where three standard-bodied Sprites scored a podium sweep in 1959. On the track, racing Sprites gained renown under the catch-all "Sebring Sprite" name for racing Sprites homologated under FIA guidelines in 1960 with various mechanical upgrades and other modifications including standard or modified bodywork.
1960 Austin-Healey Sprite Convertible 948cc/43 HP inline 4-cylinder engine
$ 8,200.00
948cc/43 HP inline 4-cylinder engine
Dual SU side-draft carburetors
4-speed manual transmission
Iris Blue with Black interior
Wood-rimmed steering wheel
Smiths instruments
Fender-mounted mirrors
Bumper guards
Period correct Minilite wheels
Michelin radial tires
Following the success of the Austin-Healey 100, Donald Healey and BMC teamed up to introduce the smaller Sprite roadster in 1958, affectionately known as the "Bugeye" or "Frogeye." With its lightweight unitized steel body and readily available BMC mechanicals, the Sprite delivered razor-sharp handling and startling performance at an affordable price. Sprites were campaigned in the most important rallies and sports car races of the era, with particular success at the Sebring 12 Hours, where three standard-bodied Sprites scored a podium sweep in 1959. On the track, racing Sprites gained renown under the catch-all "Sebring Sprite" name for racing Sprites homologated under FIA guidelines in 1960 with various mechanical upgrades and other modifications including standard or modified bodywork.

Additional information

Make: Austin-Healey
Model: Sprite
Type: Convertible
Year: 1960
Doors: 2
Mileage: 3745
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: Gas
Interior Color: Black
Exterior Color: Iris Blue
Vehicle Identification Number: AN5L22187
United States, District of Columbia, Washington
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