1960 Austin-Healey Sprite

Ex-Andrew Hedges Sebring Sprite

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1960
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Metallic Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Estimate: £80,000 - £100,000
Registration Number: 410 EAU
Chassis Number: AN5/43019
Built as a standard ‘Frogeye’ at Abingdon on 12th July 1960, this Sprite was originally painted Iris Blue and registered on 18th July 1960 as GUY 603, for its first owner Thomas ‘Guy’ Wilson, a solicitor from Carlisle, Cumbria. It was then dispatched to the Donald Healey Motor Co. at Grosvenor Street, London, and converted to Sebring specification for Guy to compete in motorsport activities at club level.
The following year, Guy Wilson sold the Sprite through John Sprinzel Ltd. of Lancaster Mews, London and retained his personal registration. On 12th April 1961 the car was re-registered 410 EAO and purchased by Andrew Hedges. The sale included converting the car into a full alloy bodied coupe – one of only six such models produced by the renowned Williams and Pritchard Ltd. When completed, EAO was painted metallic Healey Ice Blue with an additional dark blue stripe, echoing that of a small number of oth