1961 Austin-Healey Sprite

"Sebring Sprite" Lightweight Works Special

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1961
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

RM Auctions: Automobiles of Amelia Island
March 14, 2009
ADMISSION:
Admission to this sale requires the purchase of the offical auction catalog for $100. The catalog will admit two and must be presented at the entrance to the sale to be granted entry.
AUCTION LOCATION
The Ritz-Carlton
4750 Amelia Island Parkway
Amelia Island, Florida
32034
SALE DATES:
March 14, 2009
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
(viewing starts at 9:00 AM)
PREVIEW DATES:
March 13, 2009
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
March 14, 2009
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Est.100bhp, 1,275 cc inline four-cylinder engine, four-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with upper and lower A-arms and coil springs, live rear axle with double trailing links and quarter-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 80"
Following on the success of the Austin-Healey 100, Donald Healey and BMC teamed up to produce yet another sports-car legend, the Sprite. Introduced in 1958 and affectionately known as the “Bugeye” or “Frog-eye” by virtue