Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1962
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior brand colour 
    Black
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The Austin Healey Sprite was introduced at the Monte Carlo Grand Prix weekend in 1958. Despite the opulent surroundings, the car was a stripper sports car that utilized parts from lowly BMC econoboxes and didn't even have a trunk lid. The luggage had to be loaded through the cockpit. Nonetheless, it became an object of affection and brought top down motoring to a generation of undergraduates. The first edition was called the Frogeye, because of the unfortunate location of the headlights, which were supposed to be retractable but remained fixed as a cost saving measure.

In 1961, an updated version was introduced with the headlights in a normal position. This Mk II version also had an exterior trunk lid at the rear. Front disc brakes were also an improvement. A badge-engineered MG Midget was introduced the same year and was almost identical to the Healey.

The offered example is an absolutely pristine 1962 Mk II that underwent a thorough restoration in 2009 and h