1966 Austin-Healey Sprite

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1966
  • Mileage 
    18 075 mi / 29 089 km
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Metallic 
    Yes
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Green
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Introduced in May 1961, the MKII version of Austin Healey’s Sprite sported a more conventional look courtesy of its full width grille and wing mounted headlamps. Other niceties included a rear bumper and opening boot lid. More civilised and slightly heavier than its ‘Frogeye” predecessor, the MKII boasted more power and torque courtesy of the improved carburation and a close ratio gearbox. Capable of a claimed 85mph, the lightweight two-seater was a fun sports car at an affordable price.

The Austin Healey Sprite offered here at Autostorico is finished in Dark Green metallic with Stone interior piped in Green. Supplied by Long Lane Garage Blackheath Ltd to its first owner, John Hemmings on 3rd March 1966. The car passed through several owners before being purchased by its current owner who undertook a no expense spared restoration. Work began with the engine and gearbox being removed and stripping the whole body before fitting replacement front and rear wings, floor pans, inner and outer sills before a full respray. The car was also subject to a full mechanical overhaul with a full engine rebuild to 1300cc (reground crankshaft, rebored block, new timing chain, pistons, bearings, valves etc.) gearbox and rear differential rebuild, suspension and braking system overhaul. Other notable works included; new wheels and hubs, exhaust system, full rewire, rebuilt carburettors, interior trim and new exterior brightwork.

Supplied with an extensive history file including current V5 registration documents, original order form, Austin Sprite factory brochure, driver’s handbook, Service passport and other related history.

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