1960 Austin-Healey Sprite Roadster / AN5L 31663 Vehicle Information

1960 Austin-Healey Sprite photograph

1960 Austin-Healey Sprite
Sold for $26,400 at 2014 Bonhams - The Scottsdale Auction.
The Austin-Healey Sprite was designed by Donald Healey and production began at MG's Abingdon factory in March of 1958. A few months later, the new car was officially introduced in Monte Carlo, just prior to the Monte carlo Rally.

The Sprite used a unitary construction body shell with a rearward-hinging bonnet and wings. In the front were two 'frog eye' headlamps, thus earning it the familiar nickname.

Power was from Austin A35's 948cc A-Series engine fitted with twin SU carburetors and offering 43 horsepower. The car was given an independent suspension setup in the front along with a rack-and-pinion steering.

This car was completed at the Austin-Healey Works in January of 1960 and was configured as a US market left-hand drive example. It was painted in Iris blue over a blue interior. The early history remains unknown, but by the 1990s the Sprite was in Texas where it was given a meticulous restoration. During that time, the original 948cc engine was removed in favor of a 1,275cc unit, and a supercharger installed to feed it. It was also given Minilite-style alloy wheels, white-faced Smiths gauges, and a sports steering wheel.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2014


2014 Bonhams - The Scottsdale Auction

Sale Price :
USD $26,400

1960 Austin-Healey Sprite Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1960 sales)
1960 Austin-Healey Sprite Mk I
Chassis#: AN5L34665
Sold for USD$18,700
  2020 RM Sothebys : Auburn Fall Auction
 
1960 Austin-Healey Sprite Mk I
Chassis#: AN5L/48029
Sold for USD$15,642
  2020 RM : The European Sale featuring the Petitjean Collection
 
1960 Austin-Healey 'Bug Eye' Sprite Roadster
Sold for USD$32,000
  2020 Shannons - Melbourne Autumn
 
1960 Austin Healey Sprite 'Frog Eye' Mk1 Roadster with Factory Hardtop
Chassis#: AHSL44421
Sold for USD$16,399
  2020 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1960 Austin Healey Sprite Mk1 (948cc)
Sold for USD$21,375
  2019 Silverstone - NEC Classic Motor Show
 
1960 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite
Sold for USD$13,000
  2019 GAA : November 2019
 
1960 Austin-Healey Sprite Mk 1 Roadster
Sold for USD$14,068
  2019 Shannons Melbourne Winter Classic
 
1960 Austin-Healey Sprite Mk1 'Bug Eye' Roadster
Chassis#: 9/46885/1083
Sold for USD$31,355
  2019 Shannons - Melbourne Summer Classic
 
1960 Austin-Healey Sprite
Sold for USD$15,750
  2018 GAA : November 2018
 
1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite
Sold for USD$14,750
  2018 GAA : July 2018
 
1960 Austin Healey Sprite MK I (Frogeye)
Chassis#: AN531726
Sold for USD$21,223
  2018 Anglia Car Auctions : June 2018
 
1960 Austin-Healey Sprite Mk. I 'Frogeye'
Chassis#: AN543026
Sold for USD$36,198
  2018 Historics @ Brooklands - Motor Museum
 
1960 AUSTIN-HEALEY BUGEYE SPRITE
Sold for USD$20,000
  2018 Leake - Dallas Spring
 
1960 Austin-Healey 'Bugeye' Sprite Roadster
Sold for USD$15,250
  2018 Shannons - Melbourne Summer Classic
 
1960 Austin Healey Sprite
Sold for USD$15,400
  2018 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale
 
1960 AUSTIN-HEALEY SPRITE BUGEYE ROADSTER
Chassis#: 8AE32322
Sold for USD$19,800
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite
Sold for USD$20,000
  2017 Leake Auction : Dallas Fall
 
1960 Austin-Healey 'Bug Eye' Sprite Roadster
Sold for USD$25,392
  2017 Shannons - Melbourne Spring Classic
 
1960 Austin-Healey Sprite Mark I Roadster
Chassis#: AN535156
Sold for USD$20,518
  2017 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
 
1960 Austin-Healey Sprite Mk I
Chassis#: AN5L27879
Sold for USD$18,700
  2017 RM Sothebys : Santa Monica
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1960 Austin-Healey Sprite's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite 2020 Fall Carlisle Auction   
1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite 2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee   
1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite Convertible 2019 Mecum : Dallas$14,000  
1960 Austin-Healey Frogeye SpriteAN5/457892018 H & H Auctions Pavilion Gardens $16,000$20,000
1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite 2018 Leake Auction : Oklahoma City$18,750  
1960 Austin-Healey Sprite Roadster 2017 Mecum : Portland$26,000  
1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite Roadster8AE323222016 Mecum : Monterey$25,000  
1960 Austin Healy Sprite 2016 Silver Auction Sun Valley$24,000  
1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite Roadster 2016 Mecum Indianapolis$15,000  
1960 Austin Healey Sprite Mark I 2016 Russo & Steele : Arizona   
1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite Roadster8AE323222015 Mecum : Monterey$27,500  
1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite Roadster 2015 Mecum : Seattle$23,000  
1960 Austin-Healey Sprite SuperchargedAN5368882015 H & H Auctions Imperial War Museum   
1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite 2014 Leake Auction : Dallas$14,500  
1960 Austin-Healey Baby S Bug-Eyed Sprite Roadster 2014 Auctions America : California$19,000  
1960 AUSTIN-HEALEY BUG EYE SPRITE 2014 Mecum Houston$20,000  
1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite 1275 CC, 4-SpeedAN5L349152012 Mecum Monterey, CA$15,500  
1960 Austin-Healey Frogeye SpriteAN5/368872011 H & H Pavilion Gardens   
1960 AUSTIN HEALEY BUGEYE SPRITE ROADSTER9CUH183542010 Worldwide Auctions The Auburn Auction   
1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite Roadster 2010 Auctions America : Auburn Collector Car Auction$14,500  
1960 Austin-Healey Bug Eyed Sprite Convertible 2010 Mecum Auctions Monterey$11,000  
1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite Convertible 2008 Mecum Muscle Cars & More Live TV Episode 6$7,500  
1960 Austin Healey Bug Eye Sprite 2003 Toronto International Fall Classic Car Auction$20,000  
1960 AUSTIN HEALEY SPRITE ROADSTER 2001 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$23,000  

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