1959 Austin-Healey Sprite Mark I

The Sprite was designed to be a low cost sports car. To keep costs down the car has no exterior trunk lid, no door handles and was based on an Austin sedan. The raised headlights were responsible for the 'Bugeye' name. The original selling price was approximately $1,820. Austin-Healey produced 21,566 Sprites in 1959, followed by 18,665 the following year.

The four-cylinder engine produced 43 HP and a downwind top speed of 70 MPH.


1959 Austin-Healey Sprite Mark I vehicle information

Roadster

Chassis Num: AN5L10426

This 1959 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite Mark I was offered for sale at the 2007 Sports and Classic Car Auction presented by The Worldwide Group, in Hilton Head Island, SC where it was estimated to sell for $25,000 - $35,000. It is powered by a four-cy....[continue reading]

1959 Austin-Healey Sprite Mark I vehicle information

Roadster

If there was ever a recognized sports car of the late 1950's, it is the Austin-Healey 'Bug Eye' Sprite. It was originally introduced to the press in Monte Carlo by the British Motor Corporation on May 20, 1958 just before that year's Monaco Grand Pri....[continue reading]

Roadster
Chassis #: AN5L10426 
Roadster
 

Related Reading : Austin-Healey Sprite History

The Austin-Healey Sprite was produced from 1958 through 1971 with 129,347 examples of the two-door, low-cost, open roadster being produced. The car was designed by the Healey Motor Company, more specifically Donald Healey, and produced in partnership with the British Motor Corporation. There were four series of the Sprite. The first series was produced from 1958 through 1961 with around 49000....
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