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1964 Austin-Healey Sprite

Lot 305 (A|B|C Live Auction Online, 21st October 2020)

Sold for £6,750

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: ABM272B
Chassis No: HAN842318
MOT: Exempt

Motor Car Location: Hertfordshire

  • Recent bodywork restoration and respayed in Old English White
  • 56,000 recorded miles
  • Subject to a mechanical overhaul and carburettor overhaul
  • Interior refurbishment
  • First registered on 24th June 1964

Thanks to its prominent, bonnet-mounted headlights, the original Sprite quickly became known as the `Frogeye'. The little two-seater, designed by the Donald Healey Motor Company and built by BMC at the MG factory in Abingdon, was launched in Monte Carlo immediately prior to the 1958 Monaco Grand Prix. Some 129,000 Sprites were made between the 'Frog Eye' of 1958 and 1971. The bodywork was completely revamped for the MKII introduced in 1961, which featured conventional wings, bonnet and headlights. The rear was also updated and given an opening bootlid.

Vendor Condition Ratings:

Bodywork: 'Very Good'
Engine: 'Excellent'
Electrical Equipment: 'Very Good'
Paintwork: 'Very Good'
Gearbox: 'Good'
Interior Trim: 'Excellent'

For more information, please contact:
James McWilliam
james.mcwilliam@handh.co.uk
07943 584760

 

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