1961 Austin Healey Frog Eye Sprite 56,000 miles recorded upon the odometer believed correct , Long term owner over 39 years , Finished in its correct Speedwell blue with contrasting blue interior piped cream , Exceptionally nice condition having been restored in the early 1990s . New inner wheel arches , New outer rear wings . New inner/outer sills , New lower bonnet front valance , New front wheel arches , New petrol tank and pipes
, New brake pipes and cylinders , New kingpins bushes shockers ,wishbones. , Recon radiator , Gearbox recon by specialist , Carbs o/hauled , New exhaust system , New hood . Serviced and maintained superbly . Recent new aluminum radiator fitted . Known history , 1st owner was a Doctor who bought the Sprite new in 1961 , 2nd owner 1966 a friend of the former owner , 1978 to 2017 former keeper . Recent new rear leaf springs and service and it drives superbly . A Donald Healey design aimed to capture the popular sports car market of the day . Launched in 1958 and cost £669.00 pounds . It used a tuned 948 cc OHV motor borrowed from the Austin A35 and it put out 43 BHP helped by Twin SU carburetors . Independent front suspension , Semi elliptic rear leaf springs and rack and pinion steering made it handle and driver very well . Production ended in 1961 and the MK2 Sprite was launched which also shared the MG Midget badge . A classic British sports car with bags of charm and its ready to enjoy . Supplied with V5C , Supporting history and MOT for 1 year at point of sale if required .
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