Sprite

Already Gone? 1966 Austin-Healey Sprite Mark III

Titles are harder than a lot of people think. You want something that catches the eye, excites interest, and, at the same time, encapsulates the main point of the presentation. Thus, when selling a car, one might not wish… more»

One Owner? 1959 Austin-Healey Sprite

What constitutes a one-owner vehicle? Is it a car that was only kept and driven by a single person, or one that after a long time may have passed into another set of hands but otherwise remained undriven and… more»

Frogeye Find: 1960 Austin-Healey Sprite

Back in 1958, the Austin-Healey Sprite was rolled out as a small, low-budget, British-made roadster. It earned the nickname “frogeye” in the UK for its headlights positioned on top of the hood, inboard of the front wings. In the… more»

Bug-Eye in the Barn: 1960 Austin-Healey Sprite

The Austin-Healey Sprite was introduced in 1958 as a small, low-cost, British open sports car that “a chap could keep in his bike shed.” It’s best known for its headlights which were mounted on top of the hood, inboard… more»

Engine Upgrade: 1958 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite

This Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite is an early production example that looks like it has led a hard life. It could be a great project car, and the fresh motor that rests under the hood means that it should offer… more»

Race Roadster? 1961 Austin-Healey Sprite

For those of us who are more concerned with “go” than “show,” this 1961 Austin-Healey Sprite may – after a little tinkering – meet that preference. This one was sent in by a Barn Finds reader who found it… more»

No Reserve: 1965 Austin-Healey Sprite

If there is one aspect of traditional British sports cars that is prone to criticism, it is the fact that they don’t tend to be the most relaxed of open-road cruisers. This 1965 Austin-Healey Sprite has received some mechanical… more»

Solid Project: 1960 Austin-Healey Sprite

When viewed from the front, an Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite looks like a little car with a grin on its face. Slipping behind the wheel of one of these can also have the same effect on the driver because they… more»

Cheap Project: 1959 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite

This is one of those moments where I am glad that there are a lot of miles between me and the location of a classic car. If I lived closer to Saint Paul, Minnesota, I would find it extremely… more»

Former Trophy Winner: 1959 Austin-Healey Sprite

At the risk of making a bold generalization, a motoring enthusiast will forgive a car for being ugly if it possesses breathtaking performance. Conversely, a car can still be a thing of beauty even if it lacks sufficient horsepower… more»

Ready To Restore: 1962 Austin-Healey Sprite

When the Mark II version of the Austin-Healey Sprite was introduced in 1961, the most immediately noticeable difference between it and its predecessor was the front end styling. The “Bugeye” treatment that had been the hallmark of the Mark… more»

1960 Austin Healey Bug Eye Sprite Exclusive!

Reader Jennifer O doesn’t have much to say about this Bug Eye Sprite, but then again there isn’t a ton to say about such a simple sports car. These cars are about as basic as it gets, but Jennifer… more»

Instant Recognition: 1958 Austin-Healey “Bugeye” Sprite

The “Bugeye” Sprite was introduced to the motoring world in 1958 and remained in production in this form until the Series II Sprite was launched in 1961. With the release of the Series II, that distinctive look disappeared, and… more»