Sprite

Tidy Driver: 1967 Austin-Healey Sprite Mark IV

With winter fast approaching, now would seem to be the least logical time to buy a classic British sports car. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Those colder months allow a new owner time to partake in… more»

Spridget Project: 1964 Austin-Healey Sprite

The Austin-Healey Sprite was a small open sports car built in the UK from 1958 to 1971. It was produced at MG’s factory who added their badged version of the auto in 1961 called the MG Midget. Together, they… more»

Parked for 20 Years: 1962 Austin-Healey Sprite Mk II

Life has a nasty habit of getting in the way of our best-laid plans, which is the case with this 1962 Austin-Healey Sprite Mk II and its current owner. Various circumstances mean it is a restoration project that stalled… more»

Affordable Brit: 1959 Austin-Healey “Bugeye” Sprite

There’s always something heartwrenching about seeing a classic car that has fallen upon hard times. That is the case with this 1959 Austin-Healey “Bugeye” Sprite. It looks like it has been sitting for years before falling victim to a… more»

55 Years in Storage: 1960 Austin-Healey Sprite

Okay, so let’s run down the list: barn? Check. Find? Most definitely check. Take a look at this dusty but beautiful 1960 Austin-Healey Sprite! Located in Frankenmuth, Michigan, it’s listed here on Facebook Marketplace for $5,000, or best offer.

Stylish Pixie: 1967 Austin Healey Sprite

The Austin Healey Sprite was first marketed as the beloved Bugeye in 1958. In 1961, the Sprite body was updated and twinned with the MG Midget to give customers an option under each badge. The Austin Healey version was… more»

Project Bumblebee Update! Fixing Leaks

I recently wrote about my latest purchase, this 1960 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite. There was lots of great feedback in the comments section, so I thought I better get out and fix something on the car that I could… more»

No Reserve: 1968 Austin-Healey Sprite Mk IV

Classic British sports cars have a dedicated following, and it’s easy to see why. While they don’t possess the outright performance of a genuine muscle car, they offer an engaging driving experience and a level of maneuverability that is… more»

Barn Racer: 1959 Austin-Healey Sprite

Twenty-seven is an interesting number. Not as fascinating as some, perhaps, but it is both a perfect cube– rare enough– and a number raised to itself, which is even more unusual in the broad sweep of the integers. But… more»

Ready To Restore: 1959 Austin-Healey “Bugeye” Sprite

I doubt that there has ever been a British sports car that has been viewed with quite the affection reserved for the Austin-Healey “Bugeye” Sprite. Its frontal styling seems to melt hearts, but the reality is that its distinctive… more»

Bugeye Beauty: 1960 Austin-Healey Sprite

“So you see, that was where the trouble began. That smile. That damned smile.” This 1960 Austin-Healey Sprite is located in Sequim, Washington, and listed here on Facebook Marketplace for $7,500.

Miata-Powered Bugeye! 1960 Austin-Healey Sprite

The Austin-Healey Sprite was a small open-cockpit sports car produced in the UK between 1958-71. It was marketed as the low-cost successor to the Austin Seven. The Mark I, the first-generation, was built through 1960 and would include the… more»

Proper English Sport Sedan: 1936 Riley Kestrel Sprite

The ideal sport sedan is generally considered a BMW M5 in the modern era. Fast, nimble, powerful, and exclusive. Way before BMW decided to put a big engine in a midsize family sedan, Riley made the English equivalent. Svelte,… more»

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»