Modifications Already Done: 1965 Austin-Healey Sprite

Earlier this week I wrote a story about a rough but solid 1969 Austin-Healey Sprite that struck a chord with fans of these simple, honest sports cars.  There is just something about a sports car that provides everything you… more»

Starter Sports Car: 1969 Austin-Healey Sprite

If you are one of those people who has held off on buying a collectible sports car due to space concerns or a lack of folding money, then your days of procrastinating may be over.  Currently up for grabs… more»

Which Sprite? 1965 Driver or 1962 Project

This tale of two Austin-Healey Sprites begs us to choose: both are early cars but the red one is an Irish twin of the Bugeye, with production separated by a mere year. It shares the same motor, albeit with… more»

Cheap Driver: 1963 Austin Healey Sprite

This pocket-sized Brit is fun incarnate. If you’ve never driven a Sprite or a Midget, try one on for size sometime; they’re not fast but they feel quick. And though small, the handling infuses the driver with confidence –… more»

BF Auction: 1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite

UPDATE – Photos of the spare parts have been added to the listing. Not mentioned in the listing, but included with the car is an exhaust header, oil cooler kit, set of vintage air cleaners, the original steering wheel,… more»

BF Auction: 1958 Austin-Healey “Bugeye” Sprite

Britain entered what became known as the “Age of Austerity” following World War II, with many items we now take for granted strictly rationed. One of these was fuel, with rationing finally ending in 1950. The country’s economy was… more»

Low Mile Bugeye: 1960 Austin-Healey Sprite

When Austin-Healey introduced the Sprite back in 1958, the moniker of Bugeye was not in any way official terminology related to the roadster.  But not long after these cars made their debut, that’s what enthusiasts affectionately started calling them,… more»

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»