1971-1971, 1022 produced.
Sports,2 doors,2 seats
Confusingly British Leyland decided to rename its Austin Healey Sprite as simply Austin Sprite, this was due to the demise of the Austin Healey brand. The Sprite's were really badge engineered MG Midgets which sold in greater numbers throughout the life of the two parallel models, despite the fact that model was a development of the original Austin Healey "Frogeye" Sprite.
To identify these last Sprite models the sill (rocker) panels are painted in matt black and the name badges were obviously changed. The Sprites now had Rostyle wheels and different front grilles to give them a more up-to-date look for the fashion conscious 70's.
Austin Sprites were discontinued in 1971, the MG Midget carried on in production until the MG marque disappeared in 1979.
|1275cc||S4 OHV||BMC A-Series||70.61mm x 81.3mm|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|96 mph||13 s|
|Description||Auctioneer||Date||Hammer Price||Hammer Price
|224||Austin Mini Cooper S 1275cc||Historics at Brooklands||26 May 2012||Not sold|
|001||1970 AUSTIN-HEALEY SPRITE||H&H Sales Limited||22 Nov 2006||£1600.00||-|
|112||Austin Mini Cooper S||Barons||1 Aug 2006||£2500.00||-|
|59||1961 AUSTIN HEALEY 'FROGEYE' SPRITE||H&H Sales Limited||13 Apr 2005||£7200.00||-|
|020||Austin Mini Cooper S (1971)||BCA||7 Feb 2000||-||£4333.00|
|445||Austin Mini Cooper S (1971)||Kruse||15 Nov 1997||Not sold|
|001||Austin Mini Cooper Mk III (1971)||Coys||31 Oct 1995||£3000.00||-|
|059||Austin Mini Cooper S MKIII (1971)||Sandown||30 Oct 1993||£4000.00||-|
|ISBN||Title||Publisher||Buy this book|
|1855205963||Restoring Sprites & Midgets - An Enthusiasts Guide by Grahame Bristow||Brooklands Books|
|1855203715||Austin-Healey Sprite Gold Portfolio 1957-71||Brooklands Books|
|Publication||Classics Monthly Spring 2009|
|Premium blend- This immaculate Sprite has been restored with one or two little extras...|