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Austin-Healey Sprite Mk IV

Overview

Produced: 1966-1969, 20357 produced.
Types: Sports,2 doors,2 seats
Austin Healey Sprite MkIV (red bodywork, front view)

The final version of the Austin Healey Sprite arrived in 1966, the Mk IV. The Mk IV now used a twin carb, 1275cc version of the proven A-Series engine, which it shared with other BMC sporting models such as the Mini Cooper S. Another major improvemnet was the addition of a proper folding hood, previous models consisted of a separate hood cover and frame.

In 1969 a "British Leyland" make over was applied to the Sprite, consisting of matt black paint on the sills, Rostyle wheels and a plastic front grille. Between 1969-1970 the Austin Healey name dissapeared and all cars were now sold as "Austin Sprites"Practical Classics October 2009 - Featuring Buyers Guide Austin Healey Sprite and MG Midget (1958-1979).  Click Here to view in our shop.

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Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
1275ccS4 OHVBMC A-Series70.61mm x 81.3mm

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
94 mph14.6 s19.7 s30 mpg65 bhp 6000

Brakes

FrontRearComment
DiscDrum

Dimensions

WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
6' 8"3' 9"3' 9"11' 5"4' 5" 0 (13)0' 0"

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