Austin-Healey Sprite Gold Portfolio 1957-71
The first Sprites were designed as affordable sports cars. They were simple and basic with a tuned Austin A35 engine. The 1961 restyle gave the Sprite a more conventional face; at the same time an MG version was announced. The power output was increased from the same sized engine. In 1962 the engine was increased to 1098cc and 55bhp. Winding windows came in with the Mk III in 1964. There was a further increase in bow hood. With other small alterations production of these small sports cars continued until July 1971. Covering all models from the Bugeye to the Mk IV this book consists of road and comparison tests, new model introductions, road research report, performance and technical data. 172 pages, 450 illus. SB. Soft Bound.