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Austin-Healey Sprite Mk II


Produced: 1961-1962, 20450 produced. (948cc engine version)
1962-1964, 11215 produced. (1098cc engine version)
Types: Sports,2 doors,2 seats
Austin Healey Sprite MK II 1963 Rear three quarter view

Following the success of the original "Frogeye" Austin Healey Sprite BMC decided to revamp and expand the range in 1961. The new range now included a badge engineered MG Midget version as well as the identical Mk II Sprite. The main changes were confined to the cars styling, the distinctive "Frogeye" front making way for a modern, squarer design.

Improvements included a more practical exterior boot-lid - Mk I Sprites had no boot lid, luggage had to be loaded behind the front seats!. Front disc brakes were standard and wire wheels were a popular factory option. From 1962 the Sprite Mk II featured a more powerful 1098cc A-Series engine, which introduced improved performance.  Practical Classics October 2009 - Featuring Buyers Guide Austin Healey Sprite and MG Midget (1958-1979).  Click Here to view in our shop.

Source: Motorbase


948ccS4 OHVBMC A-Series62.92mm x 76.2mm
1098ccS4 OHVBMC A-Series62.93mm x 83.72mm


Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
87 mph20 s22 s33 mpg46 bhp 5500




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

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