- Photographed at the Adelaide Heritage Run, Keswick, South Australia in October 2018

Austin Healey Sprite

This is the OTHER Sprite! Not the famous Bug-Eye or Frog-Eye (see the link at the bottom of this post).

This was the Mark II, which came AFTER the Bug-eye and was a big improvement mechanically.

They were produced in the United Kingdom from 1961 to 1964.

When the Mk. II Sprite was introduced in 1961 it was joined by a badge-engineered MG version, the Midget, reviving a model name used by MG from the late 1920s through to the mid 1950s. Enthusiasts often refer to these later Sprites and Midgets collectively as "Spridgets." The MG-badged version of the car continued in production for several years after the Austin-Healey brand ceased to exist.

Two 4-cylinder engines were available, a 948cc with 46hp, and a 1098cc (introduced in 1962) with 56hp.

Top speed was around 85 mph, and 0-60 took 20 seconds!

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