A powerful way to get wind in your hair is with the 1958 – 1961 Austin-Healey Sprite Mark 1.
Some 20 years ago Austin made a small sports car that had maximum speed in the eighties and rapid acceleration.
All that but with fuel consumption ranging from 30-40 mpg, this was the Sprite Mark 1.
This may be the most memorable British car thanks to its “bug-eye” headlights and “smiling” front grille.
British Motor Corporation first announced it to the press in Monte Carlo in May 1958.
The Austin Healey Mark 1 became quickly loveable and one popular vehicle across Britain – especially as a competition car.
This pleasant two seater was simple yet pleasant and distinctive and was destined to be successful – and it still is to this day.
In actual fact, the Austin-Healey Sprite Mark 1 was much more popular than it had been anticipated.
1967 saw the unfortunate end of production of the Sprite Mark. The 1275cc Midget replaced this in 1968.
Handling was one of the Sprite’s sportiest traits that could never be replicated by the Midget.
Without anything further to say the Austin-Healey Sprite Mark 1 well and truly left a mark in history!