1958→1961 Austin-Healey Sprite Mark I
Known alternatively as the Frogeye or Bugeye, the Austin-Healey Sprite was known for its distinctive healylight pods that were initially designed to be retractable.
The Sprite was one of the first sports cars to use unitary body construction. The employed many pieces from the BMC parts bin including the Austin A35 engine with 11⁄8" inch SU carburettors.
Auction Sales History
1959 Austin-Healey Sprite Mk I AN5-L/16468 - sold for $48,400
1963 SCCA One-Liter Champion. Important Ownership and Racing History. Authentic 2008 Restoration Subect of a Featured Article in Classic Motorsports. Accompanied by Extensive Documentation and a BMHT Certificate.
Auction Source: The Scottsdale Auctions by Gooding & Company
1961 Austin-Healey Sebring Sprite - sold for €75,000
It seems probable that some time around the early 1970s the majority if not all of the rebuilt, modified and developed car was scrapped while its chassis plate and registration identity survived. Mr Dick Skipworth acquired this identity/entity from Ron Scoma to join his growing Ecurie Ecosse Collection in the late 1990s. It all arrived "...as a pile of bits in a packing case" most crucially providing the original Ecosse Le Mans Sprite's... read more
Auction Source: Bonhams splits up the Ecurie Ecosse Collection