1961 Austin Healey Sprite Mark II 2 Door Roadster

Stock #P4554
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Pleasanton
Showroom
63,112
Mileage
Roadster
Body Style
4 Speed Manual
Transmission
cylinders 948cc A-Series I4
Engine
··· L34942
VIN
Not Specified
Exterior
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Interior
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The British Mark I Sprite was known as the Frogeye in the U.K. and the Bugeye in the U.S. because of its distinctive headlights mounted on top of the center bonnet (hood). The mounted headlights were not actually part of the original car design; they were originally going to be mounted into the front of the car so they could "flip up" when they were in use, with the lenses facing skyward when not in use. However, mounting production costs lead to the flip-up headlight idea being abandoned and so the headlights were simply mounted in a permanent upright position giving rise to the car's most distinctive feature.

The front sheet-metal assembly bonnet and wings was a one-piece unit, hinged from the back, that swung up to allow access to the engine compartment. Both the 948cc engine (coded 9CC), steering and suspension were derived from the Austin A35 & Morris Minor 100

Pleasanton
Showroom
4321 First Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566
925-484-2262
Pleasanton
Showroom
4321 First Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566
925-484-2262