Austin-Healey Sprite Mark I 1960 (8554)
Manufacturer: British Motor Corporation Limited (BMC), Longbridge - UK Type: Sprite Mark I Engine: 948cc straight-4 Power: 43 bhp / 5.200 rpm Speed: 134 km/h Production time: 1958 - 1961 Production outlet: 48,987 Curb weight: 670 kg Special: - It was a design by Donald Mitchell Healey as a low cost sports car. - In the UK it's called "Frogeye", in the US "Bugeye" and in Germany "Froschauge". - The headlights mounted on the top of hood were "lifted" because of U.S. Import legislation…
Introduced 1967 - 1969 Number built - 9002 cars - all versionsThe arrival of the MGC in 1967 was greeted with mixed reactions both from enthusiasts and the motoring press. It can be described as one of the most controversial sports cars ever produced from Abingdon and during its short life (1967-1969) the car was never short of attention, particularly from the press.