1969 Austin-Healey Sprite

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Manufacturer:  Austin-Healey
First Registered:  1969
Model:  Sprite
Registration No:  DMP 75H
Mileometer:  94,236
Chassis No:  12CEDPH7082
MOT:  Exempt
Colour:  Red

The Sprite was upgraded and presented at the London Motor Show in October 1966. Besides receiving the larger 1275 cc engine, the Mark IV and its cousin the Mark III MG Midget had several changes which were more than cosmetic. Most notable is the change from a removable convertible top, to a folding top of greatly improved design, which was much easier to use. Separate brake and clutch master cylinders were fitted, as car manufacturers' thoughts began to turn to making their products safer. For the 1970 model cast-alloy wheels were fitted and the grille was changed to resemble that fitted to the MG Midget. The Healey connection was discontinued in 1971, so the final 1,022 Sprites built were simply Austin Sprites. 22,790 Mark IV Sprites were made.

The 1969 Austin-Healey Sprite offered here is an unfinished project that has been standing for some time. The car was originally white, and has now been changed to red. It appears to be in good order, and the engine does run. The soft top appears to be in good order but the front needs refixing to the frame. The interior is needing a good clean but should come up well. This appears to be an easy project or running restoration for a new enthusiast. A good starter classic.

Note: This description is provided by the vendor and unless otherwise stated is 'Not Verified' by Barons or any person employed by Barons. Prospective purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any statements made, whether they be statements of fact or opinion.

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