YFO 605 – 1960 Austin-Healey Sprite MK1


Primary Vehicle Information

  • Exterior Color: Goodwood Green
  • Transmission: Manual


The Austin-Healey Sprite is a small open top sports car that was announced in 1958, just prior to that years Monaco Grand Prix

It was designed as a low cost model (it originally went on sale for just £669) and was the successor to the sporting versions of the pre-war Austin Seven.

This particular example was supplied new on 12th July 1960 to H A Saunders Ltd, London.

Finished in Goodwood Green, with 1275cc engine and has been the subject of a previous restoration.

Recent new parts include:

  • New Radiator
  • New clutch
  • New wiring harness
  • New fuel pump
  • brake overhaul
  • Uprated suspension – MK2 spec
  • Clean shim and refit kingpins
  • Engine and engine bay detailed
  • Gold Seal engine fitted a couple of years ago
  • Full respray a couple of years ago

Comes with soft top and side screens

Fibreglass bonnet

To be sold with 12 months MOT

Not one for the purist, but what a lot of fun for a fraction of the price of a concours example.