Lot 284 - 1962 Austin Healey Sprite Mk. II
|Odometer reading||29,406 miles|
|Result||Sold - £7,840|
Introduced in May 1961, the Mk. II version of AustinHealey's Sprite sported a more conventional visage courtesy of its full-width grille and wing mounted headlights. Other niceties included a rear bumper and opening boot lid. More civilised but slightly heavier than its 'Frogeye' predecessor, the Mk. II boasted more power and torque courtesy of improved carburetion and a close-ratio gearbox. Reputedly capable of 85mph, the lightweight two-seater was a fun little sports car at an affordable price.
First registered on 30th May 1962, this highly presentable Sprite Mk. II was the subject of an extensive restoration in 2008/2009. It was then put into dry storage two years later and has covered a minimal mileage since the work was completed. The underside was painted in the bodycolour and still looks smart. The interior was treated to new black upholstery, piped in red with black carpets. The hood and sidescreens were similarly renewed. The engine currently fitted to the car is number 9CG-DA-H29406 and tallies with the V5C registration document, itso may well be the original powerplant but this has not been verified. Sporting halogen headlights and benefiting from the recent installation of new quarter-elliptic rear springs, 82 TKR is a hoot to drive. This Austin Healey is offered for sale with V5C registration document (showing three previous keepers),some restoration photographs, invoices and previous MoT test certificates.
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