Less than three years after the launch of the beautiful MGA , which replaced the last of the old Midgets the TF , yet another all-new sports car emerged from the Abingdon factory in Oxfordshire. Unlike the MGA, this one boasted monocoque construction; like the MGA, it used many of the mechanicals found in the mainstream sedans produced by the British Motor Corporation. This was, of course, the Austin Healey Sprite. The date was 20 May , the eve of the Grand Prix:. Today the Austin Motor Company makes motoring history with the announcement of a completely new and inexpensive sports car It has a maximum speed in the eighties and rapid acceleration, but with fuel consumption ranging from 30 — 45 mpg.
Austin Healey Sprite / Frogeye & MG Midget Parts & Spares
Austin Healey Sprite and MG Midget: spiritual successor to the MG TC - Shannons Club
Austin Healey Sprite & MG Midget
The Austin-Healey Sprite is a small open sports car which was produced in the United Kingdom from to It was intended to be a low-cost model that "a chap could keep in his bike shed", yet be the successor to the sporting versions of the pre-war Austin Seven. When the Mk. II Sprite was introduced in it was joined by a badge-engineered MG version, the Midget , reviving a model name used by MG from the late s through to the mid s. Enthusiasts often refer to these later Sprites and Midgets collectively as "Spridgets.