Bugeye With Big Flares And Big Power

Bugeye With Big Flares And Big Power

1960 Austin Healey Sprite

Certainly, the original 948cc four cylinder engine in the first-generation Sprite is a bit underpowered – most sensible owners looking for power drop in a later 1275cc engine, perhaps with a big cam and a pair of sidedraft carbs.

This owner took things a bit beyond, with a 3.5 liter Rover V8.

There is very little of the original Sprite underneath – it’s been thoroughly rebuilt to handle the extra torque. A Mazda differential has been added, along with a matching independent rear suspension.

This looks distinctly terrifying to drive. And we love it.

It’s on eBay in southern California with reserve not yet met.

1960 Austin Healey Sprite blue profile 1960 Austin Healey Sprite blue rear quarter 1960 Austin Healey Sprite engine 1960 Austin Healey Sprite interior

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