1961 Austin Healy Sprite Owned by Ian Sanderson and Jill Mcleod. Gladstone. –
The Mark II Sprite replaced the Frogeye Sprite but continued with the same 948 cc power plant but updated with a larger ltwin 1 1/4 inch SU carburetors – upgrading the power a bit. I think you need to British to understand and appreciate the increase power to 46.5 bhp. It included a close ratio gearbox.
The Old Frogeye styling was dumped. And the headlights moved to where they work better. The Land Rover had similar centered headlight . . This styling was to be a basis for the new MGB. Nether the less 948 cc proved to be ample power for British country roads, and this was a great fun car, affordable for many young couples with a flair for picnics in the country site in good weather.
On a good day, a top speed of a bit over eighty mile an hour could be reached. In 1961 with the handing of cars of that era, one did need to be a fairly competent driver to risk it. One of the great British Fun cars..