So when you see a classic for sale with the name Le Mans mentioned, it is always going to get attention. They were small, light and with highly tuned engines, they proved highly effective on the track. The Ultimate Classic Car Book. The Tifosi Rana Frogeye Sprite replica retains a significant amount of the character and appeal of the original version by using the MG Midget as its basis. And this one looks stunning in Speedwell Blue. Kingsford-Booty was non-committal as he had already determined that building further cars even in limited numbers could not be accomplished at a profit due to the time and expense that were involved in making the complex bodies out out of aluminum. Rubber-capped overriders were standard fitments front and rear.
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Some body colours could now be ordered with the option of the seats, door trim and floor carpets in beige rather than the standard black. This gave the car its appeal as a result of its much loved cute appearance. Sprite Club of South Australia website is also worth a good look. Retrieved on 22 July via web. The advantage of this stage is that no welding is needed and only requires the bonnet and doors to be fitted to it. Alfa Romeo Convertible touring.
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Alongside a new range of body colours, both cars now had the same grille, based on the plainer square-mesh design of the MkII-onwards Sprite but now finished in satin black with the addition of a chrome embelisher. As more modern competitors arrived and as the British-built Sprite was modernised, sales dropped precipitously, with only 63 cars built in Though scarcely sybaritic, these changes helped the Sprite and Midget compete with the recently released Triumph Spitfire. A "Custom package" allows a purchaser to specify various choices of engine, transmission suspension, paint and trim. The distance had been compensated for by tons of filler on the bulkhead panel and an 'adjusted' windscreen surround.
Description: Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite Mk1. Lenham GTs gab es als Serie 1 und Serie 2. Armstrong Siddeley Star Sapphire. At MG Live, Silverstone The front suspension was a coil spring and wishbone arrangement, with the arm of the Armstrong lever shock absorber serving as the top suspension link.