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1961 AUSTIN HEALEY BUGEYE SPRITE

Details

  • Body Type: Convertible
  • Year Built: 1961
  • Trans: Manual
  • Fuel Type: Gas
  • Ext color: Red
  • Int color: Gray

Red Exterior

Gray Interior

Black Canvas Convertible Top

Gray Tonneau Cover

1098cc Engine

4-Speed Manual Transmission

Wooden Steering Wheel

Steel Wheels with AH Wheel Covers

Side Curtains

Front Hinged Bonnet for Easier Access

Well Restored Car with Receipts for Parts Installed

Great Driving Car

 

The little Sprite quickly became affectionately known as the Frogeye in the UK and the Bugeye in the US, because its headlights were prominently mounted on top of the bonnet, inboard of the front wings. The car’s designers had intended that the headlights could be retracted, with the lenses facing skyward when not in use; a similar arrangement was used many years later on the Porsche 928. But cost cutting by BMC led to the flip-up mechanism being deleted, therefore the headlights were simply fixed in a permanently upright position, giving the car its most distinctive feature.

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