|Auction Close||Year||Make/Model||Sold $|
Austin Healey Bugeye1960 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite--NO RESERVE!!
|$1,926||[ view auction details ]|
Austin Healey Sprite Mark 11960 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite Mark 1-Barn Find project! Stored since 1981!
|$1,825||[ view auction details ]|
Austin Healey Sprite"1959 Austin-Healey Mark 1 ""Bugeye"" Sprite"
|$13,723||[ view auction details ]|
Austin Healey Sprite1958 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite - Mostly original - Frogeye - So. NJ
|$7,300||[ view auction details ]|
Austin Healey SpriteBugeye Sprite
|$5,600||[ view auction details ]|
Austin Healey Sprite1961 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite
|$5,250||[ view auction details ]|
Austin Healey Other1958 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite, Builder Wanted
|$1,902||[ view auction details ]|
Austin Healey Sprite1960 Bugeye Sprite
|$13,606||[ view auction details ]|
Austin Healey1959 Austin-Healey Sprite Bugeye race car, built 1275cc, Weber carb, VARA/HSR
|$7,266||[ view auction details ]|
Austin Healey SpriteAustin Healey Sprite (Bugeye) No Reserve
|$1,225||[ view auction details ]|
|Engine Options||948cc 4 cyl OHV|
|Max Power||43 horsepower|
|Max Speed||83 mph|
|Parts & Support|
The "frogeye" or "bugeye" Sprite goes down in history as one of the cars that brought sporty motoring to the people. In 1958, the Sprite was easily the cheapest mass-produced sports car and close to 50,000 sales in three years says it all. The car's low price came from using Austin A35 parts, though the 948cc engine had twin carbs and an extra 9 horsepower. The Sprite used Morris Minor steering and an MG clutch and master cylinders. Simple unibody construction with a large one-piece bonnet whose high headlamps engendered the various nicknames. The car was really quite primitive (no trunklid) and not very fast, but had bags of character and was very tossable. 1,098 and 1,275 cc conversions are not uncommon, and the Sprite MkI is one of the most-raced sports cars of the vintage era. Prices range from $13,000 to $25,000 for top examples.