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1959 Austin-Healey SpriteReview
Alistair writes:

Special Sprite. — It's on aero screens, silver with red leather and carpets. Super (too much) tune 1380 engine with a 45 DCOE Webber and no exhaust to speak of. Wire wheels, old fashioned tyres, quarter elliptic rear springs. All means LOTS of oversteer, turn in, lift off, power on: It only does one thing. Me and my dear old Dad have spent five years giving it a bare metal resto.. It's very nearly finished and it's a very lovely thing. I worked on it with my Dad and I went to the church in it the day I got married.. Thikn I'll ever let it go?.. Naa.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: It's as raw as it gets

Cons: It's as raw as it gets

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1959 Austin-Healey SpriteReview
John writes:

Cool Little Car — Severely underpowered. Mine never ran. restoration proved to be too costly and the project was ditched. Originally had something like 59 Horsepower! Beautiful design. Some day I wish to own another!

Pros: Light, fantastic design

Cons: Uni-body, underpwered, British Mechanics...

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1969 Austin-Healey Sprite Reviews

If You Just Want Something To Drive That Drives Amazingly And Nothing Else. By Thursby

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1966 Austin-Healey Sprite Reviews

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1964 Austin-Healey Sprite Reviews

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1962 Austin-Healey Sprite Reviews

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1960 Austin-Healey Sprite Reviews

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