1960 Austin-Healey Sprite User Reviews

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1960 Austin-Healey Sprite Review
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Great Weekend Fun In The Sun Car — Fun car to drive the canyons with. Needs a 5th gear. Unique head turner..."its sooooo cute" ...mid-life crisis car. runs like a champ for a 50 year old car...almost new paint and interior. Wheels are now original steal had them refurbed like new. Car was designed to be a very inexpensive sports car. No trunk lid (boot) Bugeye lights originally were suppose to be pop ups but was too expensive, there are no exterior door handles and you turn the heater on under the hood.

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

Pros: fun fun fun

Cons: can't think of any...it is an English auto which can be bad mechanically

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1960 Austin-Healey Sprite Review
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Worth Every Penny. — Loved this car! The original pocket rocket. A go cart with a four banger tractor engine. No comfort, all style, plenty of your essential substance that hugs corners like their a hot lover and give you the sensation that at 50 mph you're screaming across the Bonneville Flats at 200 mph. Tough to get my 6' 2" frame into, but who cared! This was abject love . . . .

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

Pros: A car for picking up chicks with discerning automative tastes, one of the greatest ragtops ever made.

Cons: uhhhhh, there isn't any reason to avoid this car except for maybe it's not great in 10" of snow.  Been there, done that, maybe not again.

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1960 Austin-Healey Sprite Review
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35

If You Like It Buy It If Not Laugh At It — bit of understeer great car, needs new rear bumper, steering is squeeky, 0-60 8 seconds, put an upgraded engine in. interior now mint leather exterrior white with chrome trim new added, handed down through will, fun to drive round twisty roads

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

Pros: looks wicked

Cons: other people hate it

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Austin Healey Sprite Mk1 1960 — This car is the an awesome car for any girl who loves classic cars! Ive wanted one since I was 6 and finally got one when I was 17! I love it so much I will never ever part with it! They can be done up to go quicker but mine isnt. And being a classic car it can be a little rattley at times and of course needs to be well maintained.

Pros: Fun and cute!

Cons: There are none! :-)

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1960 Austin-Healey Sprite Review
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65

Sweet Little Sports Car. — Awesome classic British sports car. Light, fun to drive, 4 speed, rear wheel drive. Cool little cruiser car. Also makes a great race car when built as one.

Pros: RWD, manual gearbox, convertible top, two seater, lots of available parts, both performance and otherwise.

Cons: Weak rear axle when taking lots of power. Old school suspension.

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Reviews From Other Years

1969 Austin-Healey Sprite Reviews

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

BMC/British Leyland is sorta iffy on build quality later on, but this car is spot on. Very few problems. Performance isn't astronomical but plenty to be fun. Makes driving a pleasure, always. It reall... Read More

1966 Austin-Healey Sprite Reviews

Every One Should Own One For At Least Awhile. By Adam

Who would of thought 60hp would be so fun. The austin healey sprite embodies everything good from a classic sports car. With it's classic timeless looks and amazing handling it is a blast to drive a... Read More

Wait Until You See The Finished Product! By Fred

stock- 1098cc inline 4 cylinder engine producing about 50 hp. 4 speed transmission, hydraulic clutch, factory front disc brakes, curb weight of 1650 lbs. weber carb upgrade, removable top, leather tau... Read More

1964 Austin-Healey Sprite Reviews

Austin Healey Sprite By Matthew

had this car for 5 or so years was great to drive never broke down and was great getting out in it when the weather was fine. Looking to get something like a mark 1 cortina so i can take the entire fa... Read More

1962 Austin-Healey Sprite Reviews

Cheap And Cheerful By Patrick3595

cant pull the skin off a rice pudding but handles like its on rails until you push it too far and the back end snaps out but in a nice predictable way, easy to work on if you can get the madness of th... Read More

1959 Austin-Healey Sprite Reviews

Special Sprite. By Alistair

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 s... Read More

Cool Little Car By John

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! Read More

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