The Austin-Healey Sprite is a small open sports car that was manufactured in the UK from 1958 to 1971.
The Sprite was designed by the Donald Healey Motor Company and manufactured at the MG factory in Abingdon. It was first offered for sale at a price of £669. It used a tuned version of the Austin A-Series engine and as many other components as possible from existing cars to keep costs down.
The Speedwell was a special bodied Sprite created with the help of John Sprinzel.
It had proved to be a formidable contender at endurance racing in races such as Sebring. The body was aerodynamic, featuring a curvy body and curved windshield. Many of its body components were comprised of lightweight aluminum, such as the wings and coupe top.
The MK2, like this offered, was introduced in spring 1961.
Check this walkaround video of this cute little racer:
This offered 1961 Speedwell left the factory, as a left hand drive, to the netherlands in spring 1961. It also has factory options like toughened glass windscreen, kilometers per hour speedometer and a revcounter.
It got completely restored and is registered in Germany on the H-plate and even the original Dutch documents are available.
The overall impression shows this car was revived with much love. Paint is shiny and all gaps show the right distance. Engine starts right up, sounds racy and runs smooth after a couple of seconds. The interieur had been upholstered very nice with black leatherette and you can easy reach the fire extinguisher. Even stopwatches and a tripmaster are already installed.
The car is located in Essen / Germany waiting for to kick you back in those racy days in the beginning sixties.
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Austin Healy Speedwell MK2 1 of 2
Essen / Germany