Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 124
Year : 1967
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : manual
Registration No. : LOC 16F
Chassis No. : GAN4/58574G
Engine No. : 13805
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale


First introduced in Monte Carlo by the British Motor Corporation
(BMC) on 20th May, 1958 and intended as a low-cost model, the
Sprite was designed by the Donald Healey Motor Company which
received a royalty payment from the manufacturers BMC. The low cost
of £669 was achieved by using a mildly tuned version of the
A-Series engine and as many other components from existing cars as
possible. Manufactured at the MG sports car factory at Abingdon, it
was not surprising that the success of the design would lead to an
MG version known as the Midget. The final version of the Austin
Healey Sprite arrived in 1966 as the Mk. IV. The new model now used
a twin carburettor 1275cc version of the proven A-Series engine
which it shared with other BMC models such as the Mini Cooper

This little MG was first registered on 18th September, 1967 and
is supplied with a photographic file detailing a thorough

The car was located in Scotland after being in storage for many
years with the restoration commencing in 2014. Statements within
the file comment on the car being remarkably sound. The chassis was
stripped back, prepared, primed and painted in white. The body was
refurbished in the winter of 2014-2015 with metal wheel arches
welded in to a high standard. The engine was rebuilt with new
pistons; the cylinder head was stripped and fitted with big valves.
Twin 1½ inch SU carburettors were fully reconditioned on a new
manifold along with a new stainless steel big bore exhaust manifold
fitted. The front suspension was rebuilt with new bushes, springs
etc along with the brakes. To keep the black interior looking as
fresh as it is, a black hood and tonneau cover are supplied.

Various old MoT test certificates and bills as well as many
invoices for parts for the restoration are included in the file
along with a clear HPI certificate, V5 document and the
aforementioned photographic record of works carried out.
Beautifully presented and looking purposeful with the wider arches
and rebuilt engine under the bonnet, this fast road
specification pocket rocket offers the enthusiast a whole lot
of fun in a compact, nimble package.
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170