Posts Tagged ‘austin healey’

Back to Basics – 1964 Austin Healey Sprite

May 12, 2016

When your main work is with older cars that have things like dual overhead cams, fuel injection, limited slip differentials, and even a heater, it’s nice to fantasize about the simplicity of owning one of the most basic of sports cars. The Austin Healey/MG Spridget definitely qualifies for that category, particularly in its earlier Mark 2 iteration, with a simple 1098cc single carb overhead valve engine and optional equipment like heat and side windows. Let’s take a look at this 1964 Austin Healey Sprite for sale for $4000 in Los Gatos, CA.

1964 Austin Healey Sprite left front



Blow Me – Shorrock Supercharger and 1967 Austin Healey Sprite

May 9, 2014

From time to time, you can stumble on some cool old car parts in online listings. In the heady days of the post-war sports car movement, there were all kinds of parts available to help extract more power from your small-displacement, European-type sports car. Suppliers like EMPI, JC Whitney, and even the Donald Healey Motor Company competed for enthusiasts’ attention, selling bigger carburetors, mag wheels, and superchargers. That’s how we have parts such as this Shorrock C75B supercharger for sale for $3000 in Bloomfield Hills, MI.

1967 Austin Healey Sprite Shorrock C75B


Lingering Listing #1: 1962 Austin Healey Sprite

November 15, 2013

Another way to find an affordable classic car for sale is to troll through the older listings and see what turns up. While there will no doubt be some duds in there, both in terms of the car and the listing itself, services like craigslist require you to relist your item at the end of a predetermined interval. And while the reason for a no-sale could be the car, it could also be the description, the price, the seller, or the fact that the listing has disappeared from the top of search results. One of those factors is the reason why this 1962 Austin Healey Sprite, for sale in Fair Oaks, CA for $4000, has not sold yet.

1962 Austin Healey Sprite for sale right front