1961 Austin Healey Sprite Base 0.9L

Price: US $2,550.00 Item location: Brighton, Michigan, United States
  • Make: Austin Healey
  • Model: Sprite
  • SubModel: MKI
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: convertible
  • Year: 1961
  • Mileage: 65,000
  • VIN: AN5L47767
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 0.9L 948CC 58Cu. In. l4 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: U/K
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Options: Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1961 Austin Healey Sprite MKI

This was the last year for the MKI - I have been told this was only one of 44 MKI/s built in 1961. Sprite MKI's were built from May 1958-May 1961. Car registrations numbers match: Body - AN546729 BAE 46899 Eng. 9C-U-H47281 and all number plates are present.

The car is mechanically sound and rust free. The 948cc motor is strong and the clutch and gearbox are excellent. Brakes are good and steering is spot on. Acknowledging that every one worries about rust....... I can provide many photos showing the rust free status but of course a personal inspection would be the best. The interior is also very tidy. The paint is excellent but has a couple of minor flaws. There is a little bit of crazing on the hood very hard to see could not really catch it in a photo and also one spot where the paint is up a tad anda spot behind driver side bumperette where the paint is thin hidden by the bumperette.The hood undercoating looks proper and complements the engine compartment. All chrome is excellent and carpet and all trim is also. The car has its side curtains the proper top frame and a new top that has not been installed. New tonneau installed this year. I have the front bumper but will need re-chroming.

This car was purchased from a University Professor who owned for 24 years. Previous owner according to him was the President of the local AH club in PA. The previous owner had his own mechanic and kept the car stored indoors in heated garage where his other antique autos were stored. I have the front bumper but will need re-chroming.