CLASSIC BRITISH SPORTS CAR, 1098 CC 4 CYL, 4 SP MANUAL, CLEAN, FUN & AFFORDABLE!
- Condition: Used
- Make: Austin Healey
- Model: Sprite
- SubModel: Mark IV
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Mark IV
- Doors: 2
- Year: 1967
- Mileage: 75,837
- VIN: 22589300
- Color: Green
- Engine size: 1098CC
- Transmission: Manual
- Interior color: Red
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1967 Austin Healey Sprite Mark IV
Lightweight sports car fun with a legendary name attached to it is why this 1967 Austin Healey Sprite MkIII so alluring. And so the affordable price on this ready-to-run classic means you're not the only one dreaming of droptop fun.
This one just seems to get the presentation right. These MkIII cars have a much less polarizing and more sophisticated appearance than the first generation. Plus, the Polo Green is one of the shades that could be used for British Racing Green so it really looks like a much more upstanding British machine. This one lives up to its sprightly name with the bumpers expertly deleted. And not only does it save weight, but it also really gives this one a sleeker and sportier appearance. Add in the leather hood straps, winged hood badge, and English vanity plate up front, and this one looks ready to make a run to Goodwood.
Because a vehicle like this was made to be open to the world, there has been a nice investment in a handsome interior. Not only does the red look great against the dark green exterior, but also the white piping and details on the seats and door panels really give it an extra dose of class. While there are two individual bucket seats, it's really the driver's one that matters. You slip behind the correct three-spoke steering wheel, which gives you a commanding view of the gauges. And the way the gearstick feels in your right hand lets you know this is a true back roads machine. While the MKIIs have full roll up windows, and there are provisions for the folding convertible top, we really know you're going to love driving with the split tonneau that also comes with the sale.
The 1098cc four-cylinder motor was an upgrade in displacement from previous generations. It's a lively motor that has been properly taken care of in this example. You can see that this is mean to be a proper driver by the condition of the dual carburetors, upgraded insulation, and upgraded electric fan. And while these were not the car to go challenging Corvettes, the Healey Sprites are legendary for another reason. This little roadster commands your attention. You'll love being an essential part of the performance as you listen for the exact right moment to shift the four-speed manual. It's all up to you to remain in the best powerband. Plus, its unibody construction keeps the weight down white making it more rigid that many far more expensive roadsters. And it even handles quite nicely thanks to quick steering, modern tires, and front disc brakes.
So as you look at all the pictures of this classic British icon, don't forget that other drivers might be figuring out that this roadster is within their budget too. Don't miss out, call today!