1964 Austin Healey Sprite MkIII Mk3 vintage classic sports car

Price: US $4,000.00 Item location: Stratford, Connecticut, United States
  • Make: Austin Healey
  • Model: Sprite
  • SubModel: Mk III
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Mk III
  • Year: 1964
  • Mileage: 83,059
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 1098cc 1.1L A-series I4
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
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1964 Austin Healey Sprite Mk III

Austin Healey Sprite Mk III 1964

Fabulous example ‘hot’ engine rust free 5 speed trans

INCREDIBLE floor sills trunk floor exterior etc…….can’t find a speck of rust. And with beautiful red paint absolutely gorgeous.

Engine: last owner rebuilt it for it seems autocross use. Strong high lift camshaft head work headers twin SUs my tests: 155-160 psi compression in every cylinder 50 psi oil pressure when warm zero smoke cold or hot. Feels faster than any stock 1275 Spridget I ever drove. And revs fantastically. Engine is the late model 10CC 1098cc with the superior 2” main bearings and beefier crankshaft.

Trans is a modern 5 speed close ratio all synchromesh unit. AND WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!!!!!!!! While in 4th the car is very buzzy at 3700 rpm shift into 5th and it calms down to a refined 3000 rpm. YES you can actually drive somewhere in this car.

New front disc calipers with new Aeroquip flex lines new front and rear springs new bushings rear tube shock conversion front sway bar added a good set of radial tires on original wheels.

Chrome is quite nice probably original not pitted or peeling. Convertible top is in good condition as is the full tonneau cover. Has spare wheel/tire jack and original lug wrench.

Seats look fairly new beautifully done in red with white piping. Dash interior panels and carpets are all in good condition. New seat belts nice original steering wheel all gauges work properly same with the heater (AND the original heater switch works….this is a very rare piece not being reproduced and while it can be replaced with a cheap toggle switch impressive to see it still working).

Last owner told me it had a new wiring harness looks good and everything works. Exhaust is mainly a glasspack and while not offensive does have a nice throaty sound.

On the road no rattles or clunks excellent ride (for being a Sprite) handling braking and especially engine/trans operation and performance. While sure we ALL love the concept of a Sprite in actuality they leave a lot to be desired. But this car is quick high geared a treat to shift through the (5) gears and doesn’t miss a beat. And then…….there is that famous name…………

For the money hard to imagine a better basic English sports car. And after fifty years of driving and owning Sprites I would say this is the best single one I have ever encountered.If you have questions you are encouraged to call me (between 10-5 eastern time) at 203-377-6746. Thanks for looking and good luck!

(This car is available for sale in a variety of publications and I reserve the right to end the auction at any time for any reason. As a 50-year-old sports car it's offered as-is and where-is with no guarantee or warranty. I require a 10% deposit within 48 hours of sale and full payment within 7 days. I can help the winner ship this vehicle anywhere in the world.)