The Austin Healey Sprite MK IV was launched in 1966, the most noticeable change was receiving the larger 1275cc engine. The MK IV had a few changes which were more than cosmetic. Most notable is the change from a removable convertible top, which had to be stowed in the boot. A facelift was carried out for the 1970 model year. This included a new range of body colours, grille, cast-alloys although the option for wire-spoke wheels remained. The Healey connection was discontinued in 1971, so the final 1,022 Sprites built were simply Austin Sprites.
This Stunning Austin Healey Sprite was first registered on 18/06/1970. Finished in Old English white with red, cream piping and wire wheels. Recently fully restored the Sprite is in superb condition through out. The body is excellent and the paint work and Bright work is all new. Interior is all new, carpets, hood, tyres all new also. Complete with V5 log Book showing 8 former keeps and 5 old MOT’s. The current MOT expires 19/10/18 with no advisory information on the certificate. Most importantly the History folder conditions all the bills and invoices for the parts used during the restoration. This totals £12,421.64 in parts alone. The labour cost has not been included neither the cost of the engine rebuild and engine tuning. I do believe that with everything included the build would cost circa £20,000. Most importantly photos of each stage of the restoration are included on a USB pen showing all the key stages of the build. To conclude the condition is amazing. The restoration is so fresh and well done that the car presents like new. I do believe that this is the best MKIV Sprite on the market today. This is one of the best small classics I have ever driven, plenty of power from the 1275 engine and so much fun on the country roads.