One of the classic car hot rods that is hardly ever spoke of is the Donald Healey Sprite. If you have an enthusiasm for classics, consider this car. This low cost sports car was such a big success as it used parts from the existing BMC. The Austin Healey would prove to be a success over the years because of its affordability.
The name most generally used for the Austin Healey sports car is the Austin Frogeye. In the three years’ time that the Austin Healey was produced, the price of the Healey is what made it so successful during that time. The reason the car had such a nickname was because of the headlights that it sported on the bonnet of the car. The Healey was cheap to maintain and equally as easy to maintain; an important factor to consider during classic car restoration. The availability of the engine was easily allowed by the one piece unit that would open up easily to show off the engine.
The Mark II would show off some slight changes such as the changes to the headlights and the bumper on the rear. The big change would include the change of the front disc brakes as well as the Mark II containing a much larger engine than the previous version. It would change the engine size to 1098CC over the Morris Minor 1000 engine. The Mark III would soon follow but would not contain as much performance as its predecessor. It would offer a lockable door that is more refined than previous models while offering windows that are easily to wind up as well as quarter lights. This classic hot rod is just one of the many types of hot rods that were a big hit back then.
If you are a classic car collector, a great place to look for this fine classic along with many others would be a classic car show and auction. These shows offer collectors the ability to bid on their favorites classics as well as the opportunity to network with other collectors.