1960 AUSTIN HEALEY SPRITE MK 1
 
Make: 1960 Austin Healey Sprite

Model: Mark 1 (Frogeye - Kermit)

Owner: Anne and George Lemke
Details of Anne and George Lemke's Austin Healey Sprite Mk I (Frogeye - Kermit) 1960.

These cars were built in Abingdon, England from March 31, 1958 to 1961.

Comprising of an A-series engine with twin SU carburettors. Capacity 948cc. The transmission being rear wheel drive from the front mounted engine with a four speed gearbox. The car is a 2-door, 2-seater convertible of all-steel unitary (chassis-less) construction.

Engine detail:

4 cylinders 948cc
Pushrod overhead valve
Water cooled
Bore 62.9mm Stroke 76.2mm
Compression Ratio 8.3:1

Electrics are 12 volts

It was owned and completely restored in 2005 by Kevin Impson, a former member of the VCC now living in New Zealand.

Pre-restoration photos shows just how good a job was done by Kevin.

Anne & George Lemke
October 2012
www.vccsa.co.za