General description :
Mileage : 30800
Interior Color : Black
Exterior Color : Red
VIN : HAN8L57392
Transmission Description : 4 Speed Manual
Doors : 2
Description : Gateway Classic Cars of St. Louis is proud to present this 1965 Austin Healey Sprite Mark III!
It is rare to see these British roadsters survive this long without undergoing restoration. This vehicle is an example of proper maintenance and storage done right. The overhead valve 4-cylinder sings and zings melodically and has plenty of pep. The synchronized 4-speed transmission shifts nicely and goes through all the gears. Helping make this little roadster feel peppy is factory 4.22 rear end gears. The vehicle was purchased new by a member of the US Air Force in Oxfordshire, England who brought it to the states. The current owner is the 3rd, and the car was repainted and body work done by the 2nd owner. Some upgrades have been done to the car including electronic ignition, extra cooling fan, and professionally calibrate tachometer. Windshield, bumpers. Convertible top, carpet, door cards and kick panels are all new. Some options added to the car include sun visors, window washer kit, luggage rack, side mirrors, fog lights, headlight protectors, and a center console.
1965 Austin Healey Sprite Mark III is offered in our St. Louis Showroom and can be seen in great detail including 100+ HD pictures and an HD video at http://www.GatewayClassicCars.com. For additional information please call our knowledgeable staff at (618) 271-3000 or email us at STL@GatewayClassicCars.com.
Austin-Healey was a British sports car make created as a joint-venture between the Austin division of the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and the Donald Healey Motor Company.
First Healey model, Healey 100, was based on Austin A90 Atlantic mechanicals and developed by Donald Healey to be build in-house. They finished a single Healey Hundred for the 1952 London Motor Show. Leonard Lord, managing director of Austin was so impressed by the design that a deal was duly struck with Healey and the car was renamed the Austin-Healey 100 overnight. Austin Healey was born. 100 derived into 100-six, and different 3000 versions before they quit the production in 1968 as the basic design had finally become obsolete.