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1966-1971 AUSTIN-HEALEY Sprite Mark IV specifications


In 1966 BMC upped the Sprite’s game with the MkIV. Improvements included a 1275cc engine giving 65bhp and near-100mph potential. A proper hood improved things still further. The 1969 styling update saw the introduction of rather fetching black sills and Rostyle wheels, but the Sprite was sadly not long for this world: the end of BMC’s arrangement with Healey in 1971 saw the final few cars badged Austin Sprite. However, its sibling, the MG Midget, soldiered on until 1979, so at least the type endured if not the name.

Production

  • Production:
    21,768
  • Price at launch:
    £672
  • Price (excellent)
    £5,500
  • Price (good):
    £4,000
  • Price (average):
    £2,500
  • Price (project):
    £1,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    14.6secs
  • Top speed:
    94.0mph
  • Power:
    64.0bhp
  • Torque:
    72.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    30.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs, wishbone
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, quarter-elliptic leaf springs
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3493mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2032mm
  • Width:
    1397mm
  • Height:
    1226mm
  • Weight:
    714kgs

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