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Austin-Healey Sprite Mark IV specs

Car type Convertible
Curb weight 714 kg (1574 lbs)
Dimensions 3.50 m (138 in) long, 1.39 m (55 in) wide, 1.20 m (47 in) high
Wheelbase 2.03 m (80 in)
Introduced 1971
Origin country United Kingdom
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Submitted by Super8

Performance

0 - 100 kph12.8 s
0 - 60 mph12.0 s
Top speed156 kph (97 mph)

Powertrain specs

Engine type BMC Austin A-series 1275 L-4
Displacement 1.3 l (78 ci / 1275 cc)
Power 66 ps (65 bhp / 48 kw) @ 6000 rpm
Torque 98 Nm (72 lb-ft) @ 3000 rpm
Power / liter 52 ps (51 hp)
Power / weight 92 ps (91 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 137 Nm (101 lb-ft) / t
Transmission 4 Speed Manual
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive
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Mental  9y ago

Ah, the big Healey... oh no, that's just a Midget! But still, cool little agile sportscar, made in pure British traditions.


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Shaggy  9y ago

@ Super8 & Fangio Man: Sometimes I think to myself, "I'm still under 30.", :) sometimes I think, "I'm almost 30!"8O LOL; I have a stepbrother your mom's age, Fangio Man.


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Super8  9y ago

@ Fangio Man: Well so it's you and me that still were young in this site. I'm still 18 years old and in December I will celebrate my 19 Birthday.


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Viking  9y ago

@Fangio Man: Groovy man, I turned 15 on April 3rd. Uh, this is still 1974 right?


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Shaggy  9y ago

@ Fangio Man: You, too, huh?, with my beliefs, values, and love for old cars, I sometime fantasize about living in the 50s, 60s, or 70s. I'm old school in a lot of ways. Dang you're young! Most 15 year old Americans are just getting their learners' permits and learning to drive.


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Fangio Man  9y ago

@Shaggy
On the 22 August I am going to celebrate my 15 birthday.

But I think I was born in the wrong decade.


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Shaggy  9y ago

@ Fangio Man: I turned 28 in January, I was just pointing out that this car was before my time, the early 70s was a great time for cars. If your mother is only 42 years old, you're a young man, too.


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Viking  9y ago

I remember these cars, as well as its predecessor the "Bug-Eyed" Sprite (called "Frog-Eyed" in England). Very small fun cars.


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Fangio Man  9y ago

@Shaggy
Congratulations to your 27/28 birthday!

BTW, this car is as old as my mother. :D


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Shaggy  9y ago

@ Super8: Cool classic British sports car, this car was built 14 years before I was born.


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Fangio Man  9y ago

@Super8
Nope, only remember the manufacturer.

BTW, do you know why the succesor of the Austin-Healey 3000 is called Austin-Healey 3000?


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Super8  9y ago

Can anyone remember this car?