<b>1969 Austin Healey SPRITE MARK IV</b><br />Chassis no. H-AN9-U/84386-G<br />Engine no. 12CD-DA-H/19186

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Lot 103
1969 Austin Healey SPRITE MARK IV

Sold for US$ 19,800 inc. premium
1969 Austin Healey SPRITE MARK IV
Chassis no. H-AN9-U/84386-G
Engine no. 12CD-DA-H/19186

1,275cc 4-Cylinder Engine
Dual SU Carburetors
65bhp at 6,000rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Front Coil Spring - Rear Leaf Spring Suspension
Front Disc – Rear Drum Brakes

*Sold to its first owner in 2008
*Extensive documentation from new
*Surely the most well preserved, original example in existence
*Striking and desirable colors
*Fewer than 4,500 original miles


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

The body of this Sprite was manufactured by Pressed Steel Company at Stratton St. Margaret near Swindon, England. It was then transported to Cowley, Oxford where it was primed, painted, and partially trimmed. From Cowley, the finished chassis was trucked to the MG Car Company in Abington. The car then began moving down the Abington upper level trim line on July 10th, 1969. The following day, it was lowered to the body line for final assembly, test driven on Marcham Road, and parked in the factory lot.

On July 18,1969, the car began its journey to the United States via the Port of New Orleans as an import of British Leyland Motors Inc. and Continental Cars Distributors, Inc. of St Louis, Missouri. The car was delivered by truck to Economy Cars Ltd. in North Kansas City, Missouri on September 25th, 1969. The retail price listed on the window sticker was $3,341. The car was outfitted in British Racing Green with a black interior and hood/tonneau.

The car would remain carefully stored by the original BMC dealer for the next 39 years until it was purchased by its first owner in 2008 with a mere 148 registered miles on the odometer! After a short time with the original purchaser, the Sprite graced the collections of a few documented owners before being acquired by the consignor. In 2014, the car received some sympathetic maintenance to maintain its road worthiness, which included the fitment of new tires, new suspension bushings, a new fuel pump, and the replacement of a few other small worn odds and ends. Today, at the time of cataloging, the odometer is currently showing just 4,234 miles.

Accompanying the sale of the Sprite is a truly impressive file documenting the car's history from new, including numerous books, binders, memorabilia, a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate, and a plethora of original documents. With all things considered, this must surely be the world's finest Austin Healey Sprite Mark IV.
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<b>1969 Austin Healey SPRITE MARK IV</b><br />Chassis no. H-AN9-U/84386-G<br />Engine no. 12CD-DA-H/19186
<b>1969 Austin Healey SPRITE MARK IV</b><br />Chassis no. H-AN9-U/84386-G<br />Engine no. 12CD-DA-H/19186
<b>1969 Austin Healey SPRITE MARK IV</b><br />Chassis no. H-AN9-U/84386-G<br />Engine no. 12CD-DA-H/19186
<b>1969 Austin Healey SPRITE MARK IV</b><br />Chassis no. H-AN9-U/84386-G<br />Engine no. 12CD-DA-H/19186
<b>1969 Austin Healey SPRITE MARK IV</b><br />Chassis no. H-AN9-U/84386-G<br />Engine no. 12CD-DA-H/19186
<b>1969 Austin Healey SPRITE MARK IV</b><br />Chassis no. H-AN9-U/84386-G<br />Engine no. 12CD-DA-H/19186
<b>1969 Austin Healey SPRITE MARK IV</b><br />Chassis no. H-AN9-U/84386-G<br />Engine no. 12CD-DA-H/19186
<b>1969 Austin Healey SPRITE MARK IV</b><br />Chassis no. H-AN9-U/84386-G<br />Engine no. 12CD-DA-H/19186
<b>1969 Austin Healey SPRITE MARK IV</b><br />Chassis no. H-AN9-U/84386-G<br />Engine no. 12CD-DA-H/19186
<b>1969 Austin Healey SPRITE MARK IV</b><br />Chassis no. H-AN9-U/84386-G<br />Engine no. 12CD-DA-H/19186
<b>1969 Austin Healey SPRITE MARK IV</b><br />Chassis no. H-AN9-U/84386-G<br />Engine no. 12CD-DA-H/19186
<b>1969 Austin Healey SPRITE MARK IV</b><br />Chassis no. H-AN9-U/84386-G<br />Engine no. 12CD-DA-H/19186
<b>1969 Austin Healey SPRITE MARK IV</b><br />Chassis no. H-AN9-U/84386-G<br />Engine no. 12CD-DA-H/19186
<b>1969 Austin Healey SPRITE MARK IV</b><br />Chassis no. H-AN9-U/84386-G<br />Engine no. 12CD-DA-H/19186
<b>1969 Austin Healey SPRITE MARK IV</b><br />Chassis no. H-AN9-U/84386-G<br />Engine no. 12CD-DA-H/19186
<b>1969 Austin Healey SPRITE MARK IV</b><br />Chassis no. H-AN9-U/84386-G<br />Engine no. 12CD-DA-H/19186
<b>1969 Austin Healey SPRITE MARK IV</b><br />Chassis no. H-AN9-U/84386-G<br />Engine no. 12CD-DA-H/19186
<b>1969 Austin Healey SPRITE MARK IV</b><br />Chassis no. H-AN9-U/84386-G<br />Engine no. 12CD-DA-H/19186
<b>1969 Austin Healey SPRITE MARK IV</b><br />Chassis no. H-AN9-U/84386-G<br />Engine no. 12CD-DA-H/19186
<b>1969 Austin Healey SPRITE MARK IV</b><br />Chassis no. H-AN9-U/84386-G<br />Engine no. 12CD-DA-H/19186
<b>1969 Austin Healey SPRITE MARK IV</b><br />Chassis no. H-AN9-U/84386-G<br />Engine no. 12CD-DA-H/19186
<b>1969 Austin Healey SPRITE MARK IV</b><br />Chassis no. H-AN9-U/84386-G<br />Engine no. 12CD-DA-H/19186
<b>1969 Austin Healey SPRITE MARK IV</b><br />Chassis no. H-AN9-U/84386-G<br />Engine no. 12CD-DA-H/19186
<b>1969 Austin Healey SPRITE MARK IV</b><br />Chassis no. H-AN9-U/84386-G<br />Engine no. 12CD-DA-H/19186
<b>1969 Austin Healey SPRITE MARK IV</b><br />Chassis no. H-AN9-U/84386-G<br />Engine no. 12CD-DA-H/19186
<b>1969 Austin Healey SPRITE MARK IV</b><br />Chassis no. H-AN9-U/84386-G<br />Engine no. 12CD-DA-H/19186
<b>1969 Austin Healey SPRITE MARK IV</b><br />Chassis no. H-AN9-U/84386-G<br />Engine no. 12CD-DA-H/19186
<b>1969 Austin Healey SPRITE MARK IV</b><br />Chassis no. H-AN9-U/84386-G<br />Engine no. 12CD-DA-H/19186
<b>1969 Austin Healey SPRITE MARK IV</b><br />Chassis no. H-AN9-U/84386-G<br />Engine no. 12CD-DA-H/19186
<b>1969 Austin Healey SPRITE MARK IV</b><br />Chassis no. H-AN9-U/84386-G<br />Engine no. 12CD-DA-H/19186
<b>1969 Austin Healey SPRITE MARK IV</b><br />Chassis no. H-AN9-U/84386-G<br />Engine no. 12CD-DA-H/19186
<b>1969 Austin Healey SPRITE MARK IV</b><br />Chassis no. H-AN9-U/84386-G<br />Engine no. 12CD-DA-H/19186
<b>1969 Austin Healey SPRITE MARK IV</b><br />Chassis no. H-AN9-U/84386-G<br />Engine no. 12CD-DA-H/19186
<b>1969 Austin Healey SPRITE MARK IV</b><br />Chassis no. H-AN9-U/84386-G<br />Engine no. 12CD-DA-H/19186
<b>1969 Austin Healey SPRITE MARK IV</b><br />Chassis no. H-AN9-U/84386-G<br />Engine no. 12CD-DA-H/19186
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