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Old 11-25-2012, 10:33 AM   #71 (permalink)
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A couple of minimalist and pretty sportsters - the original AH Sprite



And the original Lotus 6


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Old 11-25-2012, 11:32 AM   #72 (permalink)
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A couple of minimalist and pretty sportsters - the original AH Sprite



And the original Lotus 6

Was there ever a factory version of that Sprite body with either concealed headlights or headlites placed closer to the bumper?
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...love the original Bug-Eye (Frog-Eye in Europe) Sprites!

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Not a factory one for sale, no. "The works" (aka factory) and a few privateers did racing rebodies





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...love the original Bug-Eye (Frog-Eye in Europe) Sprites!
Could I interest sir in the passenger car version - there is also a Countryman (aka wagon) version and a pickup - the latter is very rare and worth more than a Ferrari.

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...in 1965 I bought a brand-new red MG Midget at St. Johns, Newfoundlan, Canada, but only after I found out the "Bug-Eye" Sprite was no-longer made....really want'd a Sprite.

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Yes, I believe so in answer to page 7 reference.
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...in 1965 I bought a brand-new red MG Midget at St. Johns, Newfoundlan, Canada, but only after I found out the "Bug-Eye" Sprite was no-longer made....really wan't a Sprite.
It was underneath right down to the trunions and lever arm shockers, but the body was redesigned by Syd Enever at the factory - he also did the MGA and B - you can see the similarities.

Had a 73 RWA one like this for a while - fun fun fun

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That frog-eyed Healey Sprite is really beautiful. But my favorite compact British roadster is still the Lotus 7.
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I like the Lotus Elite, but doubtful I would ever fit well into one as I'm 6,4",
with very long legs.

Years ago a former room mate offered me to drive his TR4.

We went about 70 yards. My right foot could easily cover all 3 pedals!!!

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