January 13, 2009

The Happiest Car Ever!


(Picture nicked from HERE)
The 1958 Austin-Healey Sprite "Bugeye".  I saw one on SPEED's live coverage of the Barrett-Jackson Automotive Auction - Scottsdale just an hour or so ago, and started giggling.  It's so cute it makes my teeth hurt!

Compare and contrast with the Angriest Car Ever.

Posted by: Wonderduck at 08:39 PM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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That is an impossibly cute car.  :-) 

What did it sell for at the B-J auction?

Posted by: Mallory at January 14, 2009 12:34 PM (3sife)

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Ah, the mk1 Sprite... shame they had to spoil it when the mk2/MG midget came along.

Someone tried to make an updated version a few years ago (looked exactly the same, was a fibreglass copy of the bodywork on a kitcar chassis IIRC), sadly they went under very quickly.

Would rather have a A-H 3000 (mk3) myself though  

Posted by: Andy Janes at January 14, 2009 01:02 PM (ipVhF)

3 Mal, the car that was sold at the B-J (not the one in the picture above) went for $21000.  For a while there, it was the second-highest seller of the day, beaten only by the car that went before it, a 1957 BMW Isetta that went for $45000.

Mind you, the Isetta is a one-door, one-cylinder microcar...

Posted by: Wonderduck at January 14, 2009 07:56 PM (sh9fy)

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