The Mk1 Austin Healey Sprite, commonly known as the ‘Frogeye’ or ‘Bugeye’ in America, was launched on the 31st March 1958 and remained in production until 1961. This significant early car was produced within the first thirty days of production on the 28th of April and factory dispatched on the 5th of May to the USA. Incredibly, chassis number AN5-L/669 is still a matching numbers vehicle with its original engine block number 9C U-H 417 safely tucked under the unique Gerry Coker styled bonnet. BMC (British Motor Corporation) produced almost 49,000 of these cars and we are offering number 169. Our history starts in the early nineties with a passionate restoration by a previous German owner Rolf who clearly put his heart and soul into this important example. With a view to keeping the car in the family, sadly, little paper work is available but, allow us to let the car to speak for itself! A complete frame off restoration is clearly evident: engine; gearbox; front axle; brakes; new wiring; are all visible. Circumstances change and the wee car finds a new home in 2015 who then uses the car regularly but, realising its significance, with extreme care. This is a remarkable matching numbers survivor ready for immediate shows and fun outings.