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1:18 Austin Healey Sprite - Old English White
1:18 Austin Healey Sprite - Old English White
1:18 Austin Healey Sprite - Old English White

1:18 Austin Healey Sprite – Old English White

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£179

Description

About the car

The car was produced by British car manufacturer Austin-Healey. This small open sports cars began production in 1958 in the United Kingdom and ended in 1971. It was intended to be a low-cost and conveniently sized model. The body style was a 2-door roadster which holds an FR layout which places the engine at the front of the vehicle and uses rear-wheel drive.

The Sprite first went on sale with a tuned version of the straight-4 0 automobile Austin A-series engine and also tried to use as many existing components from their previous cars as possible in order to keep the costs of the car down. The 0.9 litre engine achieves a top speed of 83mph and has 43bhp.

The Austin Healey Sprite competed in many major international races and rallies, their first victory coming from the 1958 Alpine Rally after the races won their class. The Austin Healey Sprites comes in a variety of different colour, including Old English white.

About the Brand

Austin-Healey was a British sports car manufacturer founded in 1952, through a joint venture between the Austin division of the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and the Donald Healey Motor Company, a renowned automotive engineering and design firm. There is an Austin-Healey Club in the USA which is a continent-wide association of people interested in the history, preservation, maintenance, and enjoyment of Austin-Healey’s.

About the Manufacturer

Kyosho Corporation is a Japanese model car company operating internationally under the name Kyosho. The company was founded in 1963, by Hisashi Suzuki, and is based in Tokyo, Japan. They are recognised to produce a wide variety of the best quality radio-controlled and die cast models. Kyosho produces both modern and classic diecast models, consistently of a very high quality, with a main focus on the 1:18 size replicas.

Additional information

Weight 4 kg
Period 1950's
Scale 1:18
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