The Austin-Healey Sprite is a small open sports car which was produced in the United Kingdom from 1958 to 1971. II Sprite was introduced in 1961 it was joined by a badge-engineered MG version, the Midget, reviving a model name used by MG from the late 1920s through to the mid 1950s. Enthusiasts often refer to these later Sprites and Midgets sprite 5 PDF as „Spridgets.
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Zunächst sind es nur einige dunkle Flocken, die vom Himmel auf Tokyo herabrieseln. Dann bebt die Erde und eine schwarze Flut verschlingt die Metropole. Allein im 42. Stock eines Wohnhauses gibt es Überlebende. Aber sind Yoshiko, ihre beiden Freundinnen, ihr Onkel und einige andere dubiose Bewohner die von dem Inferno wirklich verschont geblieben oder sind sie selbst die Opfer eines nicht vorstellbaren Horrorszenarios, das weit in der Zukunft liegt?!
‚Sprite‘, zu Deutsch ‚Kobold‘, ist die wissenschaftliche Bezeichnung für ein außergewöhnliches Wetterphänomen. Oder sind doch die Kinder gemeint, die plötzlich auf dem Dach des Wohnhauses campen, und deren wahres Alter bei jeweils 258 Jahren liegt? Einmal abgesehen von den Charakteren des Videospiels, das Yoshikos Onkel über zehn Jahre lang vor dem Computerbildschirm gefesselt hielt…
Austin Healey ‚Frogeye‘ Sprite – Flickr – exfordy. The Sprite quickly became affectionately known as the „frogeye“ in the UK and the „bugeye“ in the US, because its headlights were prominently mounted on top of the bonnet, inboard of the front wings. The problem of providing a rigid structure to an open-topped sports car was resolved by Barry Bilbie, Healey’s chassis designer, who adapted the idea provided by the Jaguar D-type, with rear suspension forces routed through the bodyshell’s floor pan. The rack and pinion steering was derived from the Morris Minor 1000 and the front suspension from the Austin A35. The front suspension was a coil spring and wishbone arrangement, with the arm of the Armstrong lever shock absorber serving as the top suspension link. The rear axle was both located and sprung by quarter-elliptic leaf springs, again with lever-arm shock absorbers and top links.
A car was tested by the British magazine The Motor in 1958. It had a top speed of 82. The BMC Competition Department entered Austin Healey Sprites in major international races and rallies, their first major success coming when John Sprinzel and Willy Cave won their class on the 1958 Alpine Rally. In 1959, the Sprite was introduced to the U.
Austin Healey Frogeye sprite mark one interior. 1963 Austin Healey Sprite MK II. SU carburettors, increasing power to 46. The bodywork was completely revamped, with the headlights migrating to a more conventional position in the wings, either side of a full-width grille and a conventional bonnet. At the rear, styling borrowed from the soon-to-be-announced MGB gave a similarly more modern look, with the added advantages of an opening boot lid and conventional rear bumper bar. An MG version of the car was introduced in May 1961 as, ‚the new Midget,‘ reviving a model name which had been a great success for the MG Car Company in the 1930s and again as the T-type Midget in the period from 1945 to 1955.
The Midget was to prove more popular with the public than the Sprite and by 1972 had completely supplanted it within the BMC range. Italian styling by the American Tom Tjaarda, then working at Carrozzeria Ghia. The Innocenti 950 spider and later 1100 spider were produced from 1961 until 1968. A car with hardtop tested by the British magazine The Motor in 1961 had a top speed of 85.