AUSTIN-HEALEY SPRITE

There's a problem with convertibles: they've got no rigidity, which makes them a wobbly mess to cane through the corners. The Austin-Healey Sprite was the first car to solve that problem using a chassis, body, and suspension all tied together to eliminate flex. Over the years, the Sprite was affectionately referred to as the "Bugeye" or "Frogeye" for its round, upright headlamps. Although the original design and engineering goal was to have them sink into the bodywork when not in use, that didn't happen because of cost-cutting. Which is a probably a good thing, given the Brit's reputation for shoddy electronics.

 

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OK, another odd one, looking for something different for my Bugeye. Anybody have a Peasmarsh bonnet for sale ?

Thanks

Lew

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Lew, There is a discussion re. this exact bonnet on www.ahexp. Try the link below. Now that link does not show it with a BE Grille in place and instead it looks more like a mini XKE. Not sure if same bonnet or not.

 

http://www.ahexp.com/phorum/read.php?6,3019

Hi Jim,

Similar but different. That E-Type style has later model indicators, which I don't want. The Peasmarsh seems to be rare, but I like the fact that it has the bugeye style indicators and I think it has a better grill treatment than the Ashley Mk1 bonnet which is available in the UK or the  Kellison, which looks like a close copy of the Ashley, both of which have the sharp ridge line between indicator and grill and up the center of teh bonnet. 

Cheers

Lew

I have a 

Kellison / Sebring Bonnet that is new  I have the mold and made 10 o fthem and only 1 left. Joe

Kellison / Sebring Bonnet,.I have the mold for it .  I have a new one that we had made for me. I have the mold for it and had 9 made and sold all of them only 1 left . they r real nice . Joe

Hello Joe, is the kellison bonnet still available?  

  I too would like a Peasmarsh bonnet... anybody selling one?? 

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