Austin Healey Sprite MK3

Another one of these cute little things in the shop! Just a quick tidy up for this one with a nice 2 pack respray in it’s original Tartan Red.

Scroll down to see more of the progress pictures!

Project Status & Gallery

So, as is often the case, there was more rust than anticipated… One new outer sill and a bit of patching later it was all strong again. Then we went further than we were supposed to and stripped some of the the panels to bare metal. After that it was time to prime and paint before reassembly. It came out great considering it was just a budget tidy up!

It’s basically a nice solid little car. A little bit of rust but nothing for what these things are usually like! Needs a few new rubbers, the usual splits in the doors around the window openings welded up, fill in that awful aerial hole and away we go.

The media blasting process reveals all. Plenty here to keep me busy!

As it arrived at the shop and starting the teardown.

The next step is to get it mounted on a rotisserie and get it media blasted so we can see exactly what we’re dealing with.