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on Oct 20, 2011.
Content authored by best-lemming
The first version was essentially a badge engineered version of the Austin-Healey Sprite MKII and retained the quarter elliptic sprung rear axle from the original Sprite. The engine was a 948 cc A-Series with twin SU carburettors producing 46 hp (34 kW) at 5500 rpm and 53 lbf·ft (72 Nm) at 3000 rpm. Brakes were drum all round. In 1963 the engine was increased to 1098 cc raising the output to 56 hp (42 kW) at 5500 rpm and 62 lbf·ft (84 Nm) at 3250 rpm and disc brakes replaced the drums at the front. The doors had no external handles or locks and the windows were sliding Perspex side screens. Production was 16,080 of the small engined version and 9601 of the 1098 original by eddybrown gtainside