Oxford Diecast Leaf Green Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite
After the two-tone colour schemes (red/white and pale blue/white) of the first releases on Oxford’s 1:76 scale Frogeye Sprite, we now see an all-over bright green livery for its third appearance. The much loved Sprite epitomised the 1950s/60s era of British sports cars, each with their individual characteristics. The Frogeye Sprite for instance came with no door handles and no exterior boot lid. You just stuffed everything behind the two seats! However, it had a top speed of 82mph, economic fuel consumption of 43 mpg and cost just £669.
Our Oxford model is based on the Mk 1 version of the real car which Dennis Healey and his team built at the Abingdon Works. For its latest outing, our Sprite is registered 471 FHU. The interior, including the dashboard, is finished in the same bright green as the exterior bodywork. Against the springtime leaf green, our Sprite sports a wealth of chrome trim to the exterior and don’t miss the red and gold Austin Healey Sprite badge on the edge of the bonnet. And finally, the Sprite signature is printed diagonally on the nearside of the boot.