Hiroshi Takemori Sprite for Sale

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Hiroshi Takemori Sprite For Sale

The Austin Healey Club of Japan was established in 1979 and one of the Austin Healey cars owned by past President and founder, Hiroshi Takemori, is now up for sale. Owned by Mr Takemori for over 25 years and kept and maintained in the UK for his personal use when in the UK, this car has been stored, maintained and kept in excellent order on his behalf by a close friend.

Hiroshi Takemori

The Takemori Austin Healey Sprite Mk IV 1275 is very rare and has had several enhancement modifications over the years.

The Mk4 was launched as the ultimate Sprite in 1966 and boasted a 1275cc engine with a standard 4 speed gearbox giving 65bhp and near-100mph potential. A proper hood improved things still further. There was a 1969 restyling, but the Sprite was sadly not long for this world: the end of BMC’s arrangement with Healey in 1971 meant the final few cars were badged Austin Sprite. The Mk IV is the last model of the much loved Sprite. Only 1022 models of the Sprite were made in 1971 compared to the 16,401 MG Midgets making it a much more exclusive model. The Takemori Sprite was one of these final few cars, owned and driven by Mr Takemori for over 25 years which adds to the exclusivity and history.

This car is a piece of Austin Healey history with a fascinating past. Offers and requests to view to: jensengerry@hotmail.com or call 07956 374927

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