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Frogeye Sprite Tyres

  • The MK1 Austin Healey Sprite, lovingly known as the Frog Eye Sprite or Bugeye Sprite Originally fitted 520 - 13 crossply tyres.
  • We recommend that currently the best tyre for a Frogeye Sprite is the classic radial tyre 145R13 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67.
  • Many of these little Bugeye cars have been fitted with oversized wheels, in which case 175/70 VR 13 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN36 will handle better than any modern tyre.
  • The ideal inner tube for 145R13 tyres is the Michelin 13CG inner tube.
  • 175/70 VR 13 tyres would best fit a Michelin 13E inner tube.
  • The ideal tyre pressure for a Frog Eye Sprite is 25psi front and rear with radial tyres.

Austin Healey Sprite Tyres

Midget and Sprite Tyres

  • The Austin Healey Sprite MK1, MK2, MK3 & MK4 fitted 5.20X13 Crossply tyres
    The best tyre for an Austin Healey Spridget would be a 145R13 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67.
  • Again if wider tyres are fitted Pirelli’s 175/70VR13 CN36 will handle better than any other oversized tyre.
  • Recommended tyre pressure for Austin Healey Sprite is 24psi front & 26psi rear.

  • Currently there is not a 520X13 crossply tyre that we would suggest was suitable for the Sporty little Frog Eye Sprite or the later Spridget, for most people a radial tyre is more suited to our modern roads. so we would recommend fitting a 145R13 radial.
  • The PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67 is the only genuine period radial tyre in the right size and the sporty little Austin Healey Sprite cars will benefit from fitting a tyre with a carcass designed to suit sports cars of this period.
  • When upping the size of your tyre we strongly recommend the

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    Austin Healey Sprite Recommended Tyres


  1. 175HR400 PIRELLI CINTURATO
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    145HR13 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67

    Starting at $152.88 $127.40

  2. Jeu de 5 180HR15 Michelin XAS OFFRE
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    145 HR 13 Michelin XAS FF

    Starting at $252.00 $210.00

  3. 175/70VR13 Pirelli Cinturato CN36
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    175/70 VR 13 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN36

    Starting at $183.12 $152.60

  4. JEU DE 4 145 X 13 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67
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    Set of 4 145 R13 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67

    Starting at $579.60 $483.00

  5. Jeu de 5 145 HR 13 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67
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    Set of 5 145 R 13 PIRELLI CINTURATO CA67

    Starting at $705.60 $588.00

  6. Set of 4 175/70VR13 Pirelli Cinturato CN36
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    Set of 4 175/70 R13 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN36

    Starting at $688.80 $574.00

  7. Set of 5 175/70VR13 Pirelli Cinturato CN36
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    Set of 5 175/70 R 13 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN36

    Starting at $856.80 $714.00

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Austin Healey Sprite History

The Austin-Healey Sprite is a small open sports car which was announced to the press in Monte Carlo by the British Motor Corporation on 20th May 1958, just before that year's Monaco Grand Prix. It was intended to be a low-cost model that "a chap could keep in his bike shed", whilst also being the successor to the sporting versions of the pre-war Austin Seven. The Sprite was designed by the Donald Healey Motor Company, which received a royalty payment from the manufacturers BMC. It first went on sale at a price of £669, using a mildly tuned version of the Austin A-Series engine and as many other components from existing cars as possible to keep costs down.


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