Friday, 6 June 2008

Nouveau bébé de Jacques

Aujourd'hui mon ami Jacques, a conduit à ma maison pour me montrer son 'bébé', un 1962, Austin-Healey Sprite Marque II. Malheureusement, le dieu de la pluie, a décidé de nous fournir trop de précipitation.
La marque II, de 1961 - 1965 a été importé de Grande-Bretagne.
Cependant, cet exemple, a été construit en Australie et était le numéro 6 d'un total de 290.
Il est très fier de ses Brooklands-Aero-Racing-Screens, (les deux, petits pare-brise), qui ont été fixés aux autos de course dans les années 30.
Today my friend Jacques, decided to show me his 'baby', a 1962 Austin-Healey Sptite Mark II.
Unfortunately, the rain gods decided to provide us with too much precipitation.
The mark II, from 1961 - 1965 was fully imported from Britain.
This example, however was built in Australia and was number 6 out of a total of 290.
He is very proud of the Brooklands Aero Racing Screens, which were fitted to racing cars in the 30's.


Jane Hards Photography said...

We have old/classic/vintage car meeting here and can get up to 20 of these at a time whizzing throught the streets. Your fiend has a very beutiful baby.

dive said...

Ah, more porn!
Thank you, Monsieur.

Chuck Pefley said...

Jacques has a lot to be proud of. I don't think I've seen this mark before ... the Sprite model I know had a very different shape and I think was referred to as "Bug-eye". I do know I was very jealous of my friend getting a new one in 1963 or 1964 ... his parents imported it from GB for him. Lucky sod!

M.Benaut said...

Hi, Chuck. The Bug-eye Sprite was produced 1958 - 1961 and was such a sexy little car. They really are a collector's car nowadays, as are the Mk. 2 and 3. They had a 948 cc motor and could do 87 MPH, ( I think ).

Dive, you probably had one, yourself ?

Babooshka, I can see you driving one of these on the Isle of Man, hair streaming out. They drive really flat on the road and steer with the throttle when you get the hang of it. Beats an MGB for the fun of it !

claude said...

Ici au moment des 24 heures du Mans, beaucoup d'Anglais viennent avec des autos dans ce genre là.
Des Austine, des Mg et autres.
Jacques est un homme heureux !

Dido said...

wow...... I want one I want one!

Just back from a few days in the north of Scotland so haven't been visiting - the link you posted on edinburghdp is absolutely spot on because the house on the corner is in fact that very same building!! They're just finishing the new informatics building as we speak.

Nathalie H.D. said...

Oh dear, men and their big toys!!! (handsome guy, though ! I look at men more than I look at cars, sorry)

Nathalie H.D. said...

I followed dive's link to his blog and I strongly recommend those of you who have the time do so too. His post today makes for a fun read (great music too)

vero said...

Wonderful car!!

lyliane six said...

Your friend is very lucky to have a kind of car! May be you have driven it?