Those old enough to remember the Austin Healey frog-eyed
Sprite will see the similarity with the bold round lights beneath the slim upper lamps that incorporate LED daytime running lamps.
Its look is very much in the eye of the beholder with some not at all keen on the frog-eyed
look, but in the main the individual, off-beat design has been well received.
twin headlights like the Rocket III, deliver a well-blended spread of light for night cruising, apart from the killer looks.
On the back row, from left, are: Frog-eyed
Sprite, a Triumph (possibly), Triumph Vitesse Mk II, and another Dart
WHY was the Mk1 Austin Healey "frogeye" Sprite so frog-eyed
FR240508FROG-16; Another welcome arrival JFR240508FROG-1; A couple of Frog-Eyed
Launched in 1952, the best-known model was the "frog-eyed
" Sprite convertible.
The trendy cars to aspire to, for all but the really well heeled, were models like the frog-eyed
Sprite, the MGA and the Triumph Spitfire.
There's a lot packed into the frog-eyed
front and rounded rear, but space may be limited if you're expecting too much.
Its headlights were "frog-eyed
", moaned motoring writers And they didn't like the styling, particularly the bland rear end.
figures (the better to see art with, my dear) perform a curious reptilian puppet show while yammering about auctions: "Losing touch with real value you find yourself bidding not to buy the object on the block, but to win, or to keep that revolting man with the mustache from getting it."
It will now be the latest on Bob's list of restorations which include a 1955 Jaguar XK140, a frog-eyed
Sprite, two Daimler Darts, an Austin Healey 3000, a Morgan and a Mark V Jaguar.