The Austin-Healey Sprite is a small open sports car produced in four series in 1958-1971. It was presented to journalists at in May 1958, two days after the Monaco Grand Prix. It was sold as a 2-door roadster with rear-wheel drive and a front-mounted engine. It was to be the successor to the pre-war Austin Seven at an affordable price.

It was designed by the Donald Healey Motor Company and its production took place at the MG factory in Abingdon. The car used a tuned version of the Austin “A” series engine and as many components from existing cars as possible to keep costs down. The first series was powered by a 0.9-litre I4 engine with 43 hp (32 kW) and could reach a speed of 133 km/h (133 mph).