Austin-Healey Sprite 4 (1966-1970)
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In October 1966 BMC announced what many people consider to be the best Sprite of all, the Mk 4, in which there was not only an engine worthy of the model, but a neat foldaway soft-top, which improved the little car's look. The Mk 4 's engine was still one of the A-series family but this time it was a detuned version of the Mini-Cooper S's 1,275cc unit and produced 65bhp with a great deal of lusty mid-range torque. It made the Sprite faster than its bitter rival, the Spitfire Mk III, and somehow it felt right, without strain or fuss, perhaps for the first time in its career.