Front suspension history
The 1958 Sprite, which was assembled at Abingdon. Based on a simple but sturdy steel unit construction shell the Sprite had immense character, acceptable performance, direct steering and good handling, all for a very (at the time) purchase price.

The Sprites 948cc engine was the BMC A-Series, which developed 43bhp at 5200rpm making the Sprite good for a top speed of 85mph. The front suspension was borrowed from the A35, while the steering rack, back axle and brakes were borrowed from the Morris Minor.