Long-lost Sprite found

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Clas­sic car en­thu­si­ast, Tony Os­borne, may soon be re­united with the Austin-Healey ‘Fro­g­eye’ Sprite that he sold more than 50 years ago – or so his daugh­ter, Han­nah Throg­mor­ton, hopes.

Reg­is­tered 38 EUO, Han­nah’s fa­ther’s for­mer car is still on the road, hav­ing re­cently been taxed and tested.

Han­nah made a Face­book ap­peal seek­ing in­for­ma­tion on the car that her 80-year-old fa­ther sold in the Six­ties to help to pay for a fam­ily run­about.

She re­vealed: ‘I’ve ac­tu­ally man­aged to track down the car and I’m hop­ing for a re­u­nion for dad.

‘Re­cent events have sent him down mem­ory lane. It’s be­come very ob­vi­ous that this car holds a very spe­cial place in his heart and that he re­grets ex­chang­ing it for a sen­si­ble fam­ily car.

‘The cur­rent owner of the car is yet to con­firm if this is pos­si­ble but I’m keep­ing my fin­gers crossed.’

Tony Os­borne sold his beloved Fro­g­eye in or­der to buy a sen­si­ble fam­ily car.

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