The SHELBY AMERICAN
Spring 2016 13
CSSHPD SPRITE FETCHES $22K
A piece of Shelby American history, al-
beit a small piece, went across the auction
block at the Mecum auction in Harrisburg,
Pennsylvania this past August. The 1959
Austin Healey Mk I Bugeye Sprite report-
edly used in Shelby’s driving school be-
tween 1961 and 1965 (according to the
description in Mecum’s auction catalog)
sold for $22,000. It was the only Sprite used
in the school.
The latest NADA guide for collectible,
exotic and sports cars puts the value be-
tween a low of $7,300 and a high of $39,800
with a median of $21,600. Based on those
numbers, this car sold right on the money.
It appears that the Shelby pedigree didn’t
help its value the way it typically has with
other Shelby-related cars in the past.