AUTOS: New Sports Car

To lure more motorists into sports cars, British Motor Corp. this week added a low-priced stablemate to its MGs and Austin-Healeys, which now give it the biggest share ($49,500,000 a year) of the U.S. sports-car market. The new entry: Austin-Healey's Sprite. Price in Manhattan: $1,849, the cheapest British sports car (next cheapest: MG, at $2,526). Powered by a souped-up 48-h.p. version of Austin's four-cylinder A35 engine, the two-passenger Sprite does 35 miles on a gallon, accelerates from o to 70 m.p.h. in 34 seconds, a whisker slower than the MG, has a...

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