Austin Healey Sprite, 1958-60
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Austin Healey Sprite Convertible Top Key Features:
 
Two Slightly Different Tops: 
There are two slightly different Sprite tops, which differ in how they attach:
The Sprites made during 1958 and 1959 have 9 studs on the windshield
to which the top fastens with snaps.
The Mark I Sprites, from 1958 to 1961, also called "Bugeyes"
have two studs plus a metal bar on the windshield.

 
  • Quality: Made to Austin Healey specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: One piece top with 3 plastic rear windows
  • Original Factory Material: British Everflex Vinyl
  • Original Colors: Black
  • Alternate Materials:Haartz Stayfast Canvas,  British Bison (Haartz Leather Grain) Vinyl
  • Warranty: These tops are made by Robbins and carry their 6 year factory warranty with 18 month labor allowance.
  • Installation: The top fastens with tenax fasteners and shaps which are engaged to the body studs. Fasteners and snaps are supplied. The top fastens to the front bow with contact cement. The process is described in our install manual and is within the capabilities of a methodical, handy person. To llocate an installer near you type "auto upholstery shops near me" in your browser search bar.
  • About Fabrics: The original British Everflex Vinyl is a three layer topping as is Stayfast Canvas. The canvas has a rich canvas outer layer. British Bison is a two layer version of Everflex.
 
 
 

 

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) Austin Healey Sprite Convertible Top
Fastens at front with 9 snaps.

Made by Robbins with 6 year factory warranty and 18 month labor allowance.
All hardware included.
Select British Everflex Vinyl, British Bison Vinyl or Haartz Stayfast Canvas

Installation manual included.
Fabric & Color:

As low as:
$312.00
B.) Austin Healey Sprite Convertible Top
Fastens at front to metal bar with 2 snaps

Made by Robbins with 6 year factory warranty and 18 month labor allowance.
All hardware included.
Select British Everflex Vinyl, British Bison Vinyl or Haartz Stayfast Canvas

Installation manual included.
Fabric & Color:

As low as:
$312.00
Austin Healey Sprite convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1958, 1959 and 1960


Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

Installation manual for Austin Healey Sprite and MG Midget
Included with top
No Charge!
Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
$11.95
Trimmer Contact Cement: 4-Oz. Brush Top Can. Strong, Waterproof, Flexible Bond for Vinyl-coated and Vinyl-laminated Fabrics.
$10.95
Trimmer Contact Cement: 8-Oz. Brush Top Can. Strong, Waterproof, Flexible Bond for Vinyl-coated and Vinyl-laminated Fabrics.
$12.95
Plastic pry tool set, 7-piece kit

Great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc.

$26.95


Tonneau Covers

Tonneau Covers

Austin Healey Sprite Tonneau Cover
"Long" cover: from dash to rear bar (same as top)
British Bison (Haartz Leather Grain Vinyl)
Made by Robbins
Color
View Color
Left or Right Hand Drive
$329.00
A.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas Tonneau Cover, Short
Color
View Color
$549.95
B.) Original British Everflex Vinyl Tonneau Cover, Short
Color
View Color
$419.95
C.) British Bison (Colonial Grain) Vinyl Tonneau Cover, Short
View Color
$269.95
D.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas Tonneau Cover, Long
Color
View Color
$529.95
E.) Original British Everflex Vinyl Tonneau Cover, Long
Color
View Color
$409.95


Boots

Boots

Tenax Tool for tightening backing plate on Female Tenax Fasteners
$1.99


Cleaning & Protectant

Cleaning & Protectant

A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant.
  • Plus:
  • Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit.
  • The Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
$79.95
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant

About RAGGTOPP products
$38.95
A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant.
  • Plus:
  • Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit.
  • The Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
$79.95
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant Together

About RAGGTOPP products
$34.95
Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit

Contains:

  • Bottle Window Cleaner
  • Bottle Window Protectant
  • Sponge, Applicator Pad
  • Microfiber Towel

About RAGGTOPP products
$30.95
Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush

About Natural Horsehair Brush
$14.95
A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Wolfsteins Tonneau Cover Cleaner and Protectant Kit
$29.95


Custom Fit Car Covers

Custom Fit Car Covers

1958-72 Austin Healy Sprite Convertile. Custom Fit Car Cover, 200 Series
$155.95
1958-72 Austin Healy Sprite Convertile. Custom Fit Car Cover, 380 Series
$191.95


Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black

Models:
There are two slightly different Sprites on this page. The C-508 tops cover the
Sprites made during 1958 and 1959 which have 9 studs on the windshield to which the top fastens.

The Mark I Sprites, from 1958 to 1961, also called "Bugeyes," have two studs plus a metal strip on the windshield.
(These models have "AN5" as part of the VIN number.)

Please distinguish between the Mark I and the earlier Sprites in selecting your top.

Also note that some 1961 models are Mark II's. The Mark II cars are on a separate page.
The Mark II cars had the headlights moved out to the fender fronts and were a more rectangular car.

Fabrics:
The original top fabric for both tops on this page was a crush grain British vinyl. Our tops are
made precisely to original patterns and use the American made counterpart crush grain vinyl.
Crush grain vinyl tops are available in black or white.

We also offer the top in Haartz Stayfast canvas and in Haartz pinpoint vinyl.
These fabrics offer a wider color selection. All are made with the plastic rear windows sewn in as original.

CONVERTIBLE TOP FABRICS
Almost all manufacturers use Haartz fabrics. They may specify "heaviest weight" or "original replacement" in ways that seem reassuring. But they do not really tell the whole story. Please bear in mind that two things dominate, by far, the quality issue: (a) the manufacturing quality control in the factory that makes the top and (b) the care and thoroughness of the installation. There is a trade-off in weight: heavier is better for resisting tear through, but lighter is better for flexibility and abrasion from within that may arise from movement. Almost all our tops are a flexible medium density (36 oz.) fabric. Heavier is not better in most cases. Where it is, because of the top design, we will say so and the top will be made of the heavier vinyl.


Parts in this category (Austin Healey Sprite) fit cars for years: 1958, 1959 and 1960.