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  • Timeline of the Austin Healey Sprite

    The Austin Healey is one of the many British cars that we carry hundreds of parts for. Production on the Austin Healey began in 1952 and there were several different models, including the Sprite. Today's blog will feature the Sprite, a compact, open sports car, which was introduced in 1958.

    1958- Production began on the Sprite Mark I, a small car with "bugeye" headlights and a distinctive front style.There were 48,987 Mark Is made in 3 years.

    1961- Production on the Mark I ceased and began on the Mark II. The Mark II had the same size of engine as the Mark I, but offered more power and a drastically different body style. There were 31,665 Mark IIs made in a duration of 3 years.

    1964- The Mark II production came to an end and production began on the Mark III. The Mark III was slightly larger in size compared to the I and II and also boasted a larger engine (1098cc). There were 25,905 Mark IIIs made in 2 years.

    1966- Production on the Mark III ended and began on the Sprite Mark IV. The Mark IV was the longest produced of the Sprites (1965-1971) but had the least amount of models made, at 22,790. It was very similar in body style to the Mark III, but had a much larger engine of 1275cc.

    1971- The Healey connection was discontinued, leaving the last 1,022 models named the Austin Sprite. Production on the Sprite also ceased this year.

    See Also: Timeline of the Jaguar E-Type
    Timeline of the MG MGA
    Timeline of the Triumph Spitfire

  • We Help You to Avoid the Parts Hunt for Your British Car

    If you’ve had problems finding a particular part you need for your British car, you’re not alone. Customers have told us of their personal woes about trying unsuccessfully to get a particular part unsuccessfully. They’ve also told us how more and more local car parts businesses only stock parts for only the most common of vehicles. That’s where we come in.

    At British Parts Northwest, we are a family-operated business that opened our doors specifically to provide British car lovers with the ability to get parts easily and quickly so that they can drive and enjoy their car! Our motto is that we are “Large enough to serve, small enough to care about your British car.” We are not a parts locator service. Rather, we stock what we sell, and then ship directly from us to you. There is no middle-man involved. We’re in business so you can enjoy quality ride time with your European car!

    We provide parts and merchandise in the following categories that are tabbed for your convenience and ease in finding your needed part: AH BN1-BJ8, TR3-4A, TR250-TR6, TR7-TR8, Spitfire-GT6, MGA, MG TC TD TF, MGB, Sprite/Midget, Jaguar E-Type, and XJ 69-87. We also sell apparel and accessories and feature overstock specials and even featured products on our homepage.

    We maintain our customers as the focus, and remembering what it was like when the owner had to search high and low for parts when originally racing Triumph Spitfires in the late 1970s. The goal of today of the business has never changed from the onset; our focus is to provide new parts for British cars, Triumph, MG, Jaguar and Austin Healey, at reasonable prices with fast, courteous, prompt service to the customer.

    By having a reliable, honest “go-to” place for parts, there’s no reason why you can’t obtain and maintain the British car of your dreams!

    Finally, if you’ve been resisting making the choice to purchase a classic British car, we encourage you to resist no longer. With the hurdle of finding parts out of the way, we hope you are more confident in joining the ranks of British car ownership over here in the U.S.!

  • Why We Love Austin-Healeys

    The glamour of an Austin-Healey remains a love affair for those of us who adore this style of British sports car. Since its original debut in 1952, and then to the much-loved “frog-eyed’ Sprite in 1958, enthusiasts have adored their cars. Although Austin-Healeys were built in Great Britain, they were designed to appeal to Americans. In fact, 89 percent of their cars were exported to the U.S., where they are cherished. While 1972 marked the last year Austin-Healey ceased building cars, it is still exciting to see them on the roadways and raceways today.

    ZZ447782B0.jpgAlong with parts for other treasured British cars, we stock products for Austin-Healeys and also for the later Sprite-Midgets. Featured AH products range from simple and inexpensive ignition rotors and transmission mounts to master cylinder brakes, 6-cylinder clutch slave cylinders and cam bearing sets.

    We also have braking components, carburetion fuel systems, clutch components, cooling systems, cylinder heat components, drive trains, engine and interior electrical components, 4- and 6-cylinder engine components, performance parts, steering and suspension, and even tops and covers for your British baby.

    At British Parts Northwest, we are proud of being a family-owned and operated business that stocks what we sell. If you’ve ever looked for parts for your British car, you know that isn’t always the case. We are not a parts locator service; rather we stock parts, accessories, and even apparel so you can be sure you have your car road ready when you are.

    We also invite you to “like” our Facebook page and post your proud photos and be among the first to know of any specials and offers. Our goal is to make every customer a preferred customer and to share the love our beautiful British cars.

  • We Help You to Overcome the Parts Hurdle

    ZZ13297D6D.jpgThe top reason usually cited by Americans for not getting a British car is concerns over part and service availability. People tell us about horror stories about trying unsuccessfully to get a part, as it seems more and more car mechanics are opting to go mainstream and choose to stock parts for only the most common of vehicles. We are quite proud to say that British cars are indeed not “common,” and these classic and fun-to-drive cars with their sleek, unique lines and performance is why people love them so. That’s where we come in.

    At British Parts Northwest, we are a family-operated business that opened our doors specifically to provide British car lovers with the ability to get parts easily and quickly so that they can drive and enjoy their car! Our motto is that we are “Large enough to serve, small enough to care about your British car.” We are not a parts locator service. Rather, we stock what we sell, and then ship directly from us to you. There is no middle-man involved. We’re in business so you can enjoy quality ride time with your European car!

    ZZ206BD9B0.jpgWe provide parts and merchandise in the following categories that are tabbed for your convenience and ease in finding your needed part: AH BN1-BJ8, TR3-4A, TR250-TR6, TR7-TR8, Spitfire-GT6, MGA, MG TC TD TF, MGB, Sprite/Midget, Jaguar E-Type, and XJ 69-97. We also sell apparel and accessories and feature overstock specials and even featured products on our homepage.

    We maintain our customers as the focus, and remembering what it was like when the owner had to search high and low for parts when originally racing Triumph Spitfires in the late 1970s. The goal of today of the business has never changed from the onset; our focus is to provide new parts for British cars, Triumph, MG, Jaguar and Austin Healey, at reasonable prices with fast, courteous, prompt service to the customer.

    By having a reliable, honest “go-to” place for parts, there’s no reason why you can’t obtain and maintain the British car of your dreams!

  • Defining the Allure of a British Car

    What is the allure of a British car? Well, for any European car own, the answers are so obvious that they may be perplexed you would even need to ask? The sleek styling, unique body, performance, quality, prestige, and even the novelty of owning a British car are all reasons cited. The one downside occasionally cited, however, is finding parts.

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    Many service centers stock only the most common parts, making it a challenge for some British car owners to find the parts they need when they need it. But no longer. BP Parts Northwest understands that. That’s why we are in business. As British car lovers ourselves, our motto is, “Big Enough to Serve, Small Enough to Care about Your British Car.”

    Our online catalog includes overstock specials, apparel and accessories, new parts, hard-to-find parts, and we have categorized our offerings into easy-to-search lists. We make online ordering easy. But perhaps the best part is that we actually stock what we sell, so the item you need is shipped directly from us to your door. While some foreign car parts businesses are actually just a “locator” service and charge a mark-up to serve only as a middle-man, we maintain our stock. So, once you place an order, you can be confident it is actually on its way!

    For a limited time only, we are also offering free shipping on all orders over $750. Check out our website and review our featured products for your beloved vehicle. Whether it is a convertible top for your TR7 or TR8, or simply a brake hose for your MGB or Rear Sprite Midget, we have you covered. We feel confident that once you order from us the first time, you’ll become a loyal customer!

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