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1958 Austin-Healey Sprite 'Frogeye' Series I [ADO13]

1958 Austin-Healey Sprite [ADO13] in The Notorious Landlady, Movie, 1962 IMDB

Class: Cars, Convertible — Model origin: UK

1958 Austin-Healey Sprite 'Frogeye' Series I [ADO13]

Position 0:04:04 [*] Background vehicle

Comments about this vehicle


Sunbar UK

2007-12-14 16:19


'Frog-eyed' Sprite (or is it bug-eyed? in the USA) on the far right.

Other cars also listed separately.

Big Dave VA

2007-12-14 17:55


I believe the US term is bugeyed.

dsl SX

2011-06-22 20:51


Already agreed this is Hollywood pretend-London, but it made me chuckle. There's a puddle in the road, so unless the horse was really incontinent, it's meant to symbolise rainy England. This has 2 problems [1] British roads are cambered so puddles drain away quickly so you might get puddles in the gutters but not the centre - we may not have an Empire anymore, but we expect it to rain and take appropriate precautions, which leads to [2] we do not park convertibles with the roofs down.

ingo DE

2011-06-22 21:18


dsl wrote it's meant to symbolise rainy England

[:heink] Why you write only "England"?
Sourcing annother anecdote. Your fault :p Once my wife and me have met a couple from Birmingham. We've told them, that we had in the July a very rainy vacations in Scotland, but the Scottish people have told us "Sorry for that, but it's the worst rain-swept summer since years now"
Their answer: "This the Scottish are maintaining EVERY year"

dsl SX

2011-06-22 23:06


ingo wrote Why you write only "England"?

No kilts, bagpipes, haggis shops, Nessie posters, mountains, porridge adverts, thistles in the flower beds, drunks with whisky bottles ....

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