A great variety of different on-piece bonnets have been created over the years initially as replacements for the heavy and cumbersome steel front of the Austin-Healey Sprite Mark 1 - most of them in fibreglass, and just a few in aluminium. Later they became a common fitment on all the various models of Sprite and Midget.
Ashley Laminates produced high quality fibreglass bonnets in two styles. Thefirst was specifically for the Sprite Mk 1 and enabled the user to re-fit the standard radiator grille. On the right here is their early version intended for the Frogeye from which the original grille could be fitted.
Later came the Mark 2 with a wider grille opening and a raised centre bonnet bulge, as seen here on Shaun Rainford's replica of the John Britten Lenham Midget. [Not to be confused with the W & P Sebring GT bonnet.]
See also the Ashley page.
Speedwell Performance Conversions Ltd, of Finchley, marketed the Monza bonnet (right), sometimes with a single central air duct but also offered with a 3 grille openings option. I presume it was made by Williams & Pritchard for whom Speedwell also sold their Sebring bonnets.
Pictured top right is a rare one believed to be by J. Gedden of Manhattan Beach, California made back in the '60s, these photos sent in by Michael Satterfield (Dec 2014).
Speedwell also marketed Williams & Pritchard's Sebring Type 1 bonnet.
Others to follow.
The Gedden bonnet
The early Ashley bonnet
Photo: Kees van Beijmerwerdt
Ashley Type 2
photo: Juergen Schaefer
(?)A. J. Thorpe
(from Lenham GTO gallery)
Trevor McIlroy's similar one.
A Kellison bonnet
A bonnet sold on ebay in 2011
Perhaps the same bonnet as that shownabove, made in the USA by Dama Plastics.Inc
Unidentified (imported by R.Johnson)