We are pleased to present this rather interesting Austin Healey (Frogeye) Sprite Mk. I. According to the British Motoring Heritage Trust Certified Factory Record, this Sprite was manufactured as a righthand drive, UK, home-market car and was built on 10 th May 1960 and dispatched to Prynn and Stevens Limited on 12 th May 1960. Factory fitted equipment included front bumpers, toughened glass and a rev. counter. Today, 409 AXU, is presented in the original specification colours of Iris blue coachwork and blue trim, however, this Sprite has, in recent years, has undergone restoration works and upgrades that make it a very usable and fast. A photographic record shows that the car was stripped down to a shell and a lightweight rear end and bonnet fitted. Mechanically, the engine was replaced with a rebuilt 1,275cc unit that included, roller rockers, steel pushrods and Swiftune billet camshaft amongst the usual items required. Fuel is supplied by a single point Jenvey fuel injection system with an Emerald Management System, mapped ignition and a tubular 4-2-1 Stainless exhaust system. Extra items of note are an alternator and negative earth conversion, an oil cooler, aluminium radiator,
This is a unique opportunity to purchase a truly first class 'Frogeye' Sprite that has just completed a no expense spared, complete nut and bolt restoration. This Sprite MKI was purchased in the US in 2015 and on arrival in the UK was taken to pieces and completely rebuilt from the ground up. The car has been completed over the past few weeks and has so far covered around 70 running in miles. The restorer chose to upgrade specification with a fully rebuilt 1275cc engine and front brake discs that make this is a pretty quick, responsive 'Frogeye' that does stop efficiently. The car is truly magnificent in every respect and is beautiful in appearance. The body is outstanding with wonderful panel fit and car structurally as new with steel bonnet, straight panels and a wonderful straight underside. The paint finish is first class, chrome work is new, as are the Minilight style wheels. The underbody is painted like the top of the car and is beautifully detailed, just like the engine bay. The condition should be good enough to win shows and events. The upholstery has been superbly trimmed, the hood and frame are brand new and the car also has a new set of sidescreens. The spare wheel com
AUSTIN HEALEY Chassis number AN543396 - This example has been the subject of a sympathetic refurbishment during 2005 with a re-spray in Brooklands Green and renewed interior.
The Austin-Healey Sprite is a small open top sports car that was announced in 1958, just prior to that years Monaco Grand Prix It was designed as a low cost model (it originally went on sale for just £669) and was the successor to the sporting versions of the pre-war Austin Seven. This particular example was supplied new on 12th July 1960 to H A Saunders Ltd, London. Finished in Goodwood Green, with 1275cc engine and has been the subject of a previous restoration. Recent new parts include: New Radiator New clutch New wiring harness New fuel pump brake overhaul Uprated suspension – MK2 spec Clean shim and refit kingpins Engine and engine bay detailed Gold Seal engine fitted a couple of years ago Full respray a couple of years ago Comes with soft top and side screens Fibreglass bonnet
The Austin-Healey Sprite , a small open sports car,was produced in the UK from 1858 to 1971, in 4 successive versions. It was intended to be a low-cost model, yet the successor to the sporting versions of the pre-war Austin Seven. The 2 first series was first produced at the MG factory at Abingdon The Mark III Sprite was also marketed as the Mark II MG Midget – differences between the two were again restricted to minor trim detailing. Although still 1098 cc, the engine had a stronger block casting, and the size of the crankshaft main bearings was increased to two inches (engine code 10CC). A new (slightly) curved-glass windscreen was introduced with hinged quarterlights and wind-up side windows. Exterior door handles were provided for the first time, with separate door locks. Though the car could now be secured, with a soft-top roof the added protection was limited. The rear suspension was modified from quarter-elliptic to semi-elliptic leaf springs, which gave a more comfortable ride for a near-negligible weight penalty as well as providing additional axle location, the upper links fitted to the quarter-elliptic models being deleted. Though scarcely sybaritic, these changes helped
1960 Austin Healey Bug Eye Sprite 1960 Austin Healey Bug Eye Sprite in red with black interior. Comes with the soft top, side curtains, solid wheels, manual transmission and rear luggage rack. Lots of patina. Excellent original California car. For $11,750 If you have any additional questions Please call 310-975-0272 or email with any questions! We also welcome all international buyers. We can help with shipping quotes and arrangements.
Just arrived from the USA . One owner for many years . Has some rust but not too bad.
Just arrived from the USA for restoration. Very sound original little car In one ownership for many Years.
1959 Austin-Healey Bug Eye Sprite 1959 Austin-Healey Bug Eye Sprite in red with burgundy interior. Comes equipped with a 4 speed manual transmission, dual carburetors and 8 spoke wheels. Excellent original car. Same owner for many years. Mechanically sound. For $14,500 If you have any additional questions Please call 310-975-0272 or email with any questions! We also welcome all international buyers. We can help with shipping quotes and arrangements.
(SOLD) This Austin Healy was known as Bugeye Sprite because of its distinctive headlights appearance. The headlights mounted on top of the centre bonnet, which hinged from the back in one piece together with outer mudguards.
(SOLD) Completed at the Austin-Healey Works in January of 1960, this Sprite MK I "Bugeye" was configured as a US market left hand drive example. Its early history remains unknown, but by the 1990s the Sprite was in Texas with an Austin-Healey enthusiast. Here it was treated to a meticulous restoration, and tastefully upgraded to a serious performance car. The original 948cc engine was removed in favor of a 1,275cc unit, and a supercharger installed to feed it, while Minilite-style alloy wheels, white-faced Smiths gauges, and a sports steering wheel were fitted to give the car an appropriately racy look. This beautifully presented Sprite offers much-improved performance, charming looks, and should be a fun companion on the backroads for a relatively modest investment.
Supplied new in in September 1970 to Kennings of Ealing London Fully restored using a Heritage bodyshell and with little use since 1275cc Engine with Type 9 Conversion 5 Speed gearbox conversion Retrimmed in black with red piping and head restraints Full weather requirement with full tonneau and hood bag cover Minilite type alloy wheels Chrome bootrack BMHIT Heritage Certificate History file with all invoices from 1991 onwards
A multiple concours winner recently imported from Florida this car was originally from Texas where it was bought after a 3 year search for a perfect rust free example . It was then subjected to a restoration over 5 years using only original new old stock parts. The body tub has had no welding at all with a perfect underside showing all the original factory spot welds Immaculate Iris blue coachwork with perfect panel gaps Complete with Factory Works Hardtop Correct grey millboard boot panels with the interior of the boot correctly painted red oxide as they were when they left the factory All UK taxes paid and now has full UK period correct registration ,V5 and fresh MOT It is possible to convert this car to Right Hand Drive in our workshops . We have done several conversions like this on similar vehicles .
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