- Extensively restored and modified by Severn Classics - Speedwell Monza-style bonnet, Dan Dare removable hardtop - Engine / g'box / diff overhauled, new wiring, fuel system, brakes Further Info: Starting out life as a standard Austin-Healey Sprite MKIII, `GBJ 689J' was purchased by the vendor from its previous owner of twenty-eight years and entrusted to Severn Classics of Cradley, West Midlands for a thorough makeover and upgrade. Firstly shot blasted back to bare metal and then stripped back to the chassis, whereupon all necessary welding and repairs were done to the floors, B-posts and chassis before the new recreation fibreglass Sebring Sprite body with Speedwell Monza-style bonnet was fitted along with the refurbished steel doors. Work carried out on the mechanicals consisted briefly of:- - Overhauled 1275cc engine with new pistons and piston rings - Refurbished and cleaned carburettors - Rejuvenated 4-speed standard gearbox - Overhauled differential - New wiring loom - New fuel system - New braking system Finished in Jaguar Quartz (silver/blue) with a Black `Dan Dare' roof and Red upholstery, the two-seater is described by the vendor as being in `excellent' order with regard
• Year: 1971
- Supplied new by Murray & Charleton Ltd of Co. Durham, BMIHT Certificate - Extensively restored by the vendor over the past few years - Red upholstery, Black carpets, 51,600 unwarranted miles Further info : This delightful-looking Frogeye has been in the current ownership since c.2011 and is finished in Burgundy with the re-trimmed interior finished in Red. These MKI sprites are now much sought after and this one is believed although can not be confirmed to have had just 1 previous keeper. Supplied new by Murray & Charleton Ltd of Co. Durham according to the BMIHT Certificate 'PNL 278' has been extensively restored by the vendor over the past few years and displays 51,600 miles. A nicely presented example of a much loved model the vendor described the Frog Eye as in 'Very Good' overall condition.
• Year: 1959
Ready to go and well sorted in fast road spec. Cooper S stage 2 head. Twin SU's Sports exhaust manifold and big bore exhaust system. Lowered and up-rated suspension. Hard top fitted. Improved lighting. Participated in the 2013 Mini Britannia Rally, with an excellent performance. Drives and handles very well and great fun to drive.
• Year: 1966
1959 AUSTIN HEALEY FROGEYED SPRITE. Cherry Red with Black Trim and Black Mohair Hood. Professionally Restored and seriously upgraded for a very well known BRDC racing driver, to his own exacting standards. 1275 Stage 2 Engine, CR Gearbox, 3.7 Diff, Disc Brakes, Uprated Suspension, Front Anti Roll Bar, Long Centre Branch Manifold, Etc. etc. Less than 3000 Miles since. Properly set up. Will sit at 85 MPH all day long and in outstanding order. Follow us on Twitter - @sherwood_resto
• Year: 1959
• Mileage: 3000 mi
(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.
• Year: 1959
• Mileage: 28003 mi
(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.
• Year: 1960
• Mileage: 484 mi
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