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.
• Year: 1959
• Mileage: 3000 mi
We are delighted to offer this original home market UK specification Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite onto the market. Our Frogeye is a very honest, original car that still retains its original registration mark 708 BUP, correct tools and comes with full weather equipment and painted wire wheels. 708 BUP is finished in the highly desirable colour of Old English White with lovely deep Red upholstery and presents very well. Between 1998 and 2001 the Austin Healey Sprite had a substantial amount of mechanical work carried out. The cylinder head was rebuilt and converted to unleaded and the block re-bored and new pistons, main and big end bearings fitted. A new oil pump, timing chain and clutch were fitted and the work carried out by a Northern England main dealer service department. The Sprite was also treated to new all new coolant hoses, new fuel pipes, new thermostat and housing, new brake cylinders, brake shoes, brake hoses, brake drums and master cylinder. The car was also treated to a new radiator, new water pump, new halfshaft hub oil seals and ‘o' rings, new rear axle oil seal and the suspension treated to new bushes and wishbones. Since having substantial mechanical work carrie
• Year: 1959
Very well presented in Old English White with original black upholstery with white piping, pleasant interior is cosy but comfortable once you are in, driving position is good and all controls are close at hand, rather unusual in still having its standard steel wheels, very good hood, also comes with tonneau and hood cover. Only had two owners, last owner bought the car in 1981 and we understand that he believes the 49,500 miles on the odometer to be correct. Certainly the whole car feels very tight and is a great drive.
• Year: 1967
(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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