MOST PROBABLY THE MOST BEAUTIFUL RESTORED EXAMPLE IN THE WORLD Brand Austin Healey Type Sprite MKI ‘Frog Eye’ Color Cream Interior Blue Year of build 1960 Price € 41.500,- 1960 AUSTIN HEALEY SPRITE MKI ‘FROG EYE’ Most probably the most beautiful and most correct restored example in the world Restored as it has to be. Period correct with keeping an eye on details as they were created in the factory. Restored by 1 of the best Healey restoration companies in the world for much more money then the current price / value Comes with heritage trust certificate Offers charming looks and a lot of fun for a relatively modest investment If anyone in the British motoring industry had sports car credentials, it was Donald Healey. Driving an Invicta, Healey had won the Monte Carlo Rally outright despite encountering heavy snow. The man was a top driver, an entrepreneur, a fierce competitor and a terrific driver. After World War II, he set up his own business in Warwick, England, to manufacture his own line of Healey automobiles. The bodies and chassis were unique and drivelines came from Riley. The cars were well-designed and carefully-built. They were also quite expensive. In 1952 he interested
FOR SALE A concours contending 1959 UK supplied Austin-Healey ‘Frogeye’ Sprite. EQUIPMENT All-steel unitary construction, rear chrome bumper overriders, number plate illumination, floor mounted headlamp dip switch, non-cancelling directional indicators, self-parking windscreen wipers, headlamp beam warning light, ignition ‘on’ light, Smiths instrumentation comprising of: speedometer and distance recorder, fuel gauge, oil pressure/water temperature gauge, passenger grab handle, dash mounted rear-view mirror, door pockets. Factory options: Heater, rev counter, windscreen washer, tonneau cover. EXTERIOR This Frogeye Sprite is finished in a high-lustre Cherry Red as supplied when new and verified by a British Motor Industry Heritage Certificate. Having been subject to a lengthy and professional nut and bolt restoration, every component has been meticulously removed and replaced, refurbished or re-plated, the finish is virtually flawless. Only a tiny paint blemish behind the nearside door can be seen, even upon close inspection. Dedication, vast expense and patience have achieved very straight panels and linear gaps, arguably better than BMC’s efforts! The underside, detailed to an impeccable standard, is simply stunning and thousands of hours of painstaking work is clear to see. Attention to detail has matched the incredible workmanship with the correct round Sprite badge wearing the coat of arms and the original metal Sprite badge on the boot lid proudly aged. All chrome has a mirror finish and the lenses are all genuine Lucas glass fitment. As exceptional as it is characterful. INTERIOR ‘The car that offers so much – for so little’ is reflected in the sparse and functional interior. The dash and controls look wonderful and all function precisely including the Smiths instrumentation and optional heater. The original seats recovered in correct Red PVC coated fabric with white piping are perfect, as is the quality tailor made carpeting throughout. Designed with the absence of a boot lid to aid structural rigidity, the large rear luggage area housing the spare wheel and jack is accessible only from behind the seats, a process affectionately nicknamed by enthusiasts as ‘potholing’! A compact environment for two offering immense fun and presented in pristine condition. ENGINE & TRANSMISSION A familiar ‘A’ type B.M.C four cylinder O.H.V engine retains twin SU carburettors to produce a healthy 42.5bhp and quoted top speed of 81mph and 0-60mph in 20.5 seconds. Excellent parts availability and simple servicing will please DIY mechanics. The large original steel front end lifts to reveal a pristine engine bay with stunning detail complete with plates and stickers. Meticulous attention to accuracy even extends to the glass washer bottle, correct for year yellow steering arms and engine block in correct British Standard (381c) 223 Middle Bronze Green. A common and accepted upgrade to a ribcage 4-speed gearbox offers light and precise gear changes. WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES The original 13 x 3½in pressed steel wheels with AH embossed chrome hubcaps are pristine and shod in quality and period looking Remington radial tyres, a division of Goodyear, with masses of tread. An upgrade to the standard Lockheed hydraulic system includes a front disc conversion to offer improved stopping power compared with conventional braking systems of this period. HISTORY FILE The Mk1 Austin Healey Sprite, affectionately known as the ‘Frogeye’ or ‘Bugeye’ in America, was announced to the press in Monte Carlo by the British Motor Corporation on 20 May 1958 and remained in production until 1961. The British Motor Industry Heritage Trust have confirmed this vehicle to having been produced for the home market (note absence of front bumper) on the 26th November 1959 and a certified copy of a factory record certificate is included in the history file. Date of dispatch to the supplying dealer, B S Gelston & Company of Dartford, was 28th November 1959 with first registration on 22nd December 1959. The original green buff log book confirms the original colour of Red to match the information held on the Heritage Certificate. The previous keeper, Mr Stephen Wing a professional classic vehicle restorer, purchased the car in 1991 and an amazing 26 year journey has seen the car enjoyed and then stripped fully back to bare metal ready for a nut and bolt restoration. The incredible process has thankfully been recorded in almost 200 photographs, with final completion in 2014. The resulting car is now simply outstanding. MOT November 2018, Tax exempt, HPI clear. To see a video of this car please copy the link below: https://youtu.be/xq_yavC813U To see a full set of photographs of this car please copy the link below: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm5faqXJ 'Like us' or 'Follow us' for exciting new cars coming soon at KGF Classic Cars: https://www.facebook.com/KGFClassiccars https://twitter.com/KGFClassicCars
SOLD/VERKAUFT/VENDU/VERKOCHT Austin Healey Frogeye 1959 projectcar 1959 Austin Healey projectcar. Nice base with no significant rust. Original engine. Nice project for hobbyists for restoration. Car has USA title and document importduties for every EU country are paid by us. Documentation is complete for registration in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importduties. We can help with transport. Trading in, buying and consignment possible.
SOLD / VERKAUFT / VENDU / VERKOCHT Austin Healey Sprite Frogeye 1960 1960 Austin Healey Frogeye in good driving condition. This Austin Healey Sprite MKI, better known as Frogeye or Bugeye has a 948 cc 43 hp engine. Thanks to the weight of only 640 kg this is really a nice and sporty roadster to drive. It has a wooden steering wheel and applicable extra windows. A nice car to drive the way it is and make it even better through the years. Car has USA title and document importduties for every EU country are paid by us. Documentation is complete for registration in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importduties. We can help with transport. Trading in, buying and consignment possible.
*** THIS CAR HAS BEEN SOLD *** Please contact us if you were interested in this car. Our inventory is constantly changing and we will have similar examples of this model becoming available soon. ----------------------------- Austin Healey Sprite 1966, BRG, wire wheels in good condition 1966 Austin Healey Sprite. This car has beautiful paint in colour British Racing Green, chrome wire wheels, chrome luggagerack and black interior with white piping. Both the body and interior are in a beautiful and well maintained condition. This english sportscar has the 1098 CC engine and manual gearbox. Drives sporty thanks to the weight of only 695 kg. The car was originally delivered in Holland and has had only 2 owners. So a very nice, beautiful and great driving Austin Healey in the most popular colour British Racing Green. Car has Holland title and Holland mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.
About this Austin Healey Sprite Mk 1 948cc The Austin-Healey Sprite is a small open sports car which was produced in the United Kingdom from 1958 to 1971. The Sprite quickly became affectionately known as the "frogeye" in the UK and the "bugeye" in the US, because its headlights were prominently mounted on top of the bonnet, inboard of the front wings. According to the Heritage Certificate (supplied with car) our Mark 1 'Frogeye' was built 01/01/1960 and first registered on 07/07/1959 and according to the registration document has had 3 owners since. The supplying Dealer was Henleys Limited of Bristol and factory fitted equipment included a rev counter, front bumpers and toughened glass windscreen and the cars was finished in Old English White as it is today. Photos detail a full bare metal respray/rebuild where the car was stripped back to its bare components and fully restored. Now looking splendid in its original Old English White with contrasting red interior and red tonneau, the car is ready for a new keeper to enjoy....
1960 Austin-Healey Bug Eye The 1960 Austin-Healey Bug Eye shown here is made available in yellow with black interior. It comes equipped with a manual transmission, dual carburetors, solid wheels and with the soft top. An excellent candidate for restoration. For $6,950 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.
1960 Austin-Healey Bug Eye Sprite This 1960 Austin-Healey Bug Eye Sprite is shown here in red with black interior. It comes equipped with a manual transmission, dual carburetors, solid wheels, soft top and with the tonneau cover. Very clean and presentable. Mechanically sound. For $13,500 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.
Speedwell Blue with navy blue interior piped in light blue. Black soft-top and weather equipment. Fitted with a later gearbox for easy driving. Original RHD example. Extensive restoration to a very high standard. £23,995
1961 Austin-Healey Bug Eye Sprite 1961 Austin-Healey Bug Eye Sprite in light blue with navy blue interior. Older restoration. Comes equipped with a manual transmission, dual carburetors, solid wheels with white wall tires, rear luggage rack and includes the soft top. Extremely clean and presentable. Mechanically sound. For $21,750 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.
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This stunning original RHD UK supplied Austin Healey ‘Frogeye' Sprite MKI was first registered on the 10th July 1959 and has had just four owners from new. The Frogeye spent many years off the road and in 2015 was subject of a total nut and bolt restoration. Since completion the car has covered just 775 miles, 150 of these on the rolling road and it was driven to us from the Wakefield area without hesitation. WXX 707 has had an absolute fortune spent on rebuild; £20,000 has been spent alone on parts before labour. Invoices and photographs are available to support this. £9,000 alone was spent having a brand new Wheeler and Davis Stage 3 bodyshell which includes a new steel bonnet, doors and rear wings. The engine was rebuilt by a race engine builder, John Toovey of Toovey Racing. The gearbox was stripped down and rebuilt by a South Yorkshire specialist and the car built up with a brand new interior, brand new weather equipment, new wiring and electrics. The Frogeye was painted in the ever popular Iris Blue and Dark Blue upholstery has been used offering a lovely combination. The Sprite MKI has a perfect, as new underside that has been professionally clear waxoyled at Rustbusters and
Variant name:SPRITE ,Variant: (Sprinzel Sebring Replica) ANDY CHAFFEY’S SPRINZEL SEBRING SPRITE PROJECT: After purchasing a new bodyshell from Wheeler & Davies, Andy fitted an Archers' fibreglass rear body section, with a Sebring Coupé top and bonnet. A roll-cage was installed along with some new bonnet hinges and battery box. Next stage was the painting of the bodywork in gun-metal grey similar to that of Paul Woolmer's PMO200. The garage that carried out the bodywork (John Brooker of Leeds near Maidstone, Kent) also fitted the aluminium front wheel arches into the car, these were also purchased from Archers Garage. Peter Caldwell front adjustable shock absorbers were fitted along with original Armstrong ‘22’ adjustable lever rear shock absorbers. Then the powder coated rear axle with 3.9 Limited Slip Diff mated to uprated Peter May wire wheel halfshafts, and new MWS wheels all round. Wolseley 1500 backplates for 9" drums were also fitted. The front brake calipers are KAD billet 4 pots using mintex metro turbo pads. The Next jobs were to fit the handbrake after it had been re-chromed and the main brake/fuel lines inside the car, like 410EAO. The Gauges were refurbished and the wiring loom made by Autosparks. Next was the 1380cc fast road engine built by the famous Bill Richards (Ex BMC works technician based in Ashford, Kent) with a single DCOE45 side draught webber carb. A 7.5" racing clutch on a lightened, balanced flywheel has been fitted with a straight-cut gearbox built by Hardy engineering using a straight cut gear set supplied by Magic Midget along with a fast road clutch supplied by MED engineering. PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR FOR LOTS MORE INFORMATION ON THIS FASCINATING VEHICLE
757 BOJ was first registered on the 18th May 1960 and spent much of its early life in the Greater London area, based in Eltham, SE9 and later Bushey in Hertfordshire. By 1976 the 'Frogeye' was registered in the North West where it has spent the majority of the past 40 years, moving between Lancaster, Carnforth and the Lake District. We initially brought the 'Frogeye' in through part exchange for a Triumph TR6 in May 2015, collecting it up in the Lake District. We sold the car immediately to one of our regular customers in South Yorkshire and carried out a high level of preparation work to include new track rod ends, new radius arms, rebuilt brake calipers, new rear wheel cylinders, rebuilt rev counter and replacement ammeter, top hose, ignition switch and choke cable.
1961 AUSTIN HEALEY SPRITE MK1 (FROGEYE) Superb example in Iris blue,with dark blue interior.Fresh from professional,marque specialist restoration to an exacting standard of originality. Any inspection welcome. Please enquire for further details.
SOLD / VERKAUFT / VENDU / VERKOCHT Austin Healey Sprite MKI Frogeye 1959 in good condition 1959 Austin Healey Sprite MKI. Interior and body are both in a beautiful and well maintained condition. Its round headlights gave it the nickname Frogeye or Bugeye. The 948 cc 43 hp engine is in a very good condition, runs and drives superb. The car has a new interior, new softtop, new chrome and new tires. When you are looking for a nice english roadster, this one is a good choice. Car has Holland title and Holland mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.
(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.