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
• Last update: 10 days old
- Period modified with blown 1275cc engine and PEMA bonnet etc - Featured in Fast Car and Austin-Healey Owners' Club magazines - Shorrocks / Allard badging, Les Leston wheel, fresh MOT certificate Further Info: First registered by Glamorganshire County Council on 22nd April 1960, `650 FTX' began life as a standard `Frogeye'. Reworked into its current guise by the decade's end, the two-seater appeared in contemporaneous issues of Fast Car and the Austin-Healey Owners' Club magazines. Exchanging its original 948cc engine for a supercharged 1275cc unit, `650 FTX' also gained a PEMA fibreglass bonnet, eight-gauge dashboard, rear wheelarch extensions and widened steel wheels. Laid-up from 1987-2009, it underwent various floor and wheelarch repairs plus general recommissioning before returning to the road. Sparingly used since entering the current ownership three years ago, the `Baby Healey' has only recently returned from France and is expected to possess a fresh MOT certificate by the time of sale. Pleasingly retaining much of its period paintwork plus a Les Leston wood-rim steering wheel and Shorrock / Allard badging etc, this appealing Supercharged Sprite is accompanied by numerous o
• Year: 1960
• Last update: 3 days old
- A Works entrant on the 1960 Tour de Corse (Pat Moss/Ann Wisdom). - Rebodied by Williams & Pritchard for Ian Walker and nigh-on unbeatable in 1961. - The most original of the Sprinzel Sebring Sprites and owned since 1966 Further Info: First registered as `WJB 707' on 7th October 1960, this famous Austin-Healey began life as a Works Rally Car. Prepared by the BMC Competition Department for Pat Moss and Ann Wisdom to use on the Tour de Corse a few weeks later, the two-seater boasted Girling disc brakes, uprated suspension and wire wheels etc but retired from the event due to gearbox failure. Published in the September 1990 issue of Classic & Sportscar magazine, a letter written by next custodian Ian Walker recalled how: `Late in 1960, with the approval of John Thornley, I purchased WJB 707 on the understanding that it was to be converted to a Sebring Sprite and would be driven by myself, in a team of three organised by John Sprinzel, during the 1961 season. Each of the owners was to be responsible for his own conversion, the common denominator being Williams & Pritchard who were responsible for stripping the original bodies and replacing them with the aluminium version'. Having spen
• Year: 1960
• Last update: 26 days old
(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
• Last update: 4 months old
• 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
• Last update: 13 days old
• Mileage: 484 mi
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