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1960 Beautifully restored Frogeye For Sale

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  • £29,950 As stated
  • 1960
  • bangor
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Price £29,950 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Austin Healey
Model Sprite
  frogeye sprite
Year 1960
Mileage 100 miles
Country UK
Region Northern Ireland
Town bangor
Telephone 07785 347347
Status Private
Date 26-Nov-2020
Ref C1289846
1960 Frogeye sprite just finished this month.
IDEAL CHRISTMAS PRESENT
This is the 3rd Frog I have built and is by far the best yet.
I have over 300 photos of the restoration over the past 2 years. Simply beautiful.
First registered 30th March 1960 by Jacksons Garage, in Guildford, Surrey. It comes with a heritage certificate and a V5 in my name
The colour is Jaguar Opalescent Gunmetal which is period colour
Delivery in a covered trailer anywhere in the UK can be arranged
Now for the long-winded bit.
• THE BODY: new complete floor (not sections), boot floor and sills were bought from Frogeye Spares and these were put onto a Car-o-liner jig. The car was literally built from the sills up on the bench ensuring that the car was square and the gaps perfect. Now with zero rust and zero filler as can be seen in the photo showing the rear tub in bare metal
The finish on the all new undersides of the car is the same as the topsides
I loved the look of the early racing Sebring cars and have copied the way that they made the wing panel in front of the A post. This was made out of the old damaged bonnet which allowed us to hinge the bonnet the other way giving easy access to the engine bay and looking very cool with the buckles and the original Sebring badges.
• THE INTERIOR is fully retrimmed in red with red carpets, the perfect combo with gunmetal grey.
The seats have new steel bases and new quality covers in red with white piping from frogeye spares.
The dash has been recovered in a light foam and then the same material as the seats which is correct. I have taken time to ensure that all the instruments work and are matched Smiths instruments. So often you see one instrument not matching which looks terrible.
Red inertia reel seat belts fitted
• THE EXTERIOR, brand new hood with the correct original hood frame.
• ELECTRICS; new Autosparks loom with braided cable and outer covering Proper job! I replaced the starter motor with a Powerlite High torque starter, or geared starter. This makes the midget start like a modern car, a lot more powerful than the dreadful Chinese manufactured Lucas copies.
• THE ENGINE; is a freshly built 1275 unit bored out to 1380 with an 11 stud Cooper S big valve head reworked by Longman (a work of art), the fabulous Swiftune SW5 cam with their vernier timing gear which ensures that the cam can be timed very accurately. Carburation Is through a 40 weber.
The exhaust was made for me by David Dorrington from Maniflow and is their stage 2 system
While this makes for a very sharp engine it can be driven quietly round town, it will pull from nothing and happily rev its head off. Happy on and off the race course
Nothing like the sound of a well-tuned A series
• THE SUSPENSION is all from Frontline Developments front and rear with a Peter May Panhard rod and front anti roll bar
• Wheels are new 14 x 5.5 minilites Hi lite rim and gunmetal grey centers from John Brown Wheels
Please contact me for more photos or to arrange a test run. The car is as good as it looks!!
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