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A concours contending 1959 UK supplied Austin-Healey ‘Frogeye’ Sprite.
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.
‘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 3˝in 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.
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.
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We manufacture these cars to order, we have all tooling etc and can produce 2-3 per year. Pictures show our sprint/climb car. They can be produced for sport or road use to spec (full bespoke trim has been manufactured and available in red, black and barley). Please call for more spec and info. From .....
COMPLETE ORIGINAL 1966 AUSTIN HEALEY SPRITE MK3.
CAR IS FOR EASY RESTORATION, FOR SURE 100% SOLID CONDITION, WE CAN NOT FIND ANY ROT OR RUST, FIRST PAINT UNDER PRIMER, ORIGINAL BRITISH RACING GREEN, MATCHING NUMBERS, ORIGINAL INTERIOR AND ALL ORIGINAL PARTS ARE THERE. CHROME IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. .....
Superb condition frogeye, has been restored recently.
As the prices on these cars keep rising it might be considered to be a solid investment.
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car price in euro: €24900,-
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1958 | Austin Healey | SPRITE I | Optimized Race Frog |
Donald Healey Cornish was interested from an early age to automobiles and auto racing. In May 1958, Healey and his son the robust, open SPRITE "street". To the characteristic styling of the original sprites were headlights on the hood, which .....
Rare 1962 Austin Healey Sprite MKII – Sebring Bonnet, Low Rust, True Survivor
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Highlights: A terrific car to restore. Very rare 1960s? Sebring style fiberglass bonnet, a rare old part gives this .....
1961 Austin Healey Frogeye. A lovely little car finished in black with a red interior to complement. This is a left hand drive American import with a good solid body. Runs and drives and has many new parts including black vinyl hood and detachable side screen.
Major nut and bolt restoration.
Iris Blue with dark Blue seats and carpets.
948cc bored to 998cc. Smooth case gearbox and correct dynamo driven rev counter.
Up graded to disc brakes with correct diameter master cylinder.
Body colour underneath and in wheel arches.
Fully detailed engine bay.
""NOW READY"" SOLD restored to concourse standard will be among'st the best in the UK and beyond please ring for further details 07799382289 and/or appointment to view 07799382289 no e,mail inquiries please .
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1959 | Austin-Healey Sprite I | "Frogeye Bugeye Frog" |
Can these eyes lie? No other car has such a face as the Sprite Mk I. It offers plenty of fun for the money. Here we can offer a very nice, perfect "frog".
COLORS | INTERIOR
Paint Light Green
Interior Synthetic Leather Light Green