1960 Austin Healey Bugeye or Frogeye Sprite cute British Racing GREEN nice car!

1960 Austin Healey Sprite

Condition: Used
Make: Austin Healey
Model: Sprite
Type: Roadster
Trim: Bug-Eye
Year: 1960
Mileage: 141,888
VIN: AN5L / 26641
Color: British Racing Green
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 2WD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: White Salmon, Washington, United States

Description for Austin Healey Sprite 1960

Auction is for my 1960 Austin Healey Sprite. I've owned this car for nearly28 years. First purchased in 1987 in the Midwest as I had graduated from the universitya year or two before and had my first "real" job.At that time Ialways wanted a sports car andan Austin Healey Bugeyewas just perfect for me! I drove it a lot back then nearly everywhere, nd finally succumbed tostarting the restoration after 2 years of driving it. I restored it myself over a period ofa coupleyears,including professionally replacing the sagging rear spring boxes with new Moss Motors reproduction items, including floor pans and new springs and all new sheet metal. So there is no structural rust in the chassis. I then moved out west to co-found a business and my life became too busy for it. so stored it it in the Midwest during this time.Finally bringing it out here about 10 years ago.Then in 2007 the 1275 cc engine was tired and needed a rebuild, o opted to restore it again. Engine came out, ar stripped to baremetal and repainted. Including engine bay, ar interior and exterior.I enclose some pictures of the restoration at that time.
Inow use this sprite occasionally in the summer months along with some of my other Britishsportscars and it runs and drives well. Like all British cars it leaks engine oil and no matter how well I try to stop it even with a new engine build the front and rear seals still drip some. I installed anearly full race 948 cc engine 3 years ago and it's fitted with a rib case transmission as the smooth case wouldn't work with the upgraded flywheel and clutch. Engine is making around 60-65 hp, which for a 948is quite good.This car is a driver and paint is in good condition but not perfect. it has couple blemishes here and there in the paint so is a driver not a concurs car. Interioris still from the first restoration in 1989, o is a little worn butstill looks good. Car has a fiberglass front bonnet fitted to save weight but I have the originalsteelbonnet that can be put back on if desired, ut it's not painted to match and needs bodywork.The new owner can negotiate that part if they want it with the car. The top bows, ide curtains, op and tonneau cover I have all go with the car if it's sold.
Equipment: 948cc recently built engine, 0-65 hp, ess than 1000 miles since installation
4 speed manual"rib case" transmission w/new clutch. Smooth case transmission wouldn't work with the upgraded clutch.
Front disc brakes off early sprite with wire wheels (stops very well much better than the stock drum brakes)
Complete new car wiring harness
Electric fuel pump
New aluminum radiator with Electric cooling fan
Windscreenis from a 1958 Sprite as I liked the full width snaps on the upper frame which gives a very classic 1950's roadster look. The top I have fits the later windscreen with less fixing snaps. So if you want to drive in the rain you'll need to buy the early top or fit a later 1959+ windscreen to the car.
Auction is BUY IS NOW format.Please have your funds available to pay promptly within the time allowed or youforfeitthe right to buy this car.Shipping is responsibility of the buyer and I'll work with them to arrange transport if needed. Deposit of $500 to hold car at auction end for the winning bidder by PayPal. Remainder due by cashiers check or cashin 7 days. I reserve the right to remove any bidders with any negative feedback at all. Also if you have less than 10 good feedbacks please email me before you bid or I may cancel your bids. Feel free to email me about any questions you might have. I've been on eBay for nearly 18 years and have an almost perfect track record for both selling and buying. Buy with confidence from a30+ yearBritish car enthusiast. Thanks for looking and Good luck!