Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite 1959

1959 Austin Healey Sprite

Make: Austin Healey
Model: Sprite
Year: 1959
Mileage: 55,000
VIN: AN5L18008
Color: Blue
Engine: 1275
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Blak
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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Up for Auction 1959 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite AN5L18008 Many hours of time and parts in putting this car back together. Here's the story.. I purchased this car as a shell where the previous owner had completed the body work some 10 years ago. The car appears to be rust free but suffered a small fender bender some years ago. The drivers side rear quarter above the tail light was damaged. The previous owner repaired the damaged quarter with filler and smoothed out the fender beading. Also, the rear tag light was deleted and smoothed with body filler. the repair work is showing it's age and would need to be addressed if you are looking for a perfect body car. Otherwise, it's a presentable driver quality with minor chips that have been touched up. Again, I want to be clear on condition of the body as it's not perfect. Now for the good news.. Rebuilt 1275 engine with alternator conversion, spin on oil filter, SU carbs rebuilt by Rocky Mountain Roadsters, polished valve cover, new water pump, new radiator and hoses, new exhaust with header and new mufflers. New gas take and fuel lines. new front and rear wiring harness, front disc brake conversion, spindles rebuilt by AppleHydraulics, New front sway bar and bushings, new tires, wheel bearings, brake calipers and pads, all new hard brake lines and hoses, new master cylinder to match disc brake conversion. New headlights, turn signal lights and rear led brake light conversion. new rear bumpers.Polished all interior aluminumtrim and windshield frame. New windshield glass and rubbers gaskets. New wiper arms and water jets. Interior- Dynamat interior, new carpet and rear trunk mat. Seats and dash professionally reupholsteredlocally. New wood steering wheel. All gauges and switches refurbished or purchasednew. New wood shift knob and vent hoses.New tire hold down strap, tool kit pouch. New tonneau cover and interior mirror. New reproduction Lucas driving lights. New door handles and strike plates.New sebring style gas filler neck and flip cap. Many boxes of other parts and pieces not installed. Too many to list...-The transmission in the car slips out of first gear. I recently purchased a rebuilt Ribcase transmission for $1500 that will need to be installed. The car does run and drive, but needs sorted out. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions.Thanks and happy bidding!