1964 Austin Healey Sprite Mk2 Mk II vintage convertible classic sports car
- Condition: Used
- Make: Austin Healey
- Model: Sprite
- Year: 1964
- Mileage: 95,624
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1964 Austin Healey Sprite
Austin Healey Sprite Mk II, 1964
Great little classic sports car
at bargain price
A real find in an inexpensive collector's sports car. Last owned by enthusiastic Healey Club magazine editor. Looks, runs, and drives wonderfully.
Excellent floor pan/chassis, no visible rust. Excellent body, what appears to be mostly original paint (with a few spots with paint blended in). Excellent engine: 155-175 psi compression in every cylinder, 60 psi oil pressure when warm, zero smoke cold or hot. SU carbs seem perfectly tuned, starts instantly, idles well, accelerates briskly, doesn't miss a beat.
Transmission works well but is a bit noisier in first gear than average (ALL Sprite transmissions are fairly loud in 1st due to being a straight cut gear). The consensus of expert opinion is that if not 'pounded on,' it could last for years. Other gears are quiet, good synchromesh, doesn't pop out of gear. Since it works well, couldn't see replacing it. But, just in case, am having an identical transmission professionally rebuilt and will include it with the sale. Giving the next owner the option of simply keeping it 'in case,' selling it (worth over $1,000), or swapping it with the current unit (smart move).
The rest: seats and carpets are new, top and tonneau are both very good as are the side curtains and top frame, has new seat belts, new shocks, all original gauges work as do wipers, all lights, horn, turn signals, wiring harness doesn't appear to have been mucked up, engine is clean, and gives no sign of oil leaks. Exhaust is quiet, tires are near new, all original chrome is very good, engine bay and trunk are very clean, has spare wheel/tire, jack and lug wrench. And am including a full workshop manual.
Dashboard padding/trim is pretty close to perfect (remember, this IS a 52 year old car), even has its original radio.
And as an Austin Healey, even amongst the least expensive of the marque, it is a genuine collector's sports car capable of giving many years of reliable use. AND, quick shifting, precise steering, excellent throttle response, sure braking, and real classic style.
I put a very low 'buy it now' price especially when you consider the included freshly rebuilt transmission, the very good weather equipment, new interior, excellent floor and body, very presentable paint and chrome (no pitting or peeling), and the driving experiences a new owner can have enjoying winding back roads. Spring is here and why not have fun?
Car is available for immediate sale and is listed in various publications. Upon sale, we require a $1,000 deposit within 48 hours and full payment within seven days. Car is sold ‘as is’ and will be supplied with full legal paperwork needed for registration. We can store the car for as long as a customer needs and arrange transportation anywhere in the world. We have done our very best to offer an accurate representation of this car, done a compression check, supplied photos from every possible angle, etc. If you have any questions, call at(203) 377 6746 between 10am-5pm EST, weekdays, or 10-2 on Saturday.Thanks for looking and good luck.