1959 Austin Healey Sprite with Suzuki g13b engine swap 115hp rocket

Price: US $13,500.00 Item location: Roselle, Illinois, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Austin Healey
  • Model: Sprite
  • Year: 1959
  • Mileage: 10,000
  • Engine size: 1.3L Suzuki Swift G13B 115HP
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1959 Austin Healey Sprite

Well the time has come to list my lovely project for sale. I am an owner of a BMW repair shop (LukeG Workshop) and I just can not find the time to complete it. I will continue with progress and price will go up accordingly.
I can be reached at 708-465-9053 with any questions
I am a true professional and everything on this car been done in that manner. No back yard mechanic work here.
SOLID CALIFORNIA CAR WITH ZERO RUST
Engine:
Suzuki Swift GTI 1989 engine code G13B
- Replaced timing belt, water pump, tensioner/pulley.
- Replaced crankshaft gear for timing belt and woodruf key (common failure)
- Replaced spark plugs, wires, cap and rotor.
- Replaced all gaskets.
- Castrol 5w30 synthetic.
- Engine runs flawlessly as I just adjusted ignition timing and set the throttle position sensor.
Cooling:
- Custom fabricated aluminum coolant pipes.
- All aluminum radiator fitted.
- Spal electric fan.
- New thermostat.
Transmission:
- Suzuki Samurai transmission.
- New u-joint in custom length driveshaft.
- Freshly resurfaced flywheel.
- New clutch, pressure plate and throwout bearing
Exhaust:
- All tig welded stainless steel from manifold back.
- Vibrante ultra quiet straight through resonator and Vibrant standard resonator. Sounds beautiful.
- V-band flange at rear axle connection.
Fuel:
- All coated hard fuel lines throughout. Has a total of about 12" of rubber hose.
- Mercedes 190e in line fuel pump.
- BMW E36 fuel filter.
- Custom tig welded sump to stock fuel tank which then was powdercoated black.
Brakes:
- All coated hard lines.
- 4 wheel Suzuki Swift GTI disc brakes.
- Rebuilt and powdercoated calipers.
- New brake pads.
- New rotors.
- Stainless braided brake lines at calipers.
- New fluid fully bled and flushed.
Cosmetic:
- All interior/dash/folding top trim and hardware powdercoated black.
- Freshly recovered front seats.
- Brand new soft top included.
- All new lights/trim/seals etc.
- Comes with both side windows which are also powdercoated black and have new glass and felt strips. (one needs a new seal, other has a new seal)
- Previous owner did the paint and body work which is near flawless.
- Previous owner fabricated a trunk lid for the car.
- Brand new rims and tires.
- Previous owner modified the dashboard to fit the Suzuki instrument cluster.
What needs to be done...
- Interior needs finishing. It needs door panels and rest of the carpet kit. A new partial carpet kit is included.
- Electric radiator fan needs to be wired up.
- Headlights and tail lights need to be wired up (it is all mocked up, just needs the wires run)
- The only thing preventing the car from being driven is the clutch release arm on the outside of the trans needs to be replaced and I actually just ordered one.
- Fuel gauge is not functional at this time.
- Speedometer is not functional at this time.
This car should have a very strong power to weight ratio similar to modern performance cars as this engine produces more than double of the factory engine and also weighs around 200lbs less.