1960 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite - No Reserve

Price: US $3,900.00 Item location: Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Austin Healey
  • Model: Sprite
  • Year: 1960
  • Mileage: 45,000
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: 1275cc
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1960 Austin Healey Sprite

This Bugeye has had just about all of the modifications that an enthusiast would want. Over $10,000 in parts and rebuilds have been invested in it.
You can easily cruise the freeway at 70 mph and accelerate in and out of traffic without a problem. With a little work and paint it will be an amazing car. Arthritis has made it difficult for me to work on it and now with pending knee replacements it's difficult to get in and out of so it’s time to pass the car on to another enthusiast. Many of the upgrades were done about 15 years ago but as a collector's car it hasn't had a lot of miles put on it. I probably haven't put 3,000 miles on it in the 5 years that I've owned it. Here’s a list of what’s on it:
Rivergate Rebuilt 1275cc Engine Upgrade Bored to 1293cc
OEM Cooper “S” cam (late)
Aluminum Head – Sports & Classics
APT 1.5 Bushed Roller Rocker
APT Adjustable Cam Belt Drive
APT Maniflow Intake Manifold
Rivergate 5-spd transmission & conversion
Speedwell Aluminum Radiator
Electric Fan with manual on/off switch
Oil Cooler
Electric fuel pump
H/P Hi-Flow Air filter with K&N Filters
Aldon Distributor + Pertronix Ignition
Nology "Hot Wire" spark plug wires. They're very heavy duty with built in ground straps to give a hotter spark.
Front disk brake conversion.
Suspension parts replaced including A-Frames
Old original lever shocks replaced with newer tube style shocks
Morriservice gear reduction starter
Moss rebuilt heater motor
Abarth Exhaust
Wood grain dash
5.5” Aluminum Wheels
Aftermarket flat steering wheel to conserve space in the cockpit
Custom Tonneau cover that fits around the roll bar - good condition
Side curtains – pretty good Plexiglas, rubber is dry rotted
Convertible top frame in good condition
Convertible top in excellent condition but rear window has yellowed some with age
Bonnet emblem is in good condition but was removed to prepare for body work
I’ve had a small amount of paint mixed to match the color that’s on the car so it will be easy to get more. Receipts are available for most of the parts and rebuilds. Included with the car are several boxes of new and used spare parts.
Rusted spots in the body shown it the photos.
The rocker panels have rust in them but they’re still strong and not sagging as indicated by the straight door seams. I coated the insides of the rocker panels with POR 15 after I got the car to stop any more rust.
The engine blows out blue smoke when it starts cold. I believe this is due to oil leaking by the valve stem seals, but don’t know for sure.
The tach works off and on, probably a loose wire.
The speedometer quit working a couple years ago
The air horns work but the horn button on the dash isn’t working. Pending surgery on my knees make it almost impossible to get up behind the dash to see what's not connected
The temp gauge doesn't work
This is a 1960 Austin Healey Sprite however it got titled many years ago in New England as a 1961. Previous owners just left it that way and there was no problem getting it titled in Virginia.
Deposit of US $1,000.00 within 48 hours of auction close.
Full payment is required within 7 days of auction close.
Shipping is the sole responsibility of the purchaser. I can put the boxes of parts inside the car when the shipper comes to get it.
I have honestly revealed all details about this vehicle to the best of my knowledge however I’m not responsible for any unknown or missed defects in this description. This is a 55 year old vehicle and is being sold as is and where is. I encourage you to come inspect the vehicle yourself or arrange for a qualified mechanic to go over it. There is no refund or warranty expressed or implied