Austin Healey 'Bug Eye" Sprite. Clear Florida Title

Price: US $5,200.00 Item location: Panama City, Florida, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Austin Healey
  • Model: Sprite
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1959
  • Mileage: 45,600
  • VIN: AN5L 16138
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 1098
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1959 Austin Healey Sprite

Clear Florida titleshown as a 1959 car due to it having the MKI series 'bugeye' bonnet from the 1959 car with the original serial number plate.It has the iconic BugeyeSprite appearance with the upgrades ofa MKII car, (larger engine, front disk brakes, boot,wire wheels, seats) while retaining theclassic true 'roadster'appeal of having side curtains, a spartan interior, no outside door handles, front lift bonnet, etc. Including the initial restoration and up until now, a lot of work has been done to the car like a complete new brake system, new battery, interior, electric fuel pump, ignition, all filters, gaskets and more.Excellent top andok side curtains. The tonneau cover is faded butfully usable with no tears and a good zipper. Two chips on the windscreen that look like they came from a BB gun? The tach and speedometer are erratic, but for myself not a needed fix. All the other gauges work fine. A solid car with no rust issues. I have had the car on a lift and did not see any evidence of any previous rust repairs. Actually an amazing car for being 50+ years old.I purchased the car from a personwho had it for about 12 years, retired to Florida anddue to seriousillness moved back home to be near his family. He said likely he put less than 1000 total miles on it since he owned it. I did get the impressionit waspurchased itfrom the person that did afull mechanical and cosmetic restoration and has always been garaged since. Runs cool, no tailpipe smoke, excellent oil pressureand did not use any oil during the 500 + miles I put on it since driving it from The Villages in central Florida to Panama City.Owners manual and some extra filters. Please call, text or email through eBay if you have any questions. 850 276-6243. A solid and funcar to drive. I personally would not hesitate driving this car to its new home. This is a relisting with no reserve that is seriously worth more than my designated opening bid. Please watch the YouTube video.