1961 Austin Healey Bug-eye Sprite

Price: - Item location: Dallas, Texas, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Austin Healey
  • Model: Sprite
  • SubModel: Bug-Eye
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1961
  • Mileage: 35,559
  • VIN: 444490
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 948
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1961 Austin Healey Sprite

Up for auction is my rare 1961Austin Healey "Bugeye" Sprite. I have owned this car since 1970.1961 was the 4th year for the "Bugeye" and is veryrare and highly sought after. Thisisa numbers matching car with its original 948 cc enginewith smooth case transmission which makes her that more rare and sought after. She is a project car but with her heritage and rarity she is well worth the time and effort. The car is selling this week to the highest bidder and is priced way, way, waybelow current market value.If you know vintage British cars you know how rare this car is and you know she is priced to sell. Mechanically:The car was running fineup until time that the restoration was begun. Engine does spin freely and with everything put back in place I believe she should start with not much work. The brakes wheel cylinders and hoses have been replaced, along with the master cylinder and slave cylinder. The total brake system was flushed and filled with fresh fluid. New gas tank, sending unit, fuel pump and Weber down draft two barrel carburetor. New starter switch, hood medallion,lightlen, bulbs. New gas ca, muffler, tail pipe, spin on oil filter adaptor, wood steering wheel, wood shift knob with crest, wiper blades, heater knob. New battery and battery cables. Over $2,500.00 of new parts added in the last 90 days. Exterior:The car is remarkably straight but does need restoration. The front hood as you can see is in near perfect condition with no visible signs of repairs, light rustseveral places on car.Original front grill and original sidecurtains / door windows. Interior:Original dash withnew wood steering wheel and original "Smith" brand gauges/need new glass. As seen in the photos the originalseats, seat pans and rails come with the auction. Spare tire and jack come with the car. Underbody:I really can't get under the car but from what I see she looks pretty darn good for anearly 60year old car in my opinion. Yes the floors have some rust startingthe photos.As you can seen in the photos she sits perfectly on the ground with no leaning or sagging issues. Top:Car comes with an original soft top frame only. Does need the plastic and rubber seals replaced in the side curtains, Come with new tonneau cover.

On Dec-24-16 at 10:00:52 PST, seller added the following information: