Freshly restored Frogeye Sprite- no expense spared
- Condition: Used
- Make: Austin Healey
- Model: Sprite
- Trim: Roadster
- Year: 1960
- Mileage: 55,600
- Color: Old English White
- Engine size: 1275
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: Rear wheel drive
- Interior color: Red w/ white piping
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1960 Austin Healey SpriteAre you still hankering for a clean and well sorted Bugeye?
This Sprite has been given a thorough restoration with appropriate upgrades to engine and brakes- with an attention to detail that must be seen.
Highlights: New floor panels welded in, xterior body panels taken to bare metal, repared, rimed, nd painted Old English White. Interior re-upholstered in deep red vinyl with white piping on seats, ith carpets to compliment seats (interior kits from UK). Dashboard rebuilt with original instruments and controls cleaned, efitted, nd functional. Original 948cc engine replaced with freshly rebuilt 1275cc engine. Less than 250 miles on completed restoration and 1275 engine installation. The original 43 hp 948cc engine, hich runs smoothly and has excellent compression, ill be available to the buyer free of charge. New clutch kit, ebuilt ribcase gearbox. Front suspension rebuilt and fitted with MKII disc brakes. Rear axle housing removed, leaned, ainted, nd fitted with 3.7:1 final drive, KII drum brakes, nd competition axle shafts. Hydraulic system (brakes and clutch) rebuilt with all new components- new 0.75" bore master brake/clutch cylinder, unifer hard lines throughout with stainless steel flex lines. Minilite style (Minator) 13 x 5 alloy wheels (5), ew Michelin 175-70-13 tires New black vinyl soft top, ew steel folding bows, erviceable black tonneau cover. New side curtains, ncluding hardware (UK). New custom California Car Cover weather proof car cover. New MKI interior mirror and bullet style left door mirror. Original jack and tools in pouch. Ride height adjusted for appearance and improved handling.
New wiring loom, ight fixtures, amps, nd new headlight bezels.
New rubber seals, tops, nd grommets throughout.
Seats disassembled, edia blasted, nd painted. New seat foams and squabs. Alloy seat buckets.
Panels, rim, nd seats matching deep red vinyl with white piping on seats (kit from UK).
Dashboard and cockpit coaming covered with deep red vinyl to match seats and trim (kit from UK).
Dark red vinyl transom covering, ide panels in boot.
Red carpets under seats and over tunnel, ubber mats in footwells. (footwell carpets come with car).
Instruments cleaned and fitted with new seals.
All original controls fitted and functional.
Original MKI steering wheel in excellent condition, nd wood rimmed Motolita-style wheel.
Polished stainless steel heater vent doors.
New Sprite badging- front and rear
New chrome grill (UK)
New fuel tank (interior coated with POR tank sealant).
Rebuilt heater blower assembly and ducting.
Stainless steel fasteners throughout.
Media blasted to bare steel, reated, owder coated, r primed and painted.
Polyurethane inner lower A-arms and upper trunnion bushings.
New lower A-arm inner bushing bolts and outer fulcrum bolts.
MKII kingpins, pindles, olt on hubs, nd disc rotors.
Timken roller bearings with spacers shimmed and axle nut torqued to factory specification.
MK II brake calipers rebuilt with stainless steel pistons. Stainless steel hoses. EBC Greenstuff pads.
Silicone steering rack gaiters.
Stock front springs, an lowered with alloy 5/8" spacers.
5/8" anti-sway bar, ith new stock links, nd polyurethane chassis mount bushings.
Front damper oil flushed and replaced.
MKI axle housing removed, leaned, nd painted.
MKII drum brakes fitted with new slave cylinders with speed bleeders, ardware, nd brake shoes.
MKII brake backing plates trimmed for MK II wheel hubs. Stainless steel brake hose.
New Huffaker Engineering competition rear axles.
New outer axle bearings and seals.
3.7:1 crown wheel/pinion gears, alloy case cleaned and clear-coated, ew pinion seal.
Stainless steel e-brake rods and fasteners.
Tube type dampers with brackets.
New quarter elliptic springs, djusted for ride height.
Red Line 75-90 synthetic lube.
1275 cc Sprite Series A with +0.040" 7cc dished AE/Nural pistons.
Pierce Manifolds alloy 5-port head with stock intake/exhaust valves, nd stock valve train.
Competition head gasket, ilicone valve cover gasket and bushes. Silicone bypass hose, tainless steel clamps.
Cam reground to mild street profile and lifters resurfaced (by DeLong Cams).
Compression ratio 10.3:1. Runs well on ethanol-free 89 octane gasoline.
New Tri-metal bearings (mains and rods), ew cam and crankshaft thrust washers.
New alloy rear engine plate.
ARP bolts/studs (mains, ods, ead, nd flywheel).
Center main cap strapped.
New Iwis double row timing chain.
New water pump, ew star drive oil pump.
Gerard's lip style rear main seal.
Lower end balanced.
Spin-on oil filter - Mahle OC21.
Distributor rebuilt by Advanced Distributors- advance curve to match cam. Champion RA8HC plugs.
New long center branch exhaust manifold with 1.5' exhaust pipe- Cherry Bomb silencer from UK.
Rebuilt SU HS2 carbs with Cooper MKI style pancake air filters.
New Fidanza alloy flywheel, ith new Borg & Beck clutch and disc. New release bearing and clips.
Braided stainless steel remote clutch slave cylinder hose and speed bleeder.
Original style downflow radiator with kevlar hoses, tainless steel clamps.
Valvoline VR-1 20-50 wt engine oil.
Rebuilt ribcase with Moss first motion shaft lip-type oil seal, ew rear seal, nd gaskets.
New laygear and layshaft.
New synchro rings and bearings.
New rear gearbox mounts.
Valvoline VR-1 20-50 wt lube.Note:
This is a vintage vehicle, nd a certain amount of knowledge of classic cars and auto mechanics is advised. Please note that no sales are final until full payment has been made and a sales contract has been signed by both parties.This vehicle is USED and sold AS IS and WHERE IS. You are encouraged to inspect the vehicle yourself or arrange for a qualified mechanic to inspect it for you.There are no Refunds or Warranty expressed or implied. The details of restoration have been described to the best of the seller's knowledge. Any and all insurance, axes, egistration, mog requirements, ssues at the Buyer's DMV, nd shipping, re also the responsibility of the buyer.