1959 Ashley-Healey "Sebring" Sprite--significant racing history SCCA--Joe Kelly

Price: US $17,000.00 Item location: Lebanon, Missouri, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Austin-Healey
  • Model: Sprite
  • Trim: Ashley Lightweight body and top
  • Year: 1959
  • Mileage: 25,119
  • VIN: AN5L9195
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: austin
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1959 Austin-Healey Sprite Ashley Lightweight body and top

You are looking at a 1959 Austin-Healey Sprite that has been upfitted with the Ashley Lightweight body kit, a roll cage, and everything you need to go SCCA racing.
Joe Kelly purchased this car in 1965, and upgraded it for racing. Kelly was a very successful Porsche racer, and won several Championships, and at least one SCCA HP National Championship.
The car was built with the Ashley Lightweight Body kit including the front "bonnet" (no bugeyes!) and the light weight hardtop. It has a roll cage, racing type seat belts, special aluminum American Racing Lemans wheels, and new Pirelli tires.
It was restored around 2007, and has not been raced since that time. It has spent the last few years in a private collection of very rare and unique automobiles.
It comes with a variety of extra parts, including the wind wings, and a big box full of documentation and receipts from the 60's on up.
If you are looking to get started in racing, this is an inexpensive place to start. It would also be superb for that special son, daughter, or wife that wants to play as well.
It is not perfect, and will need some love and caring to put it back on the track. Most everything functions, but you should plan on a full sorting before you go far. It runs and drives fine. No smoke. Decent brakes. The radio looks original but does not work. The horn did not work when I drove it last week. It IS guaranteed to make you feel like a kid!
I reserve the right to end the auction at any time, and I reserve the right to NOT sell it to someone that won't love it for what it is.