Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite 1959 95% all original California car solid 100%

Price: US $9,000.00 Item location: Vista, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Austin Healey
  • Model: Sprite
  • Year: 1959
  • Mileage: 86,234
  • VIN: AN5L 8529
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 1275
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Drive type: 4 speed
  • Interior color: black with red trim
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1959 Austin Healey Sprite

Hollywood is the appropriate name for this wonderfully glamorous red Bugeye! It came to San Francisco in 1959 and spent over 20 years in Pebble Beach on the Monterey Peninsula. After sitting dormant for a number of years it was put up for sale and an adventurous man who recently moved from Chicago to Hollywood bought it. He asked the original owner if he thought it would make the trip back to Los Angeles area, he owner said "don't know why not, t runs great". So south he went along the scenic coastal Hwy 101 and eventually ended in Hollywood.

Hollywood, he Bugeye is a remarkable car it is solid and unmolested the floors are and fenders look great Its so nice to be able to use factory holes and nuts that are attached to the underside of the car when attaching the seats for example. Underneath the grime on the frame the red factory paint is still there! In the back behind the seats there is the original body numbers! The Motorola radio comes with the car, ee photo of the dash with the radio dial. The current running gear on the car is a strong running 1275cc motor matched with a ribcage 4 speed transmission, owever since so much of this car is original and straight I am also including the original running 948 motor and carbs and the original smooth case transmission. The paint is not perfect, t has minor blemishes but ti shines up great and makes for a fantastic driver. The original color of the car was Cherry red which is very close to the color it is painted now.

I took photos of the floors and trunk area and will take more of the frame. It all is solid and has not been repaired as far as I can tell.

It comes with the following:

Original 948 motor, uns fine but leaks oil

Original 1 1/8 inch SU carbs with original air cleaners

Original smooth case transmission

Convertible top and bows

Tonneau cover

White hard top

Side windows

Original Motorola AM Radio

1275 motor (installed) with 1 1/4 inch SU carbs and velocity stacks

Ribcase transmission (installed)

New interior panels, arpet and seats

It has been painted years ago and has some flaws

Originally Cherry red

If interested call or email me to get more photos