Austin Healey Sprite Mk1 the Best Frogeye in the World……….Probably! (822VMU)
Austin Healey Sprite Mk1, 1959, full nut and bolt restoration to exacting standards by its owner of 30 years over a lengthy period completing in 2012, some 360 hours were expended on the professional coachwork alone in addition to the countless hours of mechanical, interior and detailing, all the car’s mechanical and electrical components were either restored or replaced – to the original specification wherever possible. The 948cc A-Series engine was rebored and equipped with new pistons, reground crankshaft, new bearings, standard specification camshaft, timing chain and sprockets, rocker shaft, oil and water pumps. A matching numbers example with British Motor Heritage certificate, the only diversions from standard specifications comprised the common and popular: fitting of the improved cylinder head type 12G295; replacement of the original SU carburettors with 1.25-inch ones; installation of the superior ‘ribbed’ gearbox driving through a 1098cc type flywheel and clutch assembly, the original seats and interior trim were all reupholstered in Navy Blue vinyl and a replacement hood made to match. All five original steel wheels are fitted with new Continental tyres, delightful Iris Blue coachwork, fully detailed engine compartment with body coloured underside, little miles completed since rebuild, bespoke colour-matched storage bag for the sidescreens, BMC toolkit, original jack, driver’s handbook, photographic records of various restoration stages and a substantial file of invoices, drives absolutely delightfully, unique opportunity,
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