Sprite cover

Auction Ended:

Friday, 29 April, 2022 - 18:00

Lot Status:

Sold

1959 Austin-Healey Frog-Eye Sprite

Road-registered race car with complete spare engine.

Running a 7-port crossflow head with roller rockers that drives the rear wheels through a Mazda 5-speed gearbox. Disc brakes and a dual braking set-up handle the stopping - pipes and fittings in very good condition.

Very tidy engine bay highlighted by some custom fabricated radiator header tank and aluminium catch tank and the electric fuel pump that feeds a pair of Weber 40 carburettors. The rebuilt steering system combines with the likes of fresh suspension bushes and shock absorbers to keep all four Dunlop semi-slick-clad 13-inch Minilite-style alloy wheels on the black stuff.

Attention to detail and carful set-up mean that the feedback to the tasteful leather-rimmed steering wheel is a treat and this, combined with the trick engine, make for a more than decent 1950s British sports car track toy.

Add in the road-registered papers and it is ripe for some special-stage road rally-type events - tuck in behind the aero-screens and go!

Available to view by appointment in Cape Town.

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  • A buyer's premium of 5% (which includes VAT) for cars and bikes applies.
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Lot Status


Sold

Quick Facts


Reference: LOT-000216
Seller: Private
Year: 1959
Manufacturer: Austin-Healey
Model: Frog-Eye Sprite
Derivative: -
Service History: -
Mileage: 100,000 Km
Engine Size: 1,330
Engine Type: AUSTIN A SERIES
Fuel Type: High octane
Transmission: 5 Manual
Layout: CROSS FLOW NEW WEBER 40s, roller rockers
Power Output: 120 BHP
Exterior: Yellow
Interior: Black

Photo Gallery

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Bidding

Bidding Information - 1959 Austin-Healey Frog-Eye Sprite

Estimated Price Range:

R 185,000.00 - R 195,000.00

Lot Status:

Sold

Total Bids:

1

Time Left:

Closed

Start Date:

Thursday, 28 April, 2022 - 08:00

End Date:

Friday, 29 April, 2022 - 18:00


Comments

PRO-000041
PRO-000041
3 weeks ago

Vin number please ?


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PRO-000041
PRO-000041
3 weeks ago

Copy of RC1 please


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