1961 Austin Healey Frog
miles recorded upon the odometer believed correct. Long term owner
over 39 years. Finished in its correct Speedwell blue with
contrasting blue interior piped cream, exceptionally nice condition
having been restored in the early 1990s. New inner wheel arches, new
outer rear wings. New inner/outer sills, new lower bonnet front
valance, new front wheel arches, new petrol tank and pipes, new
brake pipes and cylinders, new kingpins bushes shockers, wishbones.
Recon radiator, gearbox recon by specialist, carbs o/hauled, new
exhaust system, new hood. Serviced and maintained superbly. Known
history, 1st owner was a Doctor who bought the Sprite new in 1961,
2nd owner 1966 a friend of the former owner, 1978 to 2017 former
keeper. Recent new rear leaf springs and service and it drives
superbly. A Donald Healey design aimed to capture the popular sports
car market of the day. Launched in 1958 and cost £669.00. It used a
tuned 948cc OHV motor borrowed from the Austin A35 and it put out 43
BHP helped by Twin SU carburetors. Independent front suspension,
semi elliptic rear leaf springs and rack and pinion steering made it
handle and driver very well. Production ended in 1961 and the MK2
Sprite was launched which also shared the MG Midget badge. A classic
British sports car with bags of charm and its ready to enjoy.
Supplied with: V5C, supporting history and MOT for 1 year at point
of sale if required. Delivery arranged.