1961 Austin Healey

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1961 Austin Healey Frog Eye Sprite

56,000 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.
 

PRICE: 21,750

DELIVERY AND SHIPPING CAN BE ARRANGED - ALL VEHICLES SOLD SERVICED AND WITH NEW MOT

NOTE
Although we take great care to describe our vehicles accurately and present them correctly with valid MOT.
No warranty is given or implied with his vehicle . An Independent Engineers Report can be supplied with this
vehicle prior to the full balance price being paid. If the Independent Engineers Report shows the vehicle to
have serious mechanical and structural defects at the time of sale any deposit taken will be refunded in full.
 

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