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1959 Austin Healey Sprite (Bug Eye)

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  • Make: Austin Healey
  • Model: Sprite
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1959
  • Mileage: 31,330
  • VIN: AN5L11265
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: Original Four Cylinder
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual 4speed
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Eden, Utah, United States

Description

1959 Austin Healey Sprite (Bug Eye or Frog Eye). This is a good running 1959 Sprite. It was restored several years ago, but it has been garage kept and is invery good condition. Please look closely at all of the photos. This is a very nice, good running, Sprite, but it is not perfect. I want the new owner to know exactly what they are getting.With this in mind, I point out the good and bad in the interior, body, and drivetrain. I complete set of original "AH" hubcaps come with the Sprite. A lot of restoration receipts included. First this is a car you can drive and use. It starts easily and runs good. It has the quick response Austin Healey Sprites are know for. The Body: There is no rust on the car that I can find. I been under and over the car and there is no rust to be found. The paint looks good, but needs work to be showquality. The Sprite was originally red, but was painted blue during the restoration. The paint, over-all, is pretty good, but there is cracking in the rear around the truck and taillight on the driver's side. Please look closely at the photos. There is a small crack on the passenger's side of the windshield. The Interior: The interior is in very good to excellent condition. It has excellent carpers, the seat are not torn or ripped, and the door panels are good. The dash need a good cleaning and some of the gauges don't function. The Drivetrain: The engine starts easily and sounds good. The Sprite has plenty of power and is fun to drive. The transmission shifts smoothly and firmly through all four forward gears, but the reverse gear pops out and needs linkage adjustment. The lights work. The emergency brake works, but the ratchet mechanism doesn't functioncorrectly. Like a lot of British cars it has an oil leak - not serious, but annoying. The tires are in very good condition and have a lot of miles left on them. It is missing the spare tire. I've nit picked the Sprite, but as I said, I want the new owner to know what they are getting. My phone number is (801) 745-5835. If you have any questions about my Sprite, please give me a call. I will gladly assist the shipper you select in shipping the Sprite anywhere in the world. If you have fewer than fivepositive feedbacks in your Ebay score, please give me a call before bidding. I want this to be a good, straightforward, auction. Good luck bidding, and I hope this works out well for both of us.Bob (4142Bev)