PLEASE SEE FULL ITEM DESCRIPTION FOR 24 PHOTOS, VIDEO AND DETAILS. 1959 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite. FABULOUS RESTORATION. See VIDEO. 1959 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite. FABULOUS RESTORATION. See VIDEO. Click image to enlarge
Description 1959 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite
Listed in behalf of Monte Shelton.
This 1959 Sprite recently underwent a full restoration to an extremely high level. Rebuilt 1275 cc OHV 4 cylinder engine. Alternator conversion. Spin-on full-flow oil filter. Rebuilt SU carburetors. Polished valve cover. New water pump. New radiator and hoses. Rebuilt Ribcase 4-speed manual transmission. Shifts crisply. New exhaust with header and new mufflers. New gas tank and fuel lines. New front and rear wiring harness. New radial tires wrap new correct Healey hubcaps. Front disc brake conversion including calipers and pads, all-new hard brake lines and hoses. New master cylinder to match the disc brake conversion. Spindles rebuilt by Apple Hydraulics. New front sway bar and bushings. New headlights, turn signal lights and rear brake LED conversion. New rear bumpers. All work was done by Healey experts who know what it takes to make these cars work right - and this one does.
The laser-straight body was stripped to bare metal and repainted in correct Ocean Blue metallic color. Polished to a deep shine. All chrome and trim was replated to show quality. New, correct interior with leather upholstery and dashboard. All new switches. Gauges rebuilt. New windshield glass and rubber gaskets. New wiper arms and water jets. New wood steering wheel. New wood shift knob. New vent hoses. New soft top with crystal clear rear window. (The top has never been lowered since installation and is as-new.) Correct new Lucite sliding side window inserts. New reproduction Lucas driving lights. New door handles and striker plates. Plus many other items too numerous to mention. Please see photos.
It has seen only limited use since completion of the restoration. I have personally driven this car and it runs, drives and handles exceptionally well.  The current owner, who was formerly the British Motor Cars dealer here in Portland for over 40 years and remembers these cars when they were new, also says this one drives better than new. Please see video.
There is little to add. If you're looking for an exceptionally restored Bugeye Sprite for Healey Club events and tours or just a fun drive in the country, this is is a great one. A reserve has been placed on this car in keeping with its quality. It could not be restored to this level for the reserve price. Please bid accordingly.
Thanks for looking and GOOD LUCK!
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  Click on the photos below to enlarge the detail. Payment We gladly sell to buyers WORLDWIDE. Winning bidder please contact us within 24 hours of auction close. A deposit of $2000 is due via PayPal at that time. Vehicle deposits are non-refundable, per PayPal and policy. Balance due in certified U.S. funds via bank wire transfer within 7 days of auction close. We do not accept overseas bank drafts or cashier's checks. Vehicle has a clear title and is being sold by the owner, with our assistance. Please call David at 503-309-7729 between 9am and 9pm Pacific Time with any questions. Thank you. Shipping Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer and not included in the auction price. Vehicle must be picked up within 14 days of payment, unless other arrangements have been made. Note that vehicle will be shipping from the Portland, Oregon area (Northwest coast of the U.S. between Seattle and San Francisco) with easy access to interstate highways (I-5: north-south, and I-84 east). We will gladly assist your carrier with loading. Terms of Sale Please ask all questions before bidding. Your personal inspection is invited before the close of the auction. Only you know if the vehicle is right for you. All descriptions are based upon information provided by the seller and our own personal inspection of the vehicle. Obviously, with any collector vehicle there are internal areas that cannot be inspected, but the description is based upon the seller's representations and our observation of the vehicle. For that reason, the vehicle in this listing is being sold as-is with no warranties of any kind expressed or implied. Mileage listed is that showing on the odometer and unless otherwise noted, cannot be verified due to the age of the vehicle. Mileage of vehicles over 10 years old is considered exempt by the State of Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles. By participating in this auction, the bidder agrees to these terms. About Us Charvet Classic Cars assists sellers (all of whom are my personal friends) to find new appreciative homes for their special vehicles. I personally inspect each vehicle. I take the photographs and videos personally. It allows me to represent the vehicle accurately and answer any questions you may have about it. I have been an seller with 100% positive feedback since 1998, and involved with classic cars for many years. I like these cars as much as you do! If you e-mail or call with questions, you will receive my personal attention and knowledge to help you make an informed decision. State of Oregon Dealer #DA4114. Licensed. Bonded. Insured. Thank you - David Charvet
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“Full restoration to an extremely high level.”
Year: 1959 VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): AN5L18008
Mileage: 79,687 Number of Cylinders: 4
Make: Austin Healey Transmission: Manual
Model: Sprite Body Type: Convertible
Trim: FABULOUS RESTORATION. See VIDEO Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Engine: 1270 cc OHV 4 Vehicle Title: Clear
Drive Type: RWD Options: Convertible, Leather Seats
Fuel Type: Gasoline Sub Model: FABULOUS RESTORATION! See VIDEO
For Sale By: Dealer Exterior Color: Ocean Blue
Drive Side: Left-hand drive Interior Color: Black