Skyway Classics John Hayes (727) 688-1148 1800 14th Ave E Palmetto Florida 34221 1960 Austin-Healey Bug Eye Vehicle Information VIN: 21933 Stock: 199-FL Mileage: 78,980 Color: Yellow Trans: 4 Speed Manual Engine: 1275 CC MPG: Drivetrain: Description History
In 1958, England's Austin-Healey sports car company launched its tiny Bugeye Sprite, for the sports car world, it was a newsworthy launch.
Austin-Healey was then known for its larger, high-powered sports cars, the Big Healeys, as they'd be referred to in relation to the little Sprite.
Why This Car Is Special
The Austin-Healey Sprite like we have at Skyway Classics, was affordable and simplistic, the Sprite was a step between a diminutive 750cc Berkeley and a 1.5-liter MGA. With a 948cc engine producing around 48 hp, the Sprite was adequately quick for a car of its class.
But it wasn't just about speed. It was about building an honest-to-goodness sports car that anyone with a decent job could afford to buy, drive to work on weekdays, and then race at the track on weekends. It was cheap at $1795 and simple to work on. Its clamshell hood allowed easy access to the engine and just about every other component forward of the cabin.
The car drives wonderfully, with its 57.8 cu in/948cc OHV I-4 engine with 2Ã—2-bbl carburetors. The power and torque are 55 hp @ 5800 rpm, 59 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm. It is shifted by a 4-speed manual, with the suspension has control arms, coil springs, anti-roll bar, with leaf springs.
The engine looks stock and the inline 4 cylinder is mated to a four speed transmission. Brakes are the original drum set-up that has been replaced.
The performance was 0-60 mph: 14.2 sec, quarter mile: 20.0 sec @ 69 mph, as tested by Road & Track Magazine back in August 1960.
The black vinyl interior looks pretty much factory stock with the addition of a custom steering wheel, some performance gauges, newer carpet and door panels, and custom trim.
This 1960 Austin Healey Sprite we have at Skyway Classics is known affectionately as the Bugeye due to its unique headlamp fairings. Motor enthusiasts and critics alike loved the looks and handling, and you will love the bright yellow paint on great body panels. The Sprite rides on custom 4-spoke black mag wheels and performance tires.
If you the buyer of this car is looking for a close-to-stock Bugeye then this one makes great sense. Park this in your garage for great fun anytime!
So give us a call at 941-254-6608.
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Us Options and Standard Features Basic Information Stock Number: 199-FL VIN Number: 21933 Make: Austin-Healey Model: Sprite Model Year: 1960 Interior Color: Black Exterior Color: Yellow Body Type: Convertible Engine Engine Description: 1275 CC Fuel Type: Unknown DriveTrain Transmission: 4 Speed Manual Apply Now Secure Credit Application Applying for a vehicle loan online is one of the quickest and easiest application methods. Our secure application is easy to complete, all you need are a few personal and employment details. Similar Vehicles Check out similar vehicles in our inventory. View Inventory Contact Skyway Classics 1800 14th Ave E Palmetto Florida 34221 View Map Ask for:John Hayes Contact: Contact Us Primary Phone:(727) 688-1148 Terms Placing a Bid: Your bid constitutes a legally binding contract to purchase this vehicle. Please do not bid if you're not seriously interested or financially able to purchase this vehicle. Please read eBay's User Agreement Skyway Classics reserves the right to, Obtain and verify the registered information of all users who bid on this auction. Cancel any and all bids at our discretion, or end the auction early if necessary. Bidders Age: You must be 18 years of age or older to Bid. Special Bid Retraction Rules: Please read eBay's Retracting a Bid If you place a bid before the last 12-hour period of the auction: You may retract that bid before that last 12-hour period but only for exceptional circumstances. You will not be allowed to retract that bid during the last 12-hour period of the auction. If you place a bid during the last 12-hour period of the auction: You will be allowed to retract the bid for exceptional circumstances but only if you do so within one hour after placing the bid. Funds & Financing: For help in arranging for a Pre-Approved loan or for any questions please e-mail or phone John at
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|VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):||21933||Mileage:||78980|
|For Sale By:||Dealer||Engine:||1275 CC|
|Manufacturer Interior Color:||Black||Manufacturer Exterior Color:||Yellow|
|Exterior Color:||Yellow||Number of Doors:||2 Doors|