1959 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite. Fresh restoration. Excellent! See VIDEO 1959 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite. Fresh restoration. Excellent! See VIDEO Click image to enlarge
Description 1959 Austin Healey Sprite
Listed on behalf of Monte Shelton.
Located in PORTLAND, OREGON.
This 1959 Austin Healey Sprite underwent a multi-year restoration that was just recently completed. Everything was done to make this a great looking, running and driving Sprite.
Body was stripped and repainted in white with a red painted stripe. The finish is excellent with a deep shine. Plating and trim was polished. The interior was replaced with upholstery provided by Moss Motors, including seats, door panels, carpets, dashboard, new correct top and side curtains. All were beautifully installed by Guy's Interior Restorations of Portland, well-known for show-quality work. Windshield glass was also replaced. Tachometer and speedometer were rebuilt and register accurately, as do all of the gauges.
Mechanically, this Sprite is excellent. The original 948 cc A-series inline-four engine was over-bored by 0.04 and fully rebuilt. Recently, Jet Motors of Portland converted the intake to a new single 1.75″ SU HIF44 carburetor using an alloy manifold and new throttle cable. A PerTronix Flame Thrower distributor was fitted with Ignitor II electronic conversion which connects to a Flame Thrower HV 60 ignition coil. New NGK spark plugs and new wires were installed. The 4-speed manual gearbox was rebuilt in September 2018 with new a new first gear, synchromesh, bearings, and gaskets. Brakes and suspension were also rebuilt. Wheels were fitted with new radial tires all around.
PLEASE SEE PHOTOS AND VIDEO.
Since completion, this Sprite has seen limited use. In fact, the engine is so fresh that it could still use breaking-in by the new owner. I have personally driven this car. It runs and drives without fault. Runs smoothly, shifts crisply and stops quickly. All-around, a beautifully restored Sprite that is ready to go anywhere. All restoration receipts and photos will be included.
A realistic reserve has been placed on this car in keeping with its quality. Please bid accordingly.
WE WILL HAPPILY SELL TO BIDDERS WORLDWIDE AND CAN ASSIST WITH SHIPPING ANYWHERE.
Thanks for looking and GOOD LUCK!
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  Click on photos below to enlarge details. 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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Used Year: 1959
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): AN5L19888 Mileage: 75475
Interior Color: Red Make: Austin Healey
Number of Cylinders: 4 Model: Sprite
Transmission: Manual Trim: - Fresh Restoration. Excellent! See VIDEO
Body Type: Convertible Engine: 948 Iinline 4
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty Drive Type: RWD
Vehicle Title: Clear Fuel Type: Gasoline
Sub Model: - Fresh Restoration. Excellent! See VIDEO. For Sale By: Dealer
Exterior Color: White Drive Side: Left-hand drive

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