Attention British Car enthusiasts! Looking for a new home for this great Austin Healey Sprite!
Up for auction is a very rare 1962 Austin Healey Sprite garage find. This Sprite was originally Robins Egg Blue. True survivor example. Has seen very little use over the years and is ready for a new owner to make it a fun weekend driver again. Being sold with a very low reserve that will make it affordable for the enthusiast on a limited budget.
Originally from Colorado, and was always used on nice days.
A wonderful opportunity for the British Car enthusiast that is looking for a great restoration opportunity at low price. Has a great body which makes it an easy restoration since rust repair is the most expensive part of a restoration and is something that most enthusiasts cannot do themselves. This Sprite needs some mechanical work which is easy to do since they are beyond simple to work on. Parts are cheap and easy to find.
ULTRA RARE EARLY PRODUCTION SPRITE. A TRUE APPRECIATING CLASSIC AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE!
This Austin Healey has been garage stored for many years and has a solid rust free body that came from Colorado!
Vin number: HAN7L36447
Engine: 4 Cylinder 1100 cc
Transmission: 4 Speed
Mileage: 50,000 - actual miles unknown
Title: Clear Michigan Title
** I will be adding more pictures within the next few days.**
The Austin Healey is being sold in as is condition with no warranties expressed or implied.
* *please have your funds in order prior to placing a bid* *
The Sprite had been owned by a long time British Car enthusiast that had used the Sprite back in the day. It had been used sparingly over the years and has spent the last 10-15 years not being used.
Mechanically the Healey starts and runs and stops but will still need some work to be a reliable driver. Unfortunately the project has been stalled due to some unexpected storage issues and must be sold immediately. Some work has already been started on the Sprite which includes the following:
1. New Dual Master Cylinder for brakes and clutch.2. New Slave Cylinder.3. New Tie Rod Ends - Needs alignment.4. New Front Brake Hoses.5. New Rear Brake Hoses.6. New Trunion Bushings.7. New Steering Rack Boots.8. New Clutch Pipe.9. New Clevis Pins.
The carbs have been cleaned and seem to working as they should however it seems to be idling high. It does start easily at the pull of the choke! The engine shows strong oil pressure. The engine runs good however it is a bit noisy. I would think a valve adjustment would be in order. The brakes have been bled, however I think the rear drums need to be adjusted because the brakes seem to drag slightly. Clutch works fine. Transmission is in good shape and shifts through all of the gears with no noise or whine when driving around the block. Front end rebuild has been started, however more work will be needed including a front end alignment. Cooling system is good and the car does not overheat or leak. Charging system is fine and has a good battery.
The Interior is in good condition and shows very little wear. The carpet is in good condition. The door panels are in nice shape. The dash is in good original condition as shown in the pictures. The speedometer/odometer is not working and the Speedo needle has fallen off. The estimated mileage is around 50K. It does have a working period style radio. A toggle switch replaced the ignition switch many years ago. The Sprite has the original seats which are in nice condition. Overall the interior looks very good.
The body is remarkably rust free as shown in the pictures. This includes the rocker panels, A panels and lastly the troublesome body seams which are notorious rust prone are free of rust. This is very common on many of the vintage British cars and is very difficult to repair. The panel fit is very good. The door panel fit is very good which is problematic for Sprites. The doors close nicely and there are no issues with the hinges. The floor pans are original with one area that shows and older repair. The trunk is rust free as well as shown in the pictures. Bumpers are in good original condition.
The auction also includes the original side curtains as well as the top frame. The original top is also included however it does not fit due to not being installed on the care. The top is in fair condition due to it's age. Windshield is in good condition with no cracks.
ONCE AGAIN. .A NO RESERVE AUCTION!
***please have your funds in order prior to bidding...
Shipping is up to the buyer to arrange. ** For international buyers, Schumacher Cargo and Logistics can handle door to door shipping to the port of your choice. I have sold many cars overseas and the buyers have been pleased with how smooth the entire process was. I will do my best to make sure the shipping is handled carefully.
As stated, the Sprite represents a wonderful opportunity for the British car enthusiast that is looking for a great opportunity on a very rare British classic.
The Healey comes with a clear Michigan title. Sold in As Is condition with no warranties expressed or implied. I have done my best to describe the Healey to the best of my ability, however there may be some things that I may have missed. It is up to the buyer to do due diligence when making a purchase online. Do not make any assumptions about anything. Ask any questions that may have not been addressed. I am not responsible for any errors or erroneous information. If you would like to speak with me directly, please provide your contact number and I will get back to you.
**For the motivated buyer I will consider ending the auction early for a serious buyer, however I do not have a Buy It Now price set.
The fine print: If you have 5 or less feedback transactions, you must contact me prior to bidding. A non-refundable deposit of $500.00 is due within 24 hours of the auction end. If the deposit is not received, the Sprite will be offered to the next highest bidder. The balance is due within 7 days of the auction end date. The car must be picked up within 10 days of the auction end date. A $10.00 per day storage fee will be charged after the 10 days unless prior arrangements have been made. For International Buyers, I have sold many cars overseas with the buyers being extremely pleased with the sale. Rear license plate and top boot not included. Once again, If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me. I do reserve the right to end the auction at any time.
|VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):||HAN7L36447||Mileage:||50000|
|Exterior Color:||Blue||Make:||Austin Healey|
|Number of Cylinders:||4||Model:||Sprite|
|Body Type:||Convertible||Engine:||1100 cc|
|Vehicle Title:||Clear||For Sale By:||Private Seller|