1958 Austin-Healey Frogeye Sprite

Recently restored bodywork resulting in a pretty example ready to go for summer

The car was bought by the vendor's father and being a professional car restorer, he checked it over and found that the car was on the whole very solid, having had new floors and sills etc. It had been off the road for a while so did need some work. 
The brakes were overhauled; fitting all new cylinders and a master cylinder. The clutch was seized so that was replaced; the engine had loads of oil leaks and they were sorted, but we are advised that the rear crank seal is leaking again now.

All new springs were fitted along with refurbished shocks. The carbs were stripped and rebuilt. An electric fuel pump was also fitted and general servicing to make the car reliable. The car was used up until January 2020 when the vendor's father was taken ill and could no longer drive. He had used the car regularly during the summer months.

In summer 2020 the vendor had the car back and attended to the bodywork; total strip down to bare metal, re skinned doors new bulkhead top etc. He spent lotsof time getting the shut gaps looking good. Its all steel bonnet was actually rot free. He powder coated the wheels, fitted new tyres and a gave it a general service. The car is 12v pos earth and retains its dynamo. The side screens are present along with a tonneau cover and black vinyl hood.

There is plenty of paperwork but nothing before the late 80’s. Some previous MOT’s, and a hand written account of work carried out before it was purchased - in a school exercise book.  There is a heritage certificate, hand books and a genuine Austin period workshop manual in a binder. 

The fuel gauge doesn’t currently read and the cable is missing for the rev counter, though we are told it would work with a new cable drive.  Other than that its ready to go...

For more information - contact nigel.mainard@brightwells.com

Reg No: BSK545
Chassis Number: ANS21874
Engine Number: 9C-U-H/121548
Engine Size: 948cc
Docs: V5C, 9 old MOT's, Invoices.

Sale Section & Buyers Premium (ex VAT): Car 12%, Minimum £150

Estimate: £16,000-18,000

Lot 10

Lot ended

Thursday 12/05/2022

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

Under Offer @ £10,500
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