1958 Austin-Healey Frogeye Sprite
Recently restored bodywork; ready to go
This Sprite was bought by the vendor's father - a professional car restorer who checked it over and found that the car was on the whole very solid. There was evidence of new floors and sills etc although it had been off the road for a while so did need some work.
He set about getting it back on the road, overhauling the brakes with all new cylinders and a master cylinder. The clutch was seized so that was replaced and the engine had loads of oil leaks and they were sorted, although we are advised that the rear crank seal is leaking again now.
All new springs were fitted along with refurbished shocks and the carbs stripped and rebuilt. An electric fuel pump was also fitted along with general servicing to make the car reliable. It was used up until January 2020 when the vendor's father was taken ill and could no longer drive, having been used regularly during the summer months.
In summer 2020 the vendor had the car back in his possession and attended to some jobs on the bodywork; a total strip down to bare metal, re skinned doors, new bulkhead top etc, spending lots of time getting the shut gaps looking good.. Fortunately the 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 are also on file. 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...
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Reg No: BSK545
Chassis Number: ANS21874
Engine Number: 9C-U-H/121548
Engine Size: 948cc
Docs: V5C, 9 old MOT's, Invoices.
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