1958 | Austin-Healey Sprite Mk I

 

AUD 44,788

 

Austin-Healey Sprite Mk I

Austin-Healey Sprite Mk I

Austin-Healey Sprite Mk I

Austin-Healey Sprite Mk I

Austin-Healey Sprite Mk I

Austin-Healey Sprite Mk I

Austin-Healey Sprite Mk I

Austin-Healey Sprite Mk I

Austin-Healey Sprite Mk I

Austin-Healey Sprite Mk I

Austin-Healey Sprite Mk I

Austin-Healey Sprite Mk I

Austin-Healey Sprite Mk I

Austin-Healey Sprite Mk I

Austin-Healey Sprite Mk I
Austin-Healey Sprite Mk I
Austin-Healey Sprite Mk I
Austin-Healey Sprite Mk I
Austin-Healey Sprite Mk I
Austin-Healey Sprite Mk I
Austin-Healey Sprite Mk I
Austin-Healey Sprite Mk I
Austin-Healey Sprite Mk I
Austin-Healey Sprite Mk I
Austin-Healey Sprite Mk I
Austin-Healey Sprite Mk I
Austin-Healey Sprite Mk I
Austin-Healey Sprite Mk I
1958 | Austin-Healey Sprite Mk I

AUD 44,788

 

United Kingdom

ADO 13
Convertible / Roadster
32/44 kw/hp
Andrew Welham

Classic & Sportscar Centre

  • Vehicle details

    Vehicle data
    Make Austin-Healey
    Model Sprite
    Model name Sprite Mk I
    Series ADO 13
    Year of manufacture 1958
    Condition category Restored
    Technical details
    Body style Convertible
    Body detail Roadster
    Power (kw/hp) 32/44
    Cubic capacity (ccm) 948
    Cylinders 4
    Doors 2
    Steering Right (RHD)
    Transmission Manual
    Gears 4
    Drive Rear
    Front Brake Disc
    Rear Brake Drum
    Fuel Petrol
    Individual configuration
    Exterior colour Blue
    Interior colour Black
    Interior material Leather

Description

This superbly restored Austin Healey MKI is a Home Market RHD example still retaining its original engine block, and registration number 351 GPE. The car was manufactured on the 26th June 1958 and supplied new by Lankesters Limited, Surrey with laminated windscreen, heater, front bumper, rev counter and tonneau.

The Frogeye spent much of its early life in Bristol, by the 1970's it was in the Birmingham area and by 2000 it was in Stafford before undergoing a major restoration in 2002. The Frogeye was completely stripped to the bare shell and rebuilt with photo record. The shell was painted Iris Blue, and then built up with re-chromed brightwork, rebuilt mechanicals, trims, interior and weather equipment.

Modifications and upgrades include a Cooper 12 stud cylinder head with hardened valve seats, uprated braking system with discs to the front, electronic fuel pump, negative earth conversion, screw on oil filter and anti-roll bar. Having spent eleven years in Stafford, the Sprite MKI sold to the most recent owner in Stockton on Tees where it has spent the last ten years.

Over the last ten years with its most recent owner the Frogeye has been regularly enjoyed, attended shows and events, and has been superbly maintained with various receipts on the file. 351 GPE is a superb driving example with a brilliant, strong engine and gearbox, it handles superbly, improved braking ensures the car is capable of regular use. Almost 20 years on since the restoration the paintwork still presents superbly, the underbody is superb, the chrome work is impressive, the interior delightfully aged, the engine bay is superbly presented, and all the weather equipment is in very good condition.

351 GPE is a lovely, usable example, it is a genuine home market car that is superbly aged since rebuild and has been kept in regular use. It is on the button, ready to use and enjoy, and is perfect for the show scene, weekend events, rallies, or lots of reliable touring. The Sprite has covered less than 10,000 miles since rebuild so has nicely run in and should inspire lots of confidence. This Frogeye offers good value, and will be supplied with 12 months MOT, freshly serviced, function checked and fitted with a new set of tyres within the competitive sale price.

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Dealer-Imprint

Classic & Sportscar Centre

Corner Farm, West Knapton

YO17 8JB Malton

+44 1944 758000

Andrew Welham

Seller

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Classic & Sportscar Centre
Andrew Welham
Corner Farm, West Knapton
United Kingdom YO17 8JB Malton
Andrew Welham
Corner Farm, West Knapton
United Kingdom YO17 8JB Malton
Classic & Sportscar Centre
Andrew Welham
Corner Farm, West Knapton
United Kingdom YO17 8JB Malton
Andrew Welham
Corner Farm, West Knapton
United Kingdom YO17 8JB Malton
Andrew Welham
Classic & Sportscar Centre
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