1961 Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite

Lot Number 162

1961 Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite

Pretty little Frogeye benefitting from a sympathetic restoration by renowned specialists.

  • Sold for: £12,938

Bid online during our live auction or at The Saleroom.

LIVE AUCTION: Saturday 10th December | 10.30am GMT
  • BODY COLOUR
    Cherry Red
  • DRIVE
    RHD
  • Registration Number
    REG NUMBER
    YET 124

SUMMARY

Pretty little Frogeye benefitting from a sympathetic restoration by renowned specialists.

DESCRIPTION

  • Designed by the Donald Healey Motor Company and built by BMC at the MG factory in Abingdon, the Sprite was launched in Monte Carlo immediately prior to the 1958 Monaco Grand Prix
  • The unique, one-piece bonnet covered a mildly tuned, 43bhp 948cc version of the BMC's ubiquitous little A-Series engine
  • Suspension featured coil springs and wishbones up front, quarter elliptic springs to the rear and lever arm dampers all round 
  • This example was first registered on 22/03/1961 as YET 124, finished in Cherry Red 
  • Recent full glass-out respray in its original colour as part of a sympathetic restoration
  • New wiring loom, refurbished prop shaft, steering rack and radiator
  • This is a really good example of how a Frogeye should look when it's restored correctly

 

SPECIFICATION

Lot Number
162
Make
AUSTIN-HEALEY
Model
SPRITE
Variant
'Frogeye' Mk1
Registration Number
YET 124
MOT Expiry
Exempt
Chassis Number
AN547966
Transmission
Manual
Body Colour
Cherry Red

CONSIGNOR

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CCA VENDOR CONDITION REPORT

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Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car

Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts

Good Everyday useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history

Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history

Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history

CONSIGNOR

Consignor

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Vehicles can be collected from The Warwickshire Event Centre, CV31 1XN, on Sunday 11th December between 10am and 3pm and Monday 12th September between 9am and 1pm.

Our transport partners, EM Rogers, can assist with collection and delivery. Please contact them on 01604 755511 or trafficdesk@emrogers.co.uk for a quote.

Due to venue restrictions we need to be clear of The WEC by 1pm on Monday 12th therefore any motor vehicles not collected by this time will be taken to our transport partners storage facility in Northampton for a fee of £150 plus VAT. Storage will be charged at £10 plus VAT per day.