1961 Austin Healey Ashley Sprite GT

Lot: 379

Sold for (£): 11,220
Offered for sale is a 1.3L 1961 Austin Healey Ashley Sprite GT manual. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 132 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Ashley-topped Mk2 Sprite superbly prepared for Road or Track...


  • Nut and bolt restoration carried out 4 years ago utilising an original Ashley GT top
  • Thoughtfully and carefully prepared for club rallies, sprints. and fast road work
  • No expense appears to have been spared (see below) resulting in a beautiful little GT
  • Full DVLA history file. Heritage Certificate. Various MoTs over the last 25 years. Current V5
  • There can be no finer entry into club-level classic motorsport



Lot Details

Registration: YKG 722 RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1961 Engine size: 1.3L
Make: Austin Healey Odometer reading (miles): 75000
Model: Ashley Sprite GT MOT expiry: 2019-05-20
Warranted: No Chassis number: HAN6/4518

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 132 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Almost every part has been replaced or reconditioned. Being an early Mk2 Austin Healey Sprite, it is rare to find but also fitted with the early, original Ashley roof makes it particularly special as the roof is irreplaceable now. Restored with the inspiration of the Monte Carlo rally, it is an extremely beautiful car.


Door-cards: Carpets:
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Dashboard: Boot:


Almost every part has been replaced or reconditioned. New carpet, with Dynomat insulation throughout. Allybars roll cage.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Rebuilt 1275cc engine with rebuilt carburettors and K&N filters. Re-cored radiator. Electronic ignition with silicone leads. 'Maniflow' exhaust manifold and low ground clearance system.


Gears: Drive-shaft:


Reconditioned gearbox and new clutch, with new 3/4 inch master cylinder. All works well.

Running Gear

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Suspension: Bearings:
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Very well prepared chassis, fitted with upgraded shock absorbers and 1/2 elliptical rear suspension. New brake lines throughout and front cross drilled and grooved disc brakes, with EBC Greenstuff pads and new callipers. Original Butler spotlights. Lucas reversing light. Original Moto-Lita leather steering wheel. Heavy duty leather bonnet straps. Speedwell alloy gear knob.


Minor: Major:


All instruments work, including lights, indicators etc. Fitted with electronic ignition and silicone leads, starts well.

Vehicle History


Full DVLA history file. Heritage certificate. Various MOTs over the last 25 years. Current V5

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
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 Every-day 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