1959 Austin Healey MK1 Frogeye Sprite

Lot: 744

Sold for (£): 9,570
Offered for sale is a 0.9L 1959 Austin Healey MK1 Sprite (Frogeye) manual that has been with the current owner for the last 3 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 86 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

A cheerful 1959 Austin Healey 'Frogeye' Sprite, restored in the mid-90s and described as in generally good condition, although the paintwork on the steel bonnet might benefit from a little attention. Finished in Old English White with a black interior, this car is believed to have been imported from the States in the early 90s and was previously left-hand drive. It is accompanied by a number of previous MoT certificates and invoices for work carried out.

The car is offered with a valid MoT certificate which expires in November 2016 and is said to drive well. Frog eyes are great fun, easy to work on and parts are plentiful. Sensibly guided this car offers a real opportunity to purchase a car that, with a little fettling, could be someone's pride and joy. 

Lot Details

Registration: TSJ 894 RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1959 Engine size: 0.9L
Make: Austin Healey Odometer reading (miles): 24572
Model: MK1 Sprite (Frogeye) MOT expiry: 2016-11-11
Warranted: No Chassis number: AN5L13801

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 86 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


One or two stone chips and the odd scratch on body. Bonnet (steel) could do with attention.


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Gears: Drive-shaft:

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


4 brand new tyres in 2015. 


Minor: Major:

Vehicle History


There is a photo of the car completed stripped down when it was restored with the engine out. 11 MoT certificates and a fair number of invoices accompany the car. 

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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 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