1959 Austin Healey MK1 Frogeye Sprite

Lot: 766

Sold for (£): 12,320
Offered for sale is a 1.1L 1959 Austin-Healey Sprite manual that has been with the current owner for the last year. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 86 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

An eye-catching, restored 1959 Austin Healey Sprite finished in Primrose yellow...This fabulous, original right-hand drive car, has been gently restored over a number of years and looks absolutely spot-on. Painted Iris Blue when new, it appears to have been fully stripped, the panels well prepared, and then professionally painted in a Spring-fresh, shade of Yellow. It's fitted with a later, more powerful 1098cc engine running on twin SUs and sparked by electronic ignition fitted neatly in the original distributor, all under its steel bonnet. The brakes have been changed to discs on the front to cope with the extra power. The interior is attractive and the dashboard has recently been recovered and the seat covers replaced. This little 'Frog-eye' is pure early sixties, with its Minilites, Speedwell mirrors, wood rim steering wheel and boot-mounted luggage rack. Supplied with its Heritage Certificate and some stories about its travels, this delightful little Sprite is ready for your inspection.

Lot Details

Registration: 574 UYP RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1959 Engine size: 1.1L
Make: Austin-Healey Odometer reading (miles): 31000
Model: Sprite MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: AN511874

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 86 / 135

Exterior

Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:
Trim:

Remarks

Originally left factory as Iris Blue, full body paint and panel rebuild recently. 

 

Interior

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

Remarks

Black, new seat covers & dash recovered with new oil/water gauge.

 

Engine

Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:

Remarks

1098 engine replaced original factory fitted 998. 1098 in very good order. 

 

Transmission

Gears: Drive-shaft:
Clutch:

Remarks

Runs through all gears smoothly on acceleration & deceleration.

 

Running Gear

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

Remarks

Good, no wheel wobble. tracking etc at speed, brakes pull up well, discs have been fitted as an upgrade to the front and drums/shoes on the back.

 

Electrics

Minor: Major:

Remarks

Electronic ignition fitted maintaining the original distributor. New dynamo fitted. 

 

Vehicle History

Remarks

A heritage certificate is supplied with detail and a number of early photographs. 

 

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