In addition, new longitudinal top hat stiffeners were fitted as well as various other minor repairs. The rest of the components, such as fuel tank etc are also sprayed to a mirror finish in black. Upon acquisition he commenced an extensive restoration which included every nut and bolt being removed and replaced. Victory on the racetrack came immediately when the Frogeye Sprite won its class in the 1958 Alpine Rally. The rest of the components, such as fuel tank etc are also sprayed to a mirror finish in black.
While out in FrogE number one the other day, I had to see what kind of top speed is possible for an electric Bugeye. On a hot day it can be seen creeping out of the seams. I plan to rebuild it into a Sebring Fastback Sprite replica as built by the great John Sprinzel. But we are in the sure-footed business. There is no title, just a bill of sale, the last two bills of sale and the keys. With over 10,000 cars listed, and a network of over 300 dealers, auction houses, and advertisers Classicmotorsforsale.
Frogeye Sprite Restoration One of our latest restoration projects was on this fabulous Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite. The front suspension was re-built with new trunnions etc as needed. This is a good candidate for restoration as it is solid in places that these nearly always rust out. Take two and call me in the morning. In the next few weeks we will continue to work on the body tub in our freshly renovated body shop. Today, the Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite, continues as it was intended, as a highly desired sports car both on the road and track. This is a sharp driver for summer fun.
Wherever the car goes it always draws comments about the quality of the panel fit and the finish of the paint. This one is quite satisfying to rectify, as it is one of the culprits that causes the seemingly never ending flow of oil out of the back of a 948 engine and onto your driveway. There is also a comprehensive file of receipts for parts used during the restoration. Hello and welcome to my restoration and rebuild of a 1963 Austin Healey Sprite. The wire wheels have been sprayed in two-pack silver, lacquered and fitted with a full set of Michelin tyres 5no.
All original sprite Mk1 and unusual to see all these items still fitted. A period small bore exhaust manifold is fitted too. Buyers should satisfy themselves pre purchase of the condition and provenance of the car and on their own judgment satisfy themselves as to whether the car accords to its description or not. With design a priority, there were no exterior door handles, instead the doors were opened by reaching inside and the boot was accessed by pulling the seats forward. Spin on oil filter too. The wire wheels have been sprayed in two-pack silver, lacquered and fitted with a full set of Michelin tyres 5no.
Call to discuss making this car your own! The 948 engine and original smooth case transmission are working wonderfully. Here is a link to a video of the underside. With only 280 miles covered since restoration, this motorcar is ready to be shown at car shows and concours events as well as toured through the countryside. Smooth type gearbox, believed to be fitted with Mk 11 close ratios, this was merely inspected, cleaned and re-fitted. I had heard about the car while talking to a friend about classic cars. The Original frogeye sidescreens different to Mk2 sprite and Mk1 Midget have been restored, so they have new perspex and all new seals fitted. What began in 2009 as an online platform to help classic car enthusiasts buy and sell their dream cars has grown beyond our wildest expectations, and for that, we have you, our loyal customers and fellow enthusiasts, to thank.
As one would expect with this set up, the car steers and stops very, very well indeed. About: Still triumphant in club level racing today, the much-loved Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite was created to be an open-topped sports car for the people. New tonneau in 2014, new top and side curtain pouches too. The previous owner replaced the floor boards with straight sheet metal, not the correct corrugated reproduction panels. Fitted with rather special 12G295 cylinder head with 34mm inlet and 29mm exhaust valves, this has been expertly ported and polished in period.
Rear center panel needs work. New engine and gearbox mountings throughout, new hardy spicers fitted to propshaft. The proper Hardura matting extends fully in to the boot, where the spare wheel is properly secured with new original type straps and the boot has side panels fitted. Cared for by its previous owner for the past 16 years, it is in great shape for a car of its age. Try to save your exisiting oil pump cover. There is also an original tonneau cover which has had a new zip fitted. I love the look of these tires- but few builders choose them because they are significantly more expensive than the other brands available.
The calipers were bought brand new. The car needs full restoration from back to front. The cockpit cappings are original, the one over the dash being vinyl covered as it should be and the rest still in their original excellent anodised state. Paintwork on the outer body panel was stripped chemically, to reveal nothing but solid metal, with just a few repair sections that needed attention. You can have great fun with this car at a very reasonable price. In good mechanical order, it drives well and handles as you would expect for a car of its age. The tonneau is good, as is the top.
These wheels are stunning and among my favorites. The rear axle was again merely cleaned, inspected, fitted with new seals and re-fitted. We are now one of the leading online marketplaces for classic and collector vehicles, and home to a large community of collector car owners, buyers and enthusiasts. They are not available for 948 and 1098 engines. The last Sprites produced in 1971, were simply called Sprites because British Leyland had ended its relationship with the Donald Healey Motor Company. Have done about 300 miles since I saw you a month ago. After the roughly 250 Bugeyes that we have loved, we can say with confidence that this is one of the best.