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1959 Austin Healey Sprite MK 1

50120 Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, France
Details of the vehicle
Year 1959
Mileage 63418 km
En avant
  • Invoice history available
  • Restored vehicle
  • File photos of the restoration
  • Paint redone
  • Non-accident vehicle
  • Technical inspection less than 6 months old
  • Collection car registration card
  • Meter in miles
  • Less than 3 owners
  • 4 cylinders
  • Manual gearbox
  • Left-hand steering wheel
  • New tires
  • Healthy underpinnings
Seller's Note
In the mid-1950s, Leonard Lord asked Donald Healey to design a small Austin-Healey to match the old MG Midgets. Healey proposed the Sprite, a small two-seater with independent front wheels. Limited to a length of 3.5 m, it uses a 948 cm', 43 hp BMC type A engine. The entire hood and front fenders can be tilted, giving full access to the engine. But the most distinctive feature is the hood-mounted headlamps, which inspired the car's nickname: "frog-eyes". Production of the Sprite I "Frog-eyes" totaled 38,999 units. The 1959 Sprite I offered exclusively by Veitura has been entirely restored by its owner in 2019, with a complete overhaul of the mechanicals and interior upholstery that took more than 600 hours to complete. The photo file of this restoration is available. Sandblasting of the hull and chassis Valve adjustments and rebuilding of the carburetors. New wiring harness. Electronic ignition. Additional fan. Internal circuit breaker. Brake drums, brake shoes and calipers. New suspension spring leaf. New oil sump. New fuel tank. New clutch. Treatment of chassis cavities. Completely new foam and skai upholstery. New side screen and soft top. New paintwork in original Green leaf color. The car will be accompanied by a spare engine with carburetor and ignition and a set of parts. Voluntary technical inspection carried out in February 2024. This car is therefore in excellent condition, and was the subject of a video report in gazoline which you can see in the link on the advert.
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