1960 Austin-Healey Sprite

Bug-eye

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1960
  • Mileage 
    96 mi / 155 km
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
    AN5L2620
  • Engine number 
    12CC+D+H14746
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Interior brand colour 
    burgundy
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Black
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    75 BHP / 77 PS / 56 kW
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1960 Austin Healy ‘Bug-eye’ Sprite
Black exterior on burgundy interior with dark red short weave carpet.
Complete rotisserie restoration.
1275 cc engine rebuilt with: 9.8:1 compression pistons bored 20 over, original factory nitrided crank with standard bearings, high volume oil pump, Fast Road camshaft internally drilled for oil lubrication, aluminum cylinder head with all new components, Mini Mania electronic distributor, MSD ignition system, SU HS2 carburetors, electric fuel pump, Pace Setter headers, new alternator.
Smooth case transmission with new clutch and bearings, new u-joints, Mini Mania built 3.70:1 differential, complete suspension rebuild with front disc brakes, Mini Lite style wheels with new tires.
New wiring harness with new lamps/assemblies, rebuilt gauges.
MotoLita steering wheel
3-point inertia seat belts
New tonneau cover and car cover
Includes: original unrestored top frame, side windows, front bumper, original steering wheel, and steel wheels.

The car feels very solid, handles great, and is very responsive. Only @100 break-in miles since full restoration.
Restoration photos available.