1961 Austin-Healey Sprite

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1961
  • Mileage 
    76 mi / 123 km
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
    AN5L24285
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Blue
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue

Description

ONLINE ONLY AUCTION at www.classicpromenade.com .
Free To Bid. Inspection reports available. See full photos, videos and more. Auction Dates: Oct 5-17, 2020
This is a stunning concours quality 1960 Austin-Healy Bugeye Sprite Mk I that has benefitted from a no expense spared restoration. With a total investment in excess of $100,000, this Frogeye Sprite is spectacular. All of the racing livery is easily removed and the Sprite has less than 50 miles added since its restoration.
The restoration started with a solid, nice example that was from Eastern Colorado. The Sprite was largely rust free with only some minor rust on the driver side floor area.
The restoration was completed recently by Doctor Jag Technologies in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The restorers are used to restoring E-Types and other high-end British motorcars. The same no expense spared methodology was used for this Sprite.
The parts alone cost in excess of $15,000, documented with numerous pages of single-spaced lines of accounting detail. The stack of receipts is literally two inches thick. The labor value was beyond reason with about 1,800 hours invested. This is part of a 70-car collection, including 26 Jaguars.
This Sprite has been beautifully finished in Sky Blue and has the correct original steel wheels with the hubcaps, giving it a spectacular look. The paint, chrome and all the finish work are all in excellent condition. This is ready to be competitive at concours events. We are sure that Sprites were never made this nice from the factory. The new black vinyl convertible top has yet to see sunlight! Forgive the green spots in the photo gallery. These are simply the reflection of the green tool box sitting in front of the Sprite! This Sprite is as close to perfect as you'll find (the videos do a thorough job of covering it, as well).
The gorgeous dark blue leather interior and carpeting is all new and without fault. The quality of the materials are the same as for the $300,000 Jaguar restorations. Everything in the interior is as-new. The dash, instruments and door panels are also either new or restored. Everything works as it should.
All the drivetrain and suspension were completely rebuilt. The engine pulls strong and operates perfectly. We noted no modifications, the restoration was performed to bring it back to its original glory.
An independent inspection was conducted and the report is available for your review. It confirms the pristine condition of this roadster, as you would expect with a fresh restoration. If you are interested in acquiring the Sprite that is essentially as-new or better than new, this may be your motorcar.
For more information and details, please call, text or email Harry Clark at 1.602.245.7200 or [email protected] The Sprite may be viewed in New Mexico.