1961 Austin-Healey Sprite

Austin Healey Sprite Sebring "Recreation"

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1961
  • Mileage 
    1 000 km / 622 mi
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Interior colour 
    Red
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

A fabulous recreation of a Sebring Sprite.

Just completed and including a fully rebuilt cross flow 1098cc engine, with a re-conditioned original Alexander aluminium 7 port head, with twin Dellorto carburettors and a new Peco exhaust system.
The engine is running on a mapped Weber Alpha ignition system, for reliability and constant tune.

The chassis has been fully rebuilt along, with new; floors, sills, boot floor, chassis legs and new foot wells.

It has also been fitted with steel Frog-eye pattern rear wings, glass-fibre Sebring style front and a removable Dan Dare style hard-top.

The interior is fitted with red leather Mk2 seats, genuine original Smiths instruments, chronometric tacho and an original Moto-lita red leather steering wheel.
Cosmic Alloy Wheels with fresh tyres.
The front suspension has all been re-bushed, with lowering blocks to the springs, uprated re-conditioned dampers, Peter May top links, new brake calipers and a new steering rack.
All new brake cylinders, lines and shoes fitted with uprated re-conditioned dampers.

The rear axle has been completely refurbished with a 3.9:1 diff unit.

Condition is certainly better than new.