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1958 Austin Healey SPRITE Frog EYE

Drive: RHD
Transmission: Manual
Mileage: 47000
Colour: YELLOW
Interior: Black
Price: £14950

1958 Austin Healey Frog Eyed Sprite

 
This very attractive Austin
Healey Frog Eyed Sprite was delivered new to Johannesburg, South Africa in
August 1958 where it remained until 2014 when it was repatriated into the UK.
It comes with an interesting history file showing a low number of owners in
South Africa and details of a comprehensive restoration, with photographs,
carried out by the last South African owner in Pretoria around
2001. It would appear that a vast number of hours have
been spent on the restoration of this Sprite which has included a
full engine rebuild, a gearbox upgrade to include 1275 internals, new
brake drums and shoes, new exhaust,, new rear springs, new electric cooling
fan, new hood and side screens and a new later type front screen allowing an
improved hood fitting. Some of the aforementioned has been completed since the
car has been back in the UK which has also included the fitting of new Minilite
style alloy wheels and a replacement battery. Considering that this can now be
described as an "older restoration", the car has remained in superb
condition ever since. Whilst still in South Africa the car was presented at
various car shows and it would appear that the owner was a serious enthusiast.
It also comes with a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate No 2015/187
dated January 2015, showing that the car was originally painted in Speedwell
Blue with Blue interior.  The car is a delight to drive and we are sure it
will provide hours of pleasure to a new owner. These cars are not the easiest
on which to carry out a restoration to this standard and this car represents a
rare opportunity to benefit from the hours of work that have obviously been
spent in the sunnier climes of the southern hemisphere. Very realistically
priced for one in this condition at £14,950

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