1959 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite
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1959 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite for sale
WEBB MOTORS INC. one of the oldest British Car dealerships in America. was founded in 1949. The company. located in Roanoke. Va. is still owned by one of the original principals and has operated out of the same location since 1957.
Over the years. Webb Motors has held new vehicle franchises for BMC. Rootes Group. Rover. and most recently Triumph until their demise in 1984. In addition to the car lines. the company sold and specialized in British motorcycles. During it's tenure in business a great variety of used British vehicles have passed through the doors. Sales have not only been limited to the more familiar marques such as MG. Austin Healey. Triumph etc. but have included other classics as diverse as Alvis. Aston Martin. Bentley. HRG. Lotus. Jaruar. Morgan. Turner. Westfield and many others.
The company has a small Service Department. but the knowledge and experience of the Service Manager and personnel is second to none. Webb Motors does not operate out of a modern facility. nbsp; rather it represents the epitome of the era in which it was founded.
There have been articles written about the Webb Motors over the years but the most notable is the cover page and article of it in the December 2010 edition of The Vintage Triumph Magazine denoting it as the "Time Warp Dealership". A visit to this dealership truly is a warp back in time when the aforementioned British Classics were making their debut and taking a foot hold in America.
Now to this auctions featured Classic:
For auction is a 1959 Austin-Healey Sprite "Bugeye"
1275cc 4 cylinder engine
Twin SU HS2 carburators
4 speed manual transmission
Actual mileage is unknown. speedo was replaced when car was restored.
This car was restored to as new condition in our shop. with the following upgrades. It has the later 1275cc engine. and fin case gearbox. both of which have been rebuilt to standard or uprated specs. We never use turned or undersize crankshafts. It has front disc brakes from later
Sprite/Midget. While the original Bugeye specifications were adequate for the period. these are common upgrades for this vehicle which make a great car for today's highways and conditions.
Our dealership is open Mon. -Fri. from 9:00 to 5:00. Any interested parties are welcome to come and see it in person or call for other arrangements.
All shipping cost are the responsibility of the winning bidder.
I have this classic for sale locally so reserve the right to end auction early.
A non-refundable deposit of $500. 00 is required within 48 hours of end of auction. The remainder of sale price is due within 7 days of end of auction. Car is to be collected within 2 weeks of confirmed payment.
Contact me with inquires; Byron Webb 540-362-3923 7106 Williamson Rd Roanoke. Va 24019
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