1959 Austin Healey Sprite Sprite / Bugeye for sale
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Up for auction is my friends rare 1959 Austin Healey "Bugeye" Sprite. 1959 was the 2nd year for the "Bugeye" and is very rare and highly sought after. This is a numbers matching car with its original 948 cc engine with smooth case transmission which makes her that more rare and sought after. She is a project car but with her heritage and rarity she is well worth the time and effort. The car is selling this week to the highest bidder and is priced way. way. way below current market value. If you know vintage British cars you know how rare this car is and you know she is priced to sell. Heritage: I've done my research and all indications are that she is a true numbers matching car. If you know your British cars then you will be able to verify my research using the information below. If not familiar with getting a Heritage Certificate from England I can assist you at no cost. You can order a British Heritage Certificate from England or I can do it for you ( Thttps://www. britishmotormuseum. co. uk/archive/heritage-certificateshe ). The cars commission number is AN5L / 14611 and the engine number is 90-U-H-14587. Mechanically: The car was running fine up until time that the restoration was begun but now the radiator and gas tank have been removed so she is not running. Engine does spin freely and with everything put back in place I believe she should start with not much work. Yes the hydraulics will need to be gone through as will the brakes. Straight forward stuff. Yes the original radiator. gas tank and exhaust do come with the car. Exterior: The car is remarkably straight but does need restoration. The front hood as you can see is in near perfect condition with no visible signs of repairs. rust or rust repairs. Note: The doors are not bolted on at this time and are only set in place for the photos ( hence the poor fit seen in the photos ). As seen the auction comes with original front / rear bumpers. original front grill and original side curtains / door windows. Note: As seen in the engine bay photos and interior photos the cars original color was "Old English White". Interior: Original dash with with original steering wheel and original "Smith" brand gauges. As seen in the photos the original seats. seat pans and rails come with the auction. Underbody: I really can't get under the car but from what I see she looks pretty darn good for a nearly 60 year old car in my opinion. Yes the floors have some rust starting but some of the work has been started as seen in the photos. As you can seen in the photos she sits perfectly on the ground with no leaning or sagging issues. Soft Top: Car comes with an original soft top which is in pretty good condition but does need the plastic windows replaced. Hard Top: Yes as seen in the photos the car comes with a hard top. The hard top is of the Smooth Line make and is very rare. Title: The car was purchased as a project but due to other interest she is being sold on to the next person. Car was purchase here in North Carolina with a North Carolina title. My fiend wants to make sure there are no issues with transfer of the car over overseas transport so he has applied for a new title in his name here in North Carolina. Title has been applied for and it will take a few weeks to receive it from the NC DMV. So if you win the auction I only expect the deposit and will send you a copy of the NC State issued title and after receiving the copy we can work out payment of the balance due on the car. Overseas Bidders: Yes the auction is open to overseas bidders. The auction is open to overseas bidders and if you need to ship overseas try Schumacher Cargo Logistics shipping for fast free quotes ( http://www. schumachercargo. com/ ). I don't claim to be an expert and my opinion of the car may vary from yours so please look at the photos closely and if you need more information or extra photos let me know prior to bidding. I know how hard it is to purchase a car online so please ask any and all questions you have prior to bidding or if you can come see and drive the car for yourself ( I really encourage you to do so ) as I want the winning bidder to be satisfied with the car when it arrives. No warranties / guarantees are expressed / implied and is a project car. Due to the cars age she is being sold as mileage exempt and "as is". A $500 non-refundable deposit is due within 48 hours of auctions end time
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