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EXTREMELY WELL RESTORED, BUG EYE SPRITE, RESTORATION PHOTOS, NICE

Sale price: $23,701.00 make an offer
Last update: 29.08.2013

Car location: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: austin healey
Model: Sprite
Year: 1959
Type: convertible
Color: Red
Mileage: 39,794
Engine: 948 cc
Transmission: manual
Interior Color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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EXTREMELY WELL RESTORED, BUG EYE SPRITE, RESTORATION PHOTOS, NICE for sale

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  • EXTREMELY WELL RESTORED, BUG EYE SPRITE, RESTORATION PHOTOS, NICE
  • EXTREMELY WELL RESTORED, BUG EYE SPRITE, RESTORATION PHOTOS, NICE
  • EXTREMELY WELL RESTORED, BUG EYE SPRITE, RESTORATION PHOTOS, NICE
  • EXTREMELY WELL RESTORED, BUG EYE SPRITE, RESTORATION PHOTOS, NICE

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1959 Austin Healey Sprite
Stock #378-DFW

1959 Austin Healey Sprite for Sale

Charlotte Showroom
5400 West WT Harris Blvd
Charlotte. NC 28269
Local/International: (704) 598-2130
Toll-Free: (866) 542-8392
Hours: Mon - Fri: 9AM - 6PM EST
Sat: 9AM - 5PM EST
Email: sales-cha@streetsideclassics. com Atlanta Showroom
213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs. GA 30122
Local/International: (678) 279-1609
Toll-Free: (877) 367-1835
Hours: Mon - Fri: 9AM - 6PM EST
Sat: 9AM - 5PM EST
Email: sales-atl@streetsideclassics. com Dallas/Fort Worth Showroom
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth. TX 76137
Local/International: (817) 764-8000
Toll-Free: (855) 877-2707
Hours: Mon - Fri: 9AM - 6PM CST
Sat: 9AM - 5PM CST
Email: sales-dfw@streetsideclassics. com

VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS ENGINE:   948 CC BODY STYLE :   Convertible TRANSMISSION:  
4 Speed Manual
EXTERIOR COLOR:   ODOMETER READING:   39794 INTERIOR COLOR :      

VEHICLE FEATURES & OPTIONS

Heat. Leather Seats. Manual Convertible Top

SELLER REMARKS

The endearing "bugeye" Austin-Healey Sprite wasn't intentional. it was more a result of budget cutbacks. Originally slated to get pop-up headlights. the design was changed at the last moment and the resulting car became one of the most recognizable sports cars of the '50s and early '60s. This 1959 Sprite roadster offers a fresh restoration and delivers on all the fun that its looks promise.



It's hard to get a sense of how small this car is from photos. but it's pared down to the bare essentials. Fortunately. the essentials look pretty darned good with a low-slung two-seat body plenty of character. The restoration was carried out to standards beyond those available to the guys working over in England and it looks like it should cost more than it does. The big clamshell style front end that opens like a funny car is expertly finished and smoothed. the doors fit about how they would have in 1959. and the surfaces were extensively block sanded and smoothed to create a beautiful final finish. There's no trunk lid. so the curvaceous rear end looks great. again suggesting a more expensive car. and the little British details like the taillights and wide number plate opening low in the bodywork enhance the sports car look. And yes. it's really hard to resist this little car in a head-on view with that brightly restored chrome grille and headlights that seem to be smiling at you.



The British have a fine way of building compact sports cars. and they excel at interiors with no-nonsense personalities that make even diminutive cars like this seem serious. Twin buckets offer fresh seat covers with tidy pleats. and once you're settled (even if you're tall) you'll be surprised how easy it is to get comfortable behind the wheel. And speaking of the wheel. it's a gorgeous wooden piece that looks racy in the minimalist cockpit. Handsome Smiths gauges are the embodiment of the English sports car industry. and simple knobs and a toggle switch on the dash are the extent of the controls. No radio. no heater. just enough to deliver a ton of fun on four wheels. There's not even a top. although a matching black tonneau is provided to seal up the interior when you have to step away from the car or park it overnight.



The engine is an over-achieving 948 cc inline-four that makes a whopping 43 horsepower. But don't write it off. because the whole car weighs a fraction of today's sports cars and there's genuine joy to be found in driving a vintage sports car at speed. and horsepower isn't even in the equation. It's neatly detailed with Austin Green paint on the block. twin SU carburetors. and lots of authentic details like the hose clamps and hardware. It starts easily with a blat from the single tailpipe and while it won't rev to 8000 RPM. it's a pleasure to row the gears of the 4-speed manual and listen to the engine's song. The suspension and brakes were also restored. filling out an undercarriage that's just about show ready. Relatively fat 175/70/13 radials on the original steel wheels provide surprising agility.



Documented with restoration receipts and photos. this Sprite is traditional British fun that's enjoyable for reasons beyond its playful good looks. Call today!

1959 Austin Healey Sprite for Sale

 

1959 Austin Healey Sprite for Sale

Stock # 378-DFW  
Charlotte Showroom
5400 West WT Harris Blvd
Charlotte. NC 28269
Local/International: (704) 598-2130
Toll-Free: (866) 542-8392
Hours: Mon - Fri: 9AM - 6PM EST
Sat: 9AM - 5PM EST
Email: sales-cha@streetsideclassics. com Atlanta Showroom
213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs. GA 30122
Local/International: (678) 279-1609
Toll-Free: (877) 367-1835
Hours: Mon - Fri: 9AM - 6PM EST
Sat: 9AM - 5PM EST
Email: sales-atl@streetsideclassics. com Dallas/Fort Worth Showroom
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth. TX 76137
Local/International: (817) 764-8000
Toll-Free: (855) 877-2707
Hours: Mon - Fri: 9AM - 6PM CST
Sat: 9AM - 5PM CST
Email: sales-dfw@streetsideclassics. com

TERMS OF SALE  

1. Per the eBay User Agreement. by placing a bid you are entering into a legally binding contract and are committed to purchasing the vehicle described above. The details of this commitment are further outlined in the eBay User Agreement.

2. Vehicle may be sold by Streetside Classic Cars prior to the end of the auction. Streetside Classic Cars reserves the right to end its auctions early or to cancel bids solely at its discretion and shall not be held liable for any such cancellation.

3. The winning bidder is required to contact Streetside Classic Cars within 24 hours after the close of the auction to finalize the details of the transaction.

4. A $1. 00 non-refundable deposit is required within 48 hours of the auction's close.   This deposit reserves the vehicle and removes it from the market. Acceptable payment types for deposit are: credit card. wire transfer. cashier's check. and money order.

5. If winning bidder does not contact Streetside Classic Cars and submit deposit within 48 hours of auction close. vehicle may be made available to the next highest bidder or another qualified buyer on a first come. first serve basis.

6. Streetside Classic Cars has represented this vehicle to the best of its ability. Prospective bidders are encouraged to contact us directly to provide additional information or answer any questions.

7. Please be aware that all pre-owned vehicles. regardless of age. mileage. or manufacturer are subject to cosmetic wear and mechanical failure. Streetside Classic Cars encourages bidder to have a personal inspection completed prior to delivery to help ensure your satisfaction. Third party inspections are to take place prior to a vehicles shipment or delivery.

8. All vehicles are sold "AS IS" and with no warranties expressed or implied.

9. Final or winning bid price does not include shipping. tax. title. or registration fees. It is the purchaser's responsibility to provide for any state or local taxes and shipping expenses resulting from the sale.

10. We can assist you in delivery through our network of private and commercial carriers. Most of them can deliver the vehicle to your driveway. We assume no responsibility for damages or delays incurred once a vehicle is in a shipper's custody.

11. Streetside Classic Cars bears no liability and shall be held harmless for any complications. expenses. or damages resulting from a failure to meet these terms as they have been set forth and established herein.

12. An additional documentation fee of $199 will be added to the purchase price at the time of sale.



WE WELCOME INTERNATIONAL BUYERS

As an international buyer. it is as easy to purchase a vehicle from us as it is for any domestic buyer.   Please call or email any one of our showrooms at:

Charlotte Showroom Phone:
001-704-598-2130

Email
sales-cha@streetsideclassics. com

Atlanta Showroom Phone:
001-678-279-1609

Email
sales-atl@streetsideclassics. com

Dallas/Fort Worth Showroom Phone:
001-817-764-8000

Email
sales-dfw@streetsideclassics. com

Rest assured. you are dealing with one of the largest classic car dealerships in the United States with one of the largest (500+) vehicles on display. Our sales staff is very knowledgeable and can assist you in every aspect of the purchase.


International buyers welcome!
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If you decide to purchase from us. we require that you give us your complete name. address and phone numbers (home. office. mobile and fax) and a port of entry that handles containers. We do not ship vehicles open (RORO: Roll On Roll Off) due to risk of damage to vehicle and theft of parts.

All international purchases must be paid by bank wire transfer in US Dollar funds only.

Once we have received the funds. we will prepare the car for international shipment through one of our approved land and ocean carriers. We file all the necessary documents for export. deliver the car to a US port. secure it in containers and board an ocean carrier. We can land a vehicle to any port worldwide handling container traffic. We export cars regularly and are familiar with export requirements. You. or your agent. are responsible for Custom clearing the vehicle and registration in your own country.

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