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1961 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite

Sale price: $13,100.00 make an offer

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Date: 2015-05-24
like to see car Sam M Smyth (from Cincinnati, OH) offered usd
Car location: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: austin healey
Model: Bugeye
Year: 1961
Type: convertible
Color: Red
Mileage: 1,234
Engine: 4 cylinder
Transmission: manual
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: Sprite
Interior Color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1961 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite for sale

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 Beautiful. fully restored 1961 Bugeye is reluctantly up for sale due to new home purchase. Car was subject to a 2 year very comprehensive restoration that was completed in 2010 and has been driven only on dry days and stored in climate controlled area during winters. This is the second Bugeye I have restored (I used to work at a restoration shop in the Hamptons) and the same level of care and detail was put into this car as cars worth 10 times as much. just started work on Bugeye number 3 seen in background of photos (hardtop stays with car 3 as I'm planning on a Sebring replica). Driving this jem always brings a smile to the driver and all who see it. it was recently shown at the Ault Park Concours here in Cincinnati and the feedback was amazing. I will be very sad to see it go. It does have the original 850cc 4 cylinder engine which gives this lightweight roadster a surprising turn of speed. a later ribcase transmission is in place (original smooth case is available). I have tried to list most of the work done to the car. pretty much every nut. bolt and part has been either cleaned. painted. polished or plated!  Thousands spent on new parts during the restoration. must be one of the nicest Bugeyes on the road. please e-mail me with any questions you may have. thanks for looking!

Body stripped to bare metal and resprayed in base/clear coat Mazda true red
All suspension rebuilt with all bushings replaced. new rear springs
All new brakes including hoses. cylinders. shoes and drums
Complete new wiring harness
new ignition switch/light switch
generator rebuilt
new gas tank
new grille and rear bumperettes
new carpets and trim panels
Seats reupholstered
lap belts added
new soft top
new Minilite wheels and tires (original steel wheels available)
carbs rebuilt
Spin on oil filter conversion
new windshield


On May-02-13 at 06:54:35 PDT. seller added the following information:

This is the second Bugeye I have restored (I used to work at a restoration shop in the Hamptons) and the same level of care and detail was put into this car as cars worth 10 times as much. just started work on Bugeye number 3 seen in background of photos (hardtop stays with car 3 as I'm planning on a Sebring replica). Driving this jem always brings a smile to the driver and all who see it. it was recently shown at the Ault Park Concours here in Cincinnati and the feedback was amazing. I will be very sad to see it go. It does have the original 948cc 4 cylinder engine which gives this lightweight roadster a surprising turn of speed. a later ribcase transmission is in place (original smooth case is available). I have tried to list most of the work done to the car. pretty much every nut. bolt and part has been either cleaned. painted. polished or plated! Thousands spent on new parts during the restoration. must be one of the nicest Bugeyes on the road. please e-mail me with any questions you may have. thanks for looking!

Body stripped to bare metal and resprayed in base/clear coat Mazda true red
All suspension rebuilt with all bushings replaced. new rear springs
All new brakes including hoses. cylinders. shoes and drums
Complete new wiring harness
new ignition switch/light switch

generator rebuilt
new gas tank
new grille and rear bumperettes
new carpets and trim panels
Seats reupholstered
lap belts added
new soft top
new Minilite wheels and tires (original steel wheels available)
carbs rebuilt

Spin on oil filter conversion
new windshield

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Comments and questions to the seller:

from Howard, dated 07 january 2014
is the Sprite available for sale? if it is, where is it located for inspection?
are there any issues with this Sprite?
is the a convertible top, frame and tonneau cover?
very nice pictures.


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