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1958 Austin Healey Sprite Bugeye with low vin number

Sale price: $5,975.00 make an offer
Last update: 28.02.2014

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Date: 2016-03-25
Where is the car located? Brian Thornton (from Barrington, RI) offered 5000 usd
Seller's notes: "Rare low number 1st year Sprite with loads of original early Sprite parts. Has been in storage 35 years"
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Austin Healey
Model: Bugeye Sprite
Year: 1958
Type: U/K
Mileage: 41,553
Engine: 948CC
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: GAS
Trim: stock
Vehicle Title: Rebuilt, Rebuildable & Rec
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1958 Austin Healey Sprite Bugeye with low vin number for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car (2.05) based on 152 votes
1958 Austin Healey Sprite  Bugeye with low vin number Photo
  • 1958 Austin Healey Sprite  Bugeye with low vin number
  • 1958 Austin Healey Sprite  Bugeye with low vin number
  • 1958 Austin Healey Sprite  Bugeye with low vin number
  • 1958 Austin Healey Sprite  Bugeye with low vin number
  • 1958 Austin Healey Sprite  Bugeye with low vin number
  • 1958 Austin Healey Sprite  Bugeye with low vin number
  • 1958 Austin Healey Sprite  Bugeye with low vin number
  • 1958 Austin Healey Sprite  Bugeye with low vin number
  • 1958 Austin Healey Sprite  Bugeye with low vin number
  • 1958 Austin Healey Sprite  Bugeye with low vin number
  • 1958 Austin Healey Sprite  Bugeye with low vin number
  • 1958 Austin Healey Sprite  Bugeye with low vin number

Rare early production 1958 Austin Healey Sprite also called Frogeye and Bugeye

True Barn find car. was storaged last 35 years!! 

Low VIN number. has a serial number under #4600. 1958 was the 1st year of manufacture for the Mark I Sprite from England.

Comes with soft top. I have been warming it in the sun. It has been folded for 35 years and needs gentle handling. Comes with tonneau cover -- again stored all this time. but in great shape. it has roll bar. Front bonnet is nearly perfect. no serious dents or dings. will need floor pans-- drivers side has a 6" X 6" rust spot near the throttle pedal. and the battery tray has the usual rust issues. has typical bubbles on the lower "A" pillers and such. doors look good.

Comes with a 948cc motor.  It has a riveted ID number in place and is unmolested (9A U-H 27XXX. appears to be from an Austin 30). This motor includes dual carbs (still bolted to the head and never removed). early distributor cap and wires. stamped rear engine plate. fuel pump. and such. Engine  and ribbed case transmission removed by previous owner in 1969 and placed on the floor of garage and not touched again for 35 years!   Have 2 new door skins and some extra patch panels too. I added the metal cross bar to hold the windshield stations in place IT is NOT part of the car.   Please also note that I have purchased a windshield frame and will include pictures when the frame arrives. I also just purchased the metal side curtains for the car and will include pictures of them when they arrive. I also just purchased a rear view mirror that fits the top of the dash.

Has folding seat frames. Dash is intact with original gauges. including original ignition switch and original chrome grab handle. hard to find generator driven tachometer. Including original wiper motor. original smith heater. original radiator in great shape. etc has boxes of stuff like an original jack. the two air cleaners housings.

Easy restoration!  Engine and transmission have been removed by previous owner. I recommend that they be gone through before it will run. Make no mistakes this car needs a full restoration to be road ready.

Ask any questions prior to bidding.  


I have added more pictures showing some of the extra parts going with this offering. headers. new handbrake cable. some new rubber seals and such.


I appreciate the comments from other restorers regarding this car. They say "valve cover is from a later MG Midget and the 948 cc engine is from an Austin 30"

 More pictures available.   

Sold with bill of sale only.  can assist with shipping. successful bidder is responsible to pay $500. 00 immediately (within 24 hours of the close of the auction) and remainder of balance within 3 days.

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

The car is for sale locally and I reserve the right to cancel this auction at any time before the end of the auction.   

The car will be made available for inspection by serious bidders throughout the auction. Please e-mail me if you would like to see the car. If you prefer. I can arrange to have a qualified. independent. professional mechanic perform a pre-purchase inspection for you (at your expense).


PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL NOT ACCEPT PAYPAL AS ANY FORM OF PAYMENT. THIS IS TRUE FOR BOTH THE INITIAL DEPOSIT AS WELL AS THE FINAL PAYMENT.

Winning bidder must contact us within 24 hours of auction end. and make arrangements for payment at that time. A $500. 00 deposit is due within 24 hours of end of auction. The deposit can be made by cash (please do not mail cash!). bank check. cashier's check. or bank transfer (preferred). The remainder is due within 3 days of Auction end. The remaining balance must be made in the form of a bank transfer (preferred) Cashier's check. or bank check (all forms of payment subject to verification). PayPal will not be accepted as a form of payment for either the deposit or the final payment. If no contact is made within 24 hours we reserve the right to re-list the vehicle. sell it to the next high bidder. or sell it otherwise. Please arrange financing prior to bidding. Once the final balance has been paid. title transfer paperwork will be initiated.

Buyer is responsible for pickup or shipping of this vehicle. If you wish to have it shipped using a service. nbsp;I will gladly cooperate. you can locate shippers by doing a search for “auto shippers”.   

This vehicle is being sold as is. where is with no warranty. expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description. authenticity. genuineness. or defects herein. and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness. imperfection. defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to purchase based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.   Please Check My Feedback- I value my 100% positive rating. and will do my best to keep it.

The winning bidder should have the car insured from the time the final payment is made to us. Once final payment is made. nbsp;I will exercise a generally accepted standard of care. but the buyer assumes all liability and risk once the final payment is made.

Before delivery of the vehicle. the winning bidder must provide a photocopy of a valid driver's license. Delivery is defined as the time at which physical possession of the car is transferred from us. the seller. to the buyer or the buyers' agent or chosen transport company.

If you are not sure about something. Please ASK. Do not assume anything not listed is included. We reserve the right to cancel bids for excessive negative feedback. We reserve the right to end the listing if the vehicle is no longer available for sale.  

AS IS - NO WARRANTY

This vehicle is being sold as is. where is with no warranty. expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description. authenticity. genuineness. or defects herein. and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness. imperfection. defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle. and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgement solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.

Winning bidder must contact me within 24 hours of auction end. and make arrangements for payment at that time. A nonrefundable $500. 00 deposit is due immediately. The remainder is due within 3 days of auction end. If no contact is made within 24 hours I reserve the right to re-list the vehicle. sell it to the next high bidder. or sell it otherwise.  Please arrange financing prior to bidding.

SHIPPING: I can help with shipping; but it is the responsibility of the bidder to arrange shipping.

If you are not sure about something. please ask! Do not assume anything not listed is included.  I reserve the right to cancel bids for excessive negative feedback.  I reserve the right to end the listing if the vehicle is no longer available for sale.

Please do not bid on this auction unless you are serious about owning this vehicle. All non-paying high bidders will be reported to eBay. and negative feedback will be posted.

PLEASE ONLY BID WHAT YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY. IF THE RESERVE IS NOT MET. WE MAY CONTACT THE HIGH BIDDER TO OFFER THE SECOND CHANCE OPTION.

Fee and Tax Information:

$500 Nonrefundable deposit due immediately with full balance due within 3 days.   Bidder is responsible to pay applicable governmental fees - no exceptions.


 1958. 58. Austin Healey. Sprite. Bugeye . Midget. MG . British . sports car. convertible. 948. 1275. MGB. MGBGT. Austin. /p>

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