1960 AUSTIN-HEALEY FROGEYE SPRITE CONVERTIBLE SPORTS
Finished in cherry red with cream leather trim, piped in red with full red carpeting, complemented by a colour coded tonneau cover with cream hood also piped in red. This car is a UK supplied original rhd vehicle with chassis number and registration number matching and is both MOT and road tax exempt. There have been only 3 careful owners in its 58year lifetime. The vehicle was bought new in Sidcup in 1960 and sold to the second owner in 1968. The second owner, due to advancing years and deteriorating health found it too difficult to get in and out of and in turn he sold it to the third owner in February this year. These facts are contained in a letter included in the history folder. It is now being sold by the third owner due to his preference for our Austin Healey 100/6.
During the second ownership, the vehicle was garaged in 1981-2001 then totally restored in its original colour scheme. The chassis and registration number are matching 248 ALC. The warranted mileage is 45000 miles from new, however, the car has covered only circa 3000 miles since the restoration. During the restoration a stainless-steel exhaust was fitted and a new gold seal engine was also fitted. The original 11/8” carburettors were fitted to the new engine.
History folder: spare keys, current and previous V5s, previous MoTs from 2000, MoT related paperwork, gov.uk MoT history report (confirming mileage), engine number documentation, correspondence, aforementioned letter, HPi report, DVLA docs, original green registration document and images of the car.
Features: chrome racing wing mirrors, chrome luggage rack, GB badge, leather trim, tonneau cover, toolkit, side screens, quick flip racing petrol cap, centre dash display with amp gauge, Les Leston wood rim steering wheel, chrome kit, wheel rim embellishers, s/s sports exhaust.
In essence, what we have here is a beautiful, unmolested 1960 Austin-Healey Frogeye Sprite Mark I with steel bonnet, original features and fittings - fully restored to a particularly high standard with low ownership and warranted low mileage. A rare creature indeed!