Austin Healey Sprite Frogeye 1960

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Lot No: 48

At a Glance:

Year Make Model Mileage SOLD FOR
1960 Austin Healey Sprite Frogeye 43,541 (Not Warranted) £15,000.00 + buyers premium


This Austin Healey Sprite Frogeye is a matching numbers car originally sold by Pippbrook Garage Dorking which was owned by Rob Walker’s Formula 1 team. In its early life the car was rallied in the Pyrenees although it eventually ended up being stored in various garages before it was completely rebuilt in 2003 and finished in its original factory colour of Leaf Green. Included in the sale is a photo album and invoices documenting the work. Recently a new interior has been fitted along with new shock absorbers (front) and rear telescopic shock absorber conversion. Crankshaft oil seal conversion and new tyres also fitted. The engine has a non standard cam shaft and 1 1/4 SU carbs fitted along with 3.9 diff which makes it very sporty. Has been converted to front tilting bonnet but parts to revert to original supplied with car.
The car was driven to the LeMans Classic in 2006 and also won second in class Concours d’elegance at Austin -Healey International weekend in Warwickshire.

Auctioneers notes: There is something very appealing about these Frog Eyed Sprites. This is a good example. We noted that it is fitted with a front anti roll bar. If you are into Frog Eyes this is one to see.

Full Details:

Lot No. 48
Auction 27th October 2017 - 95% SOLD
Vehicle Make Austin Healey
Vehicle Model Sprite Frogeye
Year of Manufacture 1960
Mileage 43,541 (Not Warranted)
Registration 193PPL
Date first Registered 24-06-1960
MOT 21-05-2018
Chassis Number AN536371
Engine Number 9CUH35985
Estimated Sale Price £14,000 - 15,000

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