1959 Austin-Healey ‘Frogeye Sebring" Sprite (1959)

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Sat, 10th Sep 2022 13:00
The September 2022 Classic Car Auction
1959 Austin-Healey ‘Frogeye Sebring" Sprite
Original Ashley GT Sebring Sprite press car supplied new to Donald Healey Car Sales
Registration: 3758 UE
Chassis: SRK1165780
Odometer: 62,163
Transmission: Manual
MOT: Exempt
Current ownership since 1979
Entered from a deceased estate
Supplied with a BMIHT certificate
Offered with original Ashley hardtop and additional hardtop
Fitted with rev counter and tonneau cover
Fitted with 1-1/4 ins carbs with brass tops , high lift cam , ported cyclinder head , competition heavy duty springs and uprated lver arm dampers
Supplied with a spare bonnet and tonneau cover
Girling disc brake conversion with wire wheels
Rebuilt dashboard
Comprehensive history file
Offered with a large selection of spare parts
Requires finishing
We delighted to offer this unique Sprite to the market . Registered in September 1960 , 3758 UE was displayed on the Ashley Laminates stand at the sports car show to demonstrate the unique bonnet and hardtop and then used in contemporary adverts for Ashley in the 1960s. Fitted with girling brakes and wire wheels in can then be classified as a Sebring Sprite. Supplied new to Donald Healey car sales , it can only be speculated that the Sebring conversion was carried out by Healey for Ashley . The Spite has been the subject of a fastidious restoration during the current ownership and only faltererd latterly due to illness. much good work done to a very high standard and when finished
Estimate
£14,000 - £16,000
Buyer's premium: 15.00%

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  • Mileage: 62,163
  • Year: 1959
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Other
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Green

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