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£ 19,950

Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite



This very attractive Austin Healey Frog Eyed Sprite was delivered new to Johannesburg, South Africa in August 1958 where it remained until 2014 when it was repatriated into the UK. It comes with an interesting history file showing a low number of owners in South Africa and details of a comprehensive restoration, with photographs, carried out by the last South African owner in Pretoria around 2001. It would appear that a vast number of hours have been spent on the restoration of this Sprite which has included a full engine rebuild, a gearbox upgrade to include 1275 internals, new brake drums and shoes, new exhaust,, new rear springs, new electric cooling fan, new hood and side screens and a new later type front screen allowing an improved hood fitting. Some of the aforementioned has been completed since the car has been back in the UK which has also included the fitting of new Minilite style alloy wheels and a replacement battery. Considering that this can now be described as an "older restoration", the car has remained in superb condition ever since. Whilst still in South Africa the car was presented at various car shows and it would appear that the owner was a serious enthusiast. It also comes with a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate No 2015/187 dated January 2015, showing that the car was originally painted in Speedwell Blue with Blue interior.  The car is a delight to drive and we are sure it will provide hours of pleasure to a new owner. These cars are not the easiest on which to carry out a restoration to this standard and this car represents a rare opportunity to benefit from the hours of work that have obviously been spent in the sunnier climes of the southern hemisphere. Very realistically priced for one in this condition at £19,950



Seller: Runnymede Motor Company
  Martin Brewer
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Country: United Kingdom
City: Thames Valley
Phone: +44 (0)1753 644599
+44 (0) 7836 222111
Currency: GBP
Trade or Private: Trade
Price: £19,950
Added: 17/07/2018
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