1960 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite Restored

For sale: 1960 Austin Healey Sprite

Technical specifications

Item location:
Lawrence, Kansas, United States
Austin Healey
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4 speed
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I am offering my 1960 Austin Healy “bugeye” Sprite VIN AN 5L / 14580 and engine 9C-U-H 14708 for sale . The full restoration of the car to a high standard was completed approximately 6 years ago by the previous owner. He purchased the car in 2007 from his sister who bought it new. I have a Virginia title in their father’s name dated from 1963. It has around 35,514 original miles. I have owned the car for 4 years and driven it very little. It is a beautiful car that is in excellent running condition. I have other interests and I’m reluctantly selling it.


There has been no crash damage. The paintwork is excellent. There are a few small paint touch ups on the door edges (less that 4). There are occasional prep issues that do not detract. The panel gaps are consistent with the factory standards. The panels are straight and flat. The floors and rockers have been replaced correctly. It has a new top that fits well. It also has new side curtains. The top frame is original. It has Michelin X tires that have low miles. The windshield dates to at least 1963 as noted by the vintage sticker. There is a wiper scratch on the passenger side. I have not tried to polish it out.

The engine is the original 948cc. It was rebuilt and detailed at the time of the restoration and has few miles. It starts easily and does not smoke. Oil pressure is excellent and above 40#. I did a compression check last week...#1 170 #2 175 #3 165 #4 170. There are no abnormal noises and no significant oil leaks. The transmission is the original and it too was rebuilt. It shifts smoothly. These gear boxes are not synchronized in first. The rear end is quiet.

The interior has been completely redone as seen in the photos. It has an aftermarket complete carpet kit. The gauges work as well as lights, orn and turn signals.


This is a low mileage bugeye that has been restored and detailed to a very high standard but it is not perfect. It is a high quality driver that you should not hesitate to use and have fun. The Old English ivory was the original color. It also had a red interior originally. It is ready to be driven and enjoyed. There aren’t many bugeyes that are better than this one. I have posted 140 photos on Photo Bucket. Contact me for the link.
Other projects dictate sale. I am not an expert so ask questions.

Terms of the sale

I will provide a good Kansas antique title
Your bid is a legal purchase. Do not bid unless you have the funds.
I encourage all bidders to inspect the car prior to bidding. I live 90 minutes from Kansas City International Airport. Appointments can be made to view the car.
There will be no inspection period or additional negotiation following the end of the auction. Resolve all questions prior to the end of the auction.
Highest bidder will own this car and is legally responsible for payment.
Buyer agrees that he/she is purchasing this car “as is...where is” condition without written or expressed warranty.
Seller has the right to cancel any bids from bidders with negative or less that 10 positive feedback. If youare in this category, ontact me prior to bidding.

Car must be picked up at my house within 3 weeks after close of the auction.
A payment of $500 deposit will be made through Pay-Pal within 48 hours of the end of the auction. The remainder will be paid within 7 days of the auction close. Payment must be deposited and confirmed prior the car leaving my property.
I will not ship but I will assist the buyer.

Ask any question and I will do my best to answer honestly and to the limits of my knowledge. My Ebay feedback supports this. I want this car to go to a good home and I want the buyer to be happy with the purchase. I have many photos and I am willing to take more if needed. It will be available for inspection by appointment during the auction. To be clear, he car is sold without guarantee written or implied just as it was when I bought the car. With the information and photos, ou will have significantly more information than I did. The reserve is less than the amount invested. Thanks for your interest.

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