1958 AUSTIN HEALEY SPRITE MkI

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The Healey Factory

646 Whitehorse Rd

Mitcham, VIC

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Features

Title 1958 AUSTIN HEALEY SPRITE MkI
Make AUSTIN HEALEY
Sale Price $43,500
Listing Type Used
Stock Number SN4281
RefCode TA1221127
Body TypeRoadster
No. of Doors2
No. of Cylinders4cyl
Capacity - cc1275
Fuel TypeUnleaded
TransmissionManual
No. of Gears4
Drive TypeRWD
Odometer21680
RoadworthyRWC
ColourYELLOW

Description

1958 AUSTIN HEALEY SPRITE MkI
SN:4281 VIN:AN5-4137 ENG:12YDTH11881

$43,500
(To be sold Unregistered & with Vic RWC)

RESTORED AND IMPROVED PERFORMANCE

Released in 1958 to Rave Reviews the All New Austin Healey Sprite was an Immediate Success, with its Spritely Performance and Precise Handling, Selling 48,987 Units in their 3 Year Production Run. Sprites were very Successful in all levels of Motorsport and chalked up class wins at Sebring, the Alpine Rally and many more, including 12th outright at Le Mans in 1965.

Built 6 months after the start of production, this Austin Healey Sprite is number 4137, making it a very early examples of this iconic model, Still Retaining its Original Factory Steel Bonnet, this Cheeky MkI Sprite Presents a Fantastic Opportunity to Own and Enjoy a Charismatic and Iconic British Sportscar.

This Sprite stands out from the crowd in its bold Yellow coachwork, Complemented by a set of Minator 8 Spoke Alloy wheels and a Sporty Bumper-less stance. The contrasting Black with Yellow piping Interior features a Leather bound Sports Steering Wheel, a Heater/Demister for those chilly early morning runs and if the weather happens to turn, you are Protected by a Full Set of Weather Equipment, including a Black Vinyl Soft Top with Side Curtains and a Tonneau Cover.

Mechanically, this little Healey is fitted with the Highly Desirable Combination of a Strong 1275cc A-Series Engine built by the late and well reputed Tony Bonetto, with ARP Studs holding it together and the stronger 4 Speed Ribcase Gearbox, the Sprite also features Sensible Upgrades including, a 45DCOE Weber Carburettor, Scorcher Ignition System, an Extractor Exhaust System, 6 Blade Cooling Fan, Spin-On Oil Filter and Oil Cooler to ensure that the Engine Runs Sweetly, and most Importantly runs Reliably. Front Disc Brakes, a Front Anti-Roll Bar, Frontline Telescopic Front End have also been installed to ensure that the Bugeye stops and handles well,

This little Bugeye is Superb Fun to Drive, and is ready to be Used on Club Events, Touring the Countryside or a Fun Trip to your favourite Coffee Shop.

Priced without Reg, Talk to us about Reg, Club or Other Plate Options.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
ENGINE: 4 CYLINDER OF 1275cc CAPACITY
FUEL SYSTEM: WEBER DCOE 45 CARBURETTOR
TRANSMISSION: 4 SPEED RIBCASE MANUAL
SUSPENSION: INDEPENDENT FRONT, LIVE AXLE REAR
BRAKES: DISC FRONT & DRUM REAR
WHEELS: 13 MINATOR ALLOY WHEELS