1960 AUSTIN HEALEY BUGEYE "LOW RESERVE" NUT & BOLT RESTORATION TRIUMPH MG FIAT

1960 Austin Healey Sprite for sale in Novi, Michigan, United States

Item location: Novi, Michigan, United States
Make: Austin Healey
Model: Sprite
Type: Convertible
Trim: Convertible
Year: 1960
Mileage: 9,951
VIN: AN5L/36845
Color: Blue
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: Rear wheel drive
Interior color: Blue
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Austin Healey Sprite 1960

You are viewing a very rare 1960 Austin Healey 948cc Bugeye Sprite unfinished nut and bolt restoration. Thousands of dollars have been spent on this no-expense spared Bugeye restoration with the goal of building a brand new Sprite. Completely rust free. The restoration is mostly complete only needing a capable British car enthusiast to wrap up the restoration. Truly an easy winter project that you could be driving in the Spring time. British Motor Heritage Certificate #2013/29211 is included in the sale. This certificate confirms that the Bugeye is a matching numbers vehicle manufactured on April 8th 1960. Original color: Iris Blue with a Blue interior and Black top. The Iris Blue color is considered by many to be one of the best colors for a British Car. Being offered at "Low Reserve". Perfect for the British car enthusiast looking for an easy winter project. NO Rust. Vin #: AN5L/36845Engine : 9C-U-H 36175Color: Iris Blue (rare color)Title: Clear "Virginia" TitleMileage: 9. 51 (believed to be 109K) I will be adding more pictures within the next few days. I purchased the Bugeye pretty much the way it is now at the insistence of my son who thought it would be the perfect father son project. Unfortunately with his work schedule and grad school classes. he really doesn't have the time to do the project and I don't have the skills or time to complete it myself. We came to the realization that it would be best to find a new home for the Bugeye. I will do my best to document what has been done so far based on the many receipts that came with the car. The body underwent a complete paint job/body restoration in 2013 with any rust cut out and new metal welded in. The entire car was taken apart prior to all of the body work. The quality of the work is excellent showing no evidence of filler that I can see. The "Iris Blue" paint finish is excellent as noted in the pictures. Engine compartment is painted body color as well. It appears that there was an error when drilling the rear deck hardware - see picture. Total cost was $7400. 00 which did not include some supplied repair panels. All of the floor pans are rust free including the trunk pan which is new. however the mounting studs for the gas tank did not line up correctly. The mounting holes for the tank will need to be enlarged to install correctly. It is partially installed now. Driver's door hinge has some play and needs to be lifted as the door is opened up. Has a couple of misc imperfections from storage/re-assembly. Grill is near perfect. I was told that the engine was freshened. and can confirm that everything under the valve cover is new. The engine has been painted and detailed. but unfortunately I was not able to get any specifics as to what was done. Transmission condition is unknown. Carbs have been disassembled and cleaned and need to be reassembled and installed. Has brand new tires & gas tank. Includes spare transmission. Some of the suspension components are new. The interior is partially completed with new carpets and a new metal dash covered with a correct dark blue material. Dynamat material was used on the floors for sound deadening and insulation purposes. Original steering wheel has some cracks. Needs interior panel kit and seat bottoms to finish interior. Needs seats installed. Cockpit trim was professionally polished as well as the windshield trim. Some of the new parts used in the restoration:Wire harnessGas TankTiresHubcapsHeadlight bucket assysTail light assysBlinker assysTrunk floorDashboard and coveringCarpetShift bootVoltage regulatorStarter motorDistributorMotor mountsHornNew ignition key & cylinderSome of the parts needed:GeneratorHeater coreSeat bottomsMisc dash switchesDash bracket for tachometerOil/Temp gaugeGas pedal assyExhaustWhat's needed to finish:Carbs installedGeneratorRadiator Pedal assyHornBrake & Clutch MCInterior finishedFinish wire harness install (dash & engine compartment)Exhaust systemWindshield installation (new gasket included)Other misc itemsPlease note that it is in non running condition and will need the restoration completed. The Bugeye is being sold in "as is" condition with no warranty expressed or implied. I cannot be held responsible for any errors or inaccuracies that may have been inadvertently been provided. ONCE AGAIN. LOW RESERVE AUCTION! Please have your finds in order prior to bidding. Shipping is up to the buyer to arrange. As stated. the "Austin" represents a wonderful opportunity for the British car enthusiast that is looking for an easy restoration project at an affordable price. Comes with a clear Virginia title. Sold in "as is" condition with no warranty expressed or implied. I have done my best to describe the "Bugeye" to the best of my ability. however there may be some things that I may have missed. It is up to the buyer to do due diligence when making a purchase online. Do not make any assumptions about anything. Ask any questions that may not have been addressed. I am not responsible for any errors or erroneous misinformation. If you would like to speak with me directly. please provide a contact number and I will get back to you. For the motivated buyer. I will consider ending the auction early for a serious offer. however I do not have a buy it now price set. The fine print: If you have 5 or less feedback transactions. you must contact me prior to bidding. A non-refundable deposit of $500. 00 is due within 24 hours of the auction end. If the deposit is not received. the "Bugeye" will be offered to the next highest bidder. The balance is due within 7 days of the auction end date. The car must be picked up within 10 days of the auction end date. A $10. 00 per day storage fee will be charged after the 10 days unless prior arrangements have been made. For International Buyers. I have sold several vintage cars to overseas buyers with the buyers being extremely pleased with the sale. "License Plate" not included. If you have any questions. do not hesitate to contact me. I will do my best to answer any questions you may have.

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