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Awesome restored 1960 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite for sale

This is a 1960 Bugeye #AN5L 47854 (“Zoya”). We sold this car in 2012 to a wonderful man in Maryland (Rod) who, sadly, passed away this year. He set up the car exactly how he wanted and it’s a good one. I know Rod would be happy to see the car going to a good new home.

We got friendly during the build of this car and he was quite conscientious. You can see the pre-build video below. We heaped a large serving of upgrades on this car, and thus the new owner will get the benefit of Rod’s care and investment.

The car has a 948 engine with an upgraded 1098 head (with hardened valve seats) and a new stainless header and exhaust system, mated to a rebuilt four-speed rib case transmission. The speedo currently shows 807 miles.

This is a rebuilt unit we provided, which would have started at zero. The original speedo showed 74266 miles when we had the car in 2012 but actual mileage is unknown. You can assume that Rod put about 1000 miles on the car after he purchased it from us.

Nice top and sidecurtains are included, as well as nice protective bags

Other great upgrades installed in 2012 include new wire wheels and tires, new header and performance muffler, cigarette lighter (in the original washer pump hole), arm rest and cupholder, alternator upgrade, electronic tachometer and other upgrades all shown in the video above .

Since 2012, Rod upgraded the car further with a vacuum brake booster. The booster, by the way, dramatically reduces peddle effort and is a nice upgrade if you like more modern pedal effort on your classic car brakes. He also added an electric cooling fan for parades and fit an impressive stereo system, with speakers hanging below the dash. This retro sound system can be removed if the new owner prefers but it makes a nice sound.

If you are looking for a well-sorted and extremely well-optioned car, this is a great candidate. There’s a lot here, including K & N life time air filters, a custom valve cover, new shocks, air horn, new seats, top tonneau and windows, with storage pouches, custom seat belts and more. Give a call if you would like to be the new steward of this fine car!

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