We are pleased to introduce you to “Wayne”, a stunning 1959 Austin-Healey Sprite. AN5L 16729 was a multi-year restoration completed in about 2016. The car has mostly sat idle since then. We’ve just refreshed the interior, and now we have a very striking cherry red on red Sprite that looks very much like an original showroom example. BMC’s “cherry red” was a deep red just like what you see here, and as such, we have an excellent mostly stock example. Remember, you could have your new Bugeye in blue, green, yellow, beige, white or red. This was the correct red.
The carbs have been upgraded to HS2s (a smart move) and we have just added an electric fuel pump in back. A spin-on oil filter was also added during the restoration. Otherwise, this is a mostly stock drum brake 948 powered four speed car. The paint is excellent. The carpet is brand new.
This car is a looker and if you are interested in a pure Bugeye classic in one of the correct color combinations, give this one a serious look!
We can build out the car to the new owner’s specifications, but most importantly, here we have a solid and stock car, with excellent paint.
We just got this car in and some we wanted to get it posted even though some additional refreshing is still needed…. I would put in a new master cylinder, slave and wheel cylinders and tires, (perhaps white walls if you like that look). These are casualties of five years parked in the same location.
I would also change the heater hose, and put on a new red tonneau. There is no top but a top bow is included, and I would put on a new deep red top too, to complete the look.
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