1960 Austin Healey Sprite Mark 1 for sale, “just right” driver, called “Bliss!”


Here’s another Bugeye we have sorted fully and sent to a new home, that is now up for sale again. The current owners (in Texas) got this car from us in the summer of 2015, and after three years of ownership they are ready for something new. So we are offering the car for sale once again.

The next owner gets the benefit of nearly $10,000 of upgrades done by us for the current owner back in 2015. Some of the best upgrades we did: front disc brake kit (drums are shown in the photos, but were replaced after photos were taken), LED lights all around, three point retractible seat belts, new top, new tires, new electronic ignition and new gas tank (old tank is shown in photo gallery, it was replaced after photo). I have to confirm but I believe we also sent this car with new sidecurtains and a new sidecurtain pouch. The car is fully sorted and ready to enjoy! It has spent most of its life in dry climate. The next owner gets the benefit of a lot of hours spent in our shop (and a lot of money spent by the prior owner) to make this car great.

This car is available now for $19,995.

We call this car “Bliss,” because it wears an original 1962 Fort Bliss base sticker on the front bumper.

I’ve heard lots of Army base Bugeye stories over the years, and here’s car that clearly lived on the Army’s second largest base in the dry Texas/New Mexico climate. And it shows. The car is very solid. [Read more…]

Striking restored 1959 Austin Healey Sprite Mark 1 for sale!

We call this Sprite “Pedro,” and it’s a beautiful 1959 Bugeye, AN5L 15196. The car was restored by a very passionate and meticulous car guy, who spent countless hours detailing every inch of the car. The result is stunning! The burgundy base/clearcoat paint work is outstanding and this car is a knockout. The car is lowered for an attractive and aggressive stance. This is another car that has been fully sorted in our workshop. The last owners spent a ton of money, (and we put in a lot of time) to optimize this car and make it turnkey. All of our cars are not what you find for sale elsewhere. Sure there are lots of great builders out there. But our cars have the benefit of the more than 200 Bugeyes that have come before. We leverage that expertise to produce the finest product possible.

This car is available for $24,995.

Take a drive below, and click “read more” below the video to see the photo album…

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1958 Excellent Restored Leaf Green 1275 Bugeye Sprite for sale, “Luigi!”

This is “Luigi,” (AN5L 3057). The car is fully restored and ready for a new owner. It’s a really nice car and it drives great. 1958 Bugeyes are the most rare and have a few unique features you don’t find on the later models.

New price! This car is available now for $22,995

This is an early thin windshield 1958 car, about the 2500th made (of about 50,000). Notice the factory gusset in the rocker panel at the “B” pilar, and the early style windshield wiper motor top, visible under the bonnet. These are all rare features original to the early ’58 Bugeyes. Windshield frames changed at car #5277, and the fatter frame continued through the end of the production run. Early cars are getting more and more rare. Thus, Luigi is a very special Bugeye!

This car is available for $22,995

The car was named Luigi by “Perry,” the former owner, pictured here. He has lovingly cared for this car during his ownership since 2012. The car was completely restored in about 1985 in Alberta, Canada. Receipts are included for the engine rebuild at that time. In fact, there is a large book full of receipts from both recent owners. Perry brought the car to our shop from his home in Montreal for a major service a few years ago, and he drove the car less than 200 miles since. While he loved the car, he decided to sell it so someone else can enjoy it. The new speedo we installed a few years back now reads just 161 miles. It doesn’t look like the car has traveled many miles at all since the ground-up restoration years ago.

The underside is solid and quite clean and the car is still very sharp.

The car features a strong 1275 12V engine, from a later Sprite or Midget, with many upgrades, including lifetime K and N air filters and better (bigger) HS2 1.25 inch carburettors. It also has an electric fuel pump, auxiliary electric cooling fan mounted in the nose, exhaust header, fuel pressure regulator and coolant overflow reservoir to help keep air out of the cooling system. The electric cooling fan has a switch under the dash board as shown in the photos. There is a nice tonneau included (see picture) as well as new side curtains and a good top.

The interior is leather, the finish is excellent and the car drives beautifully–everything works. We just changed the front brake wheel cylinders to service the brake system. I have driven this car quite a bit and it is ready to go.

If you are wondering about the white reflective cap on the passenger side of the engine bay, it’s just a spray can cap over the fuse box. It’s not something you need, but it’s a nice way to store some reflective tape under the hood. I suspect Perry thought it might keep some moisture off the fuses.

The yellow “Frogari” stickers on the A pillars look great and will come off easily if the new owner desires. They are not hiding anything and were put there strictly for decoration. We should also be able to remove the Calgary event plaque on the dashboard if the new owner prefers (the car was restored in Calgary before Perry bought it). We can work out any cosmetic revisions with the new owner, but the car looks great as it sits. Another nice cosmetic (non-stock) touch is the chrome wheel trim rings.

Cheers Perry! Thanks for taking such good care of this great Frogeye!


1960 Fantastic restored Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite for sale! Video drive!

This is AN5L 25015, a 1960 Austin Healey Sprite called “Rose.”

We completely restored this car-in the spring of 2016. It is one of our best ground-up restorations, and everything was brand new and no expense was spared when we assembled the car at that time. She has a rebuilt 948 engine, rebuilt smooth case transmission, rebuilt front end kingpins and new drum brakes.

We have a video drive posted below… if you are looking for a top shelf car, give this one a look! Come for a drive! (this video was shot two years and 2000 miles ago, before the mirrors were installed by the most recent owner. She still looks this good…)

Rose was also beautifully painted in primrose yellow at that time and the paint still looks brand new. The mileage when she last left our building was 21073… it sits now at 22940, so the car has traveled 1867 miles since restoration. Click “read more” for more details and to see the photo album! [Read more…]

1960 Austin Healey Sprite Mark 1 for sale-Sweet red driver!

Here’s a great car at a great price. We have gone through the car, for example, we’ve changed the rear axle pinion seal and rear hub seals, replaced the sticking speedometer with a rebuilt unit, replaced the carburetor needles and seats and now it’s now ready to enjoy! The car comes with nice upgrades and good weather gear. Jump in and go!

This car is available for $17,995

“Nemo” (AN5L 29251) is a mostly stock 1960 Austin Healey Sprite Mark 1. The original 948 engine is present. We have just upgraded the engine and installed a larger 1098 head, a nice performance upgrade that helps all 948 engines breathe better, courtesy of larger valves and a bigger combustion chamber. These later 1098 heads are a superior design, superior to the original 948 head. The larger head fits without issue, so it’s a wonderful upgrade with no downside. This completely rebuilt head is also built up with hardened valve seats so that the car is now ready for unleaded gas. It runs great!

The car also looks great, and car shines nicely. The body and floors are solid. The dashboard features all the correct switches and gauges in their factory locations. (I love a dashboard that has everything still collect.)

This is a nice driver that will turn heads everywhere you go.

The interior is mostly new, including new carpet, new inside black panels, new door pockets and new door weather seals. The top and windows are quite nice too! The car is also fit with good three-point seat retractible seat belts, a really nice option. These belts retract behind the seats and they are easy to use.

Tires are nice 175s, a bit wider than stock for nice handling. They have seen very few miles.

A spin on oil filter kit has also been added, which makes oil changes a lot easier to execute.

This is a great car for anyone looking for an impressive and attractive classic at a great price.

Call if you would like more details about how to take Nemo home!


1959 Excellent Bugeye Sprite for sale

This is Sprite AN5L 13275, built in March of 1959. This car has a great package of options and weather gear and is ready for a fun drive home!

Meet a Bugeye we call “Boyd.” We owned and sold Boyd in 2015 to the current owner in North Carolina, who has now asked us to sell the car for him. He has put 1600 miles on the car in the three years he has owned it.

It’s a great car, recipient of much sorting when we last had it in 2015. This week, we took care of any outstanding issues. It’s equipped with a mostly stock 948 engine and four speed transmission, with the popular front disk brake upgrade. Boyd is also loaded with a number of great upgrades that would cost thousands if you were to put them in yourself.

For example, Boyd is equipped with electronic ignition, new distributor, spin-on oil filter adaptor, uprated door pockets, nice rubber mats and door liners, recent tires, new electronic solid state fuel pump, new heater valve, three-point retractable seat belts and new steering column bushings. The car also has an excellent three-year old top, new sidecurtains and nice fleece top and sidecurtain bags. A jack (in its own pouch) and spare tire are also in place in the boot. A tonneau is included, but it is a bit tight, and the new owner might enjoy having us make a new one.

All these accessories make for a great driving experience. Easy service. Great weather gear. Thousands have been invested. Interior and underside are excellent. You can’t go wrong. Call to inquire further. This car is available for delivery now, for $21,995