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For Sale: 1958 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite
in Stratford, Connecticut

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The New England Classic Car Co.
The New England Classic Car Co.
1483 Stratford Ave
Stratford, CT 06615
203-377-6746
Description
 
A nice, clean original car, excellent running, VERY low original mileage, full weather equipment, new cloth covered wiring harness, good tonneau, all new interior (seats, panels, and carepts). Mechanically excellent (engine: 155-165 psi compression in every cylinder, 60+ psi oil pressure).....alas, sufficient 'puffs of smoke' to warrant, in our opinion, a rebuild. At the moment: engine stipped and checked...STANDARD bore and crank (probably never was rebuilt), getting new rings and bearings, new cam followers, valve job.....should be 'good as new' when done (in a week). (the internal problem was collapsed oil control rings, hence perfect compression) Actually, if one doesn't get too close, paint looks fine....no dents, no scratches, just older paint. Worth repainting? Maybe, maybe not. As a 'nice driver,' looks fine. BUT when the engine is done, no doubt, it will be repainted in its original red color. AND THEN? Fresh engine, excellent body (before paint), new paint, all new interior, very good chrome, new wiring....one fabulous Bug Eye. Top and tonneau are in good condition, same with side curtains. Heater works (and on the rare, not replaceable original switch...quite a rarity), all new exhaust, new 3 pt belts, add some modest engine bay detail work (paint the inner wheel wells, etc.), and not be ashamed to bring this car to local shows. What fun. While hard to take a Bug Eye seriously, one has to admire the incredibly quick and precise steering, the willing little engine, ample brakes, and sweet shifting tranmission. But in the end, it is all about the Bug Eyes. Isn't it? Final price depending on paintwork....inquire for details.

STOCK/INV. NUMBER: NE-1958-13
Pricing Information
 
Asking Price
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Vehicle Location


Country
United States
 
City, State
Stratford, CT
Zip
06615
Vehicle Basics

Year
1958

Vehicle Category/Style
Roadster

Convertible
Yes

Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Red

Interior Details

Color(s)
Black

 
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