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For Sale: 1959 Austin-Healey Sprite in Meridian, Idaho

$17,000 (OBO)

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Vehicle Description






Looking for a Beautiful Restored 1959 Austin Healy Sprite Roadster? This is it! Do not let this one get away! Take a look at the lines on this beauty. This is the legendary “Frog eye” or “Bug eye”. We bought this from the former President of the Austin Healy Sprite club of America. The car was his daughter’s driver and as such was in great driving condition, we did the upholstery and stripped it to the bare metal and painted with a high quality Base coat Clear coat Paint. It is a former Victoria British Cover Car and comes with a copy. If you can make it to Boise, please come look at and drive this car for yourself, you won't be disappointed !! This is a QUALITY CAR FOR SURE.

This BEAUTY has a STRONG newer, 1100 Engine (1098 CC) - Four cylinder motor in it and running VERY WELL indeed. The motor still retains the Original Dual SU carburetors, Original air cleaner housings / breathers, Original intake manifold and Original exhaust manifold. Sounds good too with the factory style exhaust system. The engine is backed by the Original four speed manual transmission and Original Rear Axle. After driving it in this 100+ weather we have been having I decided to add an electric fan, never had any overheating issues just wanted to have that extra option. No modifications were done to the car so it could be removed if you wanted to keep it original. The brakes were converted to Disc Brakes in the front. The New interior is beautiful, including, NEW ORIGINAL style Black vinyl front bucket seats, new Black carpeting, a VERY NICE ORIGINAL Sprite steering wheel, VERY NICE ORIGINAL matching Black vinyl door panels, VERY NICE ORIGINAL Black vinyl dash, VERY NICE Painted dash, VERY NICE ORIGINAL gauge cluster including a working factory tachometer. This Sprite is nicely equipped including factory gauge package including tachometer, original heater and defroster, original rear view mirror. This car is a great running and wonderful looking Austin Healy Sprite Roadster. This Austin Healy Sprite Roadster has sharp looks, good power! These vehicles have an appreciative group of owners any of which would be pleased to own this one. The suspension and drive train are in good working order as well as the electrical system. All the lights work including headlights, taillights. Speaking of lights all of the ORIGINAL light and reflector lenses are clear, bright and uncracked and in BEAUTIFUL condition. The trunk compartment is also nice and clean.

This Austin Healy Sprite is a great investment opportunity and it is priced right! It is in GREAT condition from top to bottom and from front to back. It will not disappoint someone looking for a good example of a sought after and hard to find Restored collector sports car which is not seen at every car show. If you have been looking but cannot find a Classic British Sports Car worthy of your hard earned money look NO further because this is the one! The Cherry Red Basecoat/Clearcoat exterior finish on this vehicle is cut and polished to a high Shine, showing only a few very very small imperfections and is STUNNING as you can clearly see in the pictures! As for the body; the hood, doors, hand stripped and professionally repaired and painted by the shop that built the car that won “best of Show” at the biggest show in the US and Biggest Mopar show in 2010. Paint color is proper for Austin Healy Sprite Roadster. What a STUNNING color combination, is there any better for a British sports car? The original chrome and stainless was restored or is new. WOW, does this combination look OUTSTANDING on this car and really add to the overall cosmetic impression of this BEAUTY! This vehicle is in nice mechanical condition and it runs and drives very well. It is solid with respect to the overall mechanical condition as well Electrical. I looked underneath and also included photos below. As you can see the undercarriage is in great condition with no signs of any rust and we have pictures of the car in bare metal. Again this is a NICE - DRY - SOLID California - western vehicle. Please pay close attention to the picture above and the 100 ADDITIONAL PICTURES BELOW and this description as they will answer most if not all of your questions. If you would like to speak with me my name is Rob and my telephone number is (208) 860-1171 or you can email if you prefer at As always I tried to get as thorough and in depth with the photographs as possible.

This is one BEAUTIFUL 1959 Austin Healy Sprite ROADSTER that needs a new it YOU?! We have been selling Classic Vehicles to buyers all over the world since 2003. CHECK OUT THE 100 ADDITIONAL PICTURES BELOW !!

Features & Options

All Lights and Lenses are Clear, Bright, Uncracked and Beautiful

3 Point Seat Belts

Gorgeous Cherry Red Exterior Paint

Factory Original Gauge Package (All working)

Factory Style Exhaust System

New Black Carpets

Nice Windshield

Good Heater and Defroster

Nice Original Badging

All New Weatherstripping

New Steel Belted Radial Tires

Nice - Clean - Solid Trunk area

Nice - Dry - Solid - California - Western Car

Original Air Cleaner Housings

Original Data Plate

Original Exhaust Manifold

Original Intake Manifold

Chrome Valve Cover

Rear-Wheel Drive

Original - 4 Speed Manual Transmission

Strong – 1098 CC Inline 4 Cylinder Motor

Very Nice - Restored Convertible Top Frame

New Black Convertible Top Canvas

Nice Original Side Curtains

Very Nice – New Black Vinyl Bucket Seats

Very Nice - Black Vinyl Interior

Very Nice Original - Sprite Steering Wheel

Very Nice - Matching Black Vinyl Door Panels

Very Nice New- Chrome Rear Bumpers

Very Nice - Original Chrome rear View Mirror

Very Nice - Original Style Painted dash

Front Disc Brake System

Original – Rebuilt Dual SU Carbs

Nice Steel Wheels with Austin Healy center caps

Nice Original Read End

Nice Original Hand Brake

Nice Original Floor Pans

New Electric Fan

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1019102
  • Price:$17,000 (OBO)
  • Location:Meridian, Idaho
  • Year:1959
  • Make:Austin-Healey
  • Model:Sprite
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:Inline 4
  • Odometer:42440
  • Trim Level:Bugeye
  • VIN:AN5L9710
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Restoration History:Fully Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Vinyl
  • Engine History:Replaced
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive