For Sale: 1959 Austin-Healey Sprite in Davenport, Iowa

Vehicle Description

  • 1959 Austen Healey Bugeye Sprite
  • 71,743 Miles Shown
  • 948cc Inline-Four
  • Four-Speed Manual Transmission
  • Honda Cool Turquoise Paint
  • Black Leather Upholstery
  • Multi-Spoke 13" Wheels
  • Twin SU Carburetors
  • Rear Bumperettes
  • Dual Side Mirrors
  • Wood-Rimmed Steering Wheel
  • Black Tonneau Cover
  • Removable Side Curtains
  • Refurbishment Records

I purchased this 1959 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite (PHOEBE)  in 1982 and she was refinished in turquoise over black leather upholstery as part of a refurbishment completed in 2016. The car is powered by a 948cc inline-four paired with a four-speed manual transmission, equipment includes a black tonneau cover, a wood-rimmed steering wheel, removable side curtains, and polished 13″ wheels. Service performed under my ownership included refurbishing the engine and transmission as well as reupholstering the vinyl interior. This Bugeye Sprite is now offered with the manufacturer’s literature, service and refurbishment records, and a clean Iowa title in the my name, the seller.

The car was refinished in Honda Cool Turquoise as part of the aforementioned refurbishment under current ownership. Equipment includes a chrome grille, chrome rear bumperettes, side mirrors, and a single exhaust outlet. A black tonneau cover is included in the sale along with removable side curtains that can be viewed in the gallery below. Paint chips can be viewed up close in the gallery, and the car was detailed in preparation for the sale.

Multi-spoke 13″ Minilite-style wheels wear AH center caps and are mounted with Kumho Solus tires.The cabin features replacement bucket seats trimmed in black leather with a matching dashboard and vinyl door panel inserts. The car has black carpeting, and equipment includes a wood-rimmed steering wheel, a wood shift knob, door panel pockets, and a passenger-side grab handle The three-spoke steering wheel frames a 100-mph speedometer, a 6k-rpm tachometer, and auxiliary gauges. The five-digit mechanical odometer shows 71,743 miles. SInce the rebuild only 109 miles have been driven.The 948cc inline-four was rebuilt in 2015 and features a green painted valve cover and twin SU carburetors. An electronic ignition system has been fitted and the spark plugs were replaced in October 2021.Power is sent to the rear wheels through a four-speed manual transmission that is stated to have been refreshed at the time of the engine rebuild.  

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Vehicle Details

  • 1959 Austin-Healey Sprite
  • Listing ID: CC-1601976
  • Price: $20,000
  • Location:Davenport, Iowa
  • Year:1959
  • Make:Austin-Healey
  • Model:Sprite
  • Exterior Color:Honda Cool Turquoise
  • Interior Color:Black leather
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:71743
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