For Sale: 1960 Austin-Healey Sprite in Bellevue, Washington

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Vehicle Description

Restored 1960 Austin Sprite 'Bugeye' in Red with Black interior. Upgraded 4-cylinder 1,098cc engine. 4-speed manual transmission. Performance headers and exhaust. New tires. Updated sound system. This fantastic little Bugeye is ready to go.This fantastic 'Frogeye' has been completely restored. It's brilliant red paint over black interior is the favored combo for a sporting roadster, and both are in as-new condition. The engine used in the early cars was a 948 cc producing 43 HP, this example holds a peppier 1,098 cc engine out of a later car, along with updated fuel and ignition systems, and performance headers and system. This car is a blast to drive --- nimble and quick with instant acceleration.The Mark I Sprite made from 1958-1961, became affectionately known as the Frogeye in the UK and the Bugeye in the US. The initial design intended for the headlights to be retractable but cost cutting deleted that idea, therefore the headlights were simply fixed in a permanently upright position, giving the car its most distinctive feature. Thanks to the grinning grille and those bulging headlamps, the car was dubbed the "Bugeye" Sprite, or "Frogeye" in the U.K. The Sprite quickly gained a following and they could be seen racing for several decades. Approximately 50,000 Sprites were sold, introducing many to the world of sports cars.For more information on this 1960 Austin 'Bugeye' Sprite, or any of our 100+ High-Performance, Exotic and Special Interest Cars always in stock, please contact one of our friendly and knowledgeable sales consultants or always feel free to stop by our Bellevue, WA Park Place Ltd campus - where we have over 40,000 sq ft of indoor showrooms filled with the finest cars. As part of the Park Place Motor Group family, which includes Park Place Aston Martin and Lotus of Bellevue, we always have 150+ High-Performance, Luxury, Exotic, Sports, and Special Interest Cars always in our inventory, Park Place Ltd is Home to the West Coast's Most Diverse Inventory of Luxury, Exotic, Collectible and Special Interest Automobiles. With 200+ Always On Site, Nobody Has What We Have!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-687026
  • Price:Contact Seller
  • Location:Bellevue, Washington
  • Year:1960
  • Make:Austin-Healey
  • Model:Sprite
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:MC605
  • VIN:8AE32322