1959 Austin Healey Sprite Vintage Race Car FS

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1959 Austin Healey Sprite Vintage Race Car FS

Postby Gerard » Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:54 pm

I have a friend who is selling an extremely nice vintage race Bugeye. If anyone is interested, please contact me off list for pictures and add'l info.

Below is his description of the car. Offered at $14,900 and located in Missouri

Gerard


1959 Austin Healey Sprite Vintage Race Car

Show quality, grid ready, vintage race car. Documented ownership, preparation and racing history since new. Originally delivered to and remained in southern California until purchased by current owner in 2009. Complete, high quality restoration in 1999 to 1972 SCCA GCR. Well maintained with limited track time (VARA) since restoration.

Chassis: Lowered springs, tube shocks, front disk front brakes, dual ball bearing rear hubs, competition axles, locked diff, Tilton brake and clutch pedal assembly with balance bar adjustment in cockpit, rear axle locating bar, heavy-duty front sway bar, 51/2 x 13 Revolution wheels with 185/60 Hoosiers, Fuel Safe fuel cell (built inside original tank) Holley fuel pump with pressure regulator, centrally mounted battery, Auto-Power roll bar with forward brace, Firebottle fire suppression system, Kirkey aluminum racing seat with Pyrotec belts, Autometer gauges, detachable RaceTech leather steering wheel. Engine turned firewall, dash, and inner door panels. Original rust free body with fiberglass bonnet.

Engine/Transmission: 948 cc bored to 982 cc, 12:1 compression ratio, aluminum flywheel , reshaped combustion chambers, enlarged ports and large valves, Schneider high lift camshaft, competition cam gear kit with adjustable cam gear set. All moving and rotating parts are fully balanced and lightened with ARP studs and bolts throughout. Crank dampener, oil cooler with Aeroquip lines, custom-made heavy duty radiator and h aluminum shroud, cold air box with KN filtered intake, modified SU carburetors, Aldon distributor, electronic ,ignition, fresh rebuilt BMC rib case gearbox with close ratio straight-cut gears. Competition exhaust header with megaphone pipe.

- British Heritage certificate that documents LA delivery as well as matching chassis and engine numbers.

- Clear Missouri title in current owner/seller’s name

Spares available at additional cost:
Four additional Revolution wheels
Four new, never mounted, genuine Minilite aluminum wheels
Used helical gear rib case transmission
Rebuildable 948 and 1275 engines
Two used disk brake front suspensions
Rust free, no bondo, etch primered steel bonnet in excellent condition
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Re: 1959 Austin Healey Sprite Vintage Race Car FS

Postby dan » Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:27 pm

Would make a great Christmas present (think I'll drop a hint to my wife)
1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite
1985 Jaguar XJ6 VDP
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