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AutoHunter Spotlight: Award-winning 1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite

Matching-numbers roadster up for auction


Today’s AutoHunter Spotlight is on a restored 1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite Mk I roadster.

An award-winning car, this Austin-Healey is an Antique Automobile Club of America Junior, Senior and Grand National first-place winner.

Click the red buttons on the photo below for an in-depth look at this Austin-Healey:

During the restoration, the Austin-Healey was resprayed in a Cherry Red paint and given a new black cloth top and tonneau cover.

The interior was refurbished in black with new upholstery and matching door panels. The seller also notes new weather stripping was installed on doors, hood and windshield.

Powering the roadster is a matching numbers 948cc inline-4 with dual SU carburetors and is mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox. The engine received an extensive refurbishment within the last 3,000 miles, including new head gaskets, thermostat, valve guides and cover seals, battery, spark plugs and more.

The odometer shows 51,000 miles, although true mileage is unknown.

This Austin-Healey’s auction ends April 23 at 11:40 p.m. PDT.

Visit this vehicle’s AutoHunter listing for further information and gallery of photos.

Racheal Colbert
An experienced writer and editor, Racheal brings her enthusiasm for collector cars to her role as the Content Manager of the Collector Car Network. Former Content Writer and Marketing Manager in the tech and publishing industry, Racheal brings a fresh perspective to the Journal and the automotive world.


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