In Over His Head: 1962 Austin Healey Sprite Mark II, Datsun Power, Bugeye Look

When we had a discussion about sellers in over their heads, the collective bargain hunters/tippers around the world really stepped up their game.  This next one comes from Zach Z and looks like Exhibits A, B and C in a divorce proceeding.  Find this 1962 Austin-Healey Sprite with Datsun 510 engine offered for $2,500 in Lake Stevens, WA. Tip from Zach Z.

This car started life as a Mark II Austin-Healey Sprite, which means that the Mark I Bugeye front clip has been ziptied grafted onto the front of this thing…but that is just a footnote in the list of modifications to this car.

Under the hood is a Nissan L16 inline-4 from a Datsun 510, expect 96 horsepower and about 100 ft-lbs of torque — not a monster, but much more oomph than the original engine and decent aftermarket support if you want to go faster.  But first, you will need to address the gaping holes in the transmission tunnel…

See another project car that comes with a fire extinguisher?