Ugg Eye: 1960 Austin Healey Sprite

This next car comes as a tip from JB1025 who writes: How dare you hit my Bug eye sprite with the ugly stick!  I sorta dig the SP311 style taillight treatment, but the front end just looks sad.  Like a bugeye sprite that has lost its friends.  Find this 1960 Austin Healey Sprite offered for $7250 in Puyallup, WA via craigslist.

From the seller:

1960 Austin Healey Sprite

condition: good

cylinders: 4 cylinders

drive: rwd

fuel: gas

odometer: 85000

paint color: red

size: compact

title status: clean

transmission: manual

type: convertible

Customized back in the 60’s

• Fiberglass Nose from Corvette Corner out of San Francisco

• Frenched Tail lights

• Smooth running 948cc Engine (48 neck snapping horsepower)

• Ribcage 4 speed transmission (1st gear whines)

• Side draft 40DCOE Weber carburetor (Overkill)

• Electronic Ignition

• Electric Full pump

• 12 volt negative ground alternator

• Freshly pickled Radiator

• New gas tank

• Front disc brakes with later model master cylinder and separate clutch cylinder

• 5 Wire wheels with new tires

• New bushings on front suspension, (have new bushings for rear that need to be installed)

• New carpet kit installed

• New top

• Halogen headlights

• 0-60 Yes!

It’s not the prettiest car going, it has faded paint and it has some scratches and a few rust bubbles, but mechanically you can drive it away. Everything works on the car, all the lights, heater etc. It’s slow with a realistic top speed of 70 to 75 so it’s not a freeway cruiser, it’s happiest about 40 to 50 mph on a twisty back road.

Many extra spares, Smoothcase transmission, SU Carbs w manifold, distributer, gauges, and the list goes on…..

It’s an unique fun toy!

Thanks for your interest 

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