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1959 Austin-Healey 'Frogeye' Sprite

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Fabulous 'Frogeye' from 38-years ownership that has lived a life. Sprints, Hill-climbs, shopping and the school-run, the quintessential sixties British sports car.

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To be auctioned by Classic Car Auctions at the Summer Sale taking place on Saturday 17th June at the Warwickshire Event Centre.

Guide Price: £10,000 - £12,000

  • An original, UK-supplied, RHD 'Frogeye' from 38-years current ownership
  • Used for the purpose for which it was designed, day to day transport, top down fun, and occasional owners' club competition at the weekends
  • Well used and well loved, it's been treated to a couple of repaints and a total body-off rebuild between 1985-1988
  • Subsequent continuous development for hill climbs and sprints over the years with much success including three wins in the Austin Healey Sprint & Hill Climb Challenge 
  • Currently running a 1380cc A-Series (rebuilt in 2017) with Webber carb, stainless steel exhaust and a new competition clutch
  • The package has been softened for road use with the 649 cam replaced by a 'fast-road' cam and a 3.9:1 diff fitted for more comfortable cruising
  • The  electrics have been converted to Negative Earth and the hood and side screens accompany the car
  • This versatile  Mk 1 appears very sensibly guided at  £10,000 - £12,000. Everyone loves a 'Frogeye'


  • Hill Climb
  • Sprint
  • Club Racing
  • Austin Healey

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