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1959 Austin Healey BugEye/Frog Eye Sprite Racer

Make: Austin Healey
Model: Sprite
Type: Convertible
Trim: Full Race
Year: 1959
Mileage: 88,888
VIN: AN5/55555
Color: White
Engine: 1275cc
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Midlothian, Virginia, United States

1959 Austin Healey Sprite Full Race Additional Info:

1959 Austin Healey Bug-Eye Racer

This 1959 Sprite has been expertly prepared to be a fast and safe vintage race car.


1275 cc engine bored .040

14:1 compression ratio

Weber DCOE 45 side draft carb.

Rivergate Competition 5-speed gearbox

Tilton race clutch and pressure plate

Adjustable Carrera race dampers (shocks)

ATL Fuel cell

Hoosier Slick R35 Compound race tires

Head ported and polished.

SS valves

ACR Hi ten head bolt kit

Tilton Twin aluminum brake/clutch cylinders

4.88:1 Rear end, double bearing hubs.

Willwood disc aluminum brakes

Hawk black race brake pads

Race seat

Roll Bar

Remote oil filter

LCB Winners Circle header

Panasport wheels

Competition vented and baffled oil pan.


Many thousands have been spent building and prepping this car. If you ever had the desire to vintage race this is the ideal car to get started in, for a fraction of what it would cost to build.

This car has been raced in SVRA and VDCA races - its last owner drove this car in autocross and hill climb events with the intention of vintage racing. His health has prevented him from continuing his racing hobby so he has commissioned us to consign this car for him.

Please call 804/421-0295 if you have any questions about this car.

See it and others like it at www.sportscarworkshops.com in Richmond, Virginia.

This is a race car not fit for street use. This car does not have a title or registration. Original VIN N/A