Austin-Healey Sprite MkI ‘Frogeye’ – 1958
AUSTIN-HEALEY “Frogeye” SPRITE MK I 1958
Rare Sprite from the first series with many unique details that disappeared with later series.
*Original steering wheel
*New soft top
*Side windows and spare wheel
*Beautiful ‘chrome’ bumper rosettes
*13″ Steel wheels with hubcaps and new tires
The Austin Healey Sprite was designed by Donald Healey to make sports car driving more affordable, the Sprite went into production in 1958 at MG’s Abingdon plant. The new car was officially introduced in Monte Carlo a few months later, just before the Monte Carlo Rally, underlining the brand’s sporting intentions for the new car. The one-piece body featured a distinctive rear-hinged combined bonnet and wings, topped by twin ‘frog’s eye’ headlamps, ensuring instant recognition and the now-familiar nickname.
The Sprite we offer has some very rare details. Including places of the reinforcement points and the narrow windshield frame.
The color combination is also tasteful, the body is painted in red. A very nice combination with the black interior of which the seat upholstery is finished with white piping. Also very beautiful is the new black convertible top.
The Sprite also still has its original steel hood.
This Sprite was originally delivered new in Sweden.
The body of this Sprite is neat. The doors, sills, fenders, hood and trunk lid have neat fits.
The paintwork is in fine condition.
The car has recently been fitted with a new convertible top, with 9 push buttons above the windscreen. A feature of the first 6,000 MKIs produced. A few attachment points on the hood and car still need to be mounted. As well as the windshield washers.
Are you an Austin Healey enthusiast looking for a rare early Sprite then this is your chance.
We can also arrange the export documents and transport for you. An insurance for 2 weeks is also possible!
We have been trading in vintage, classic and modern sports cars for years with sales throughout the Netherlands, Europe and the rest of the world. We offer a wonderful variety of collector cars capable of providing years of pure pleasure, which you can find online at www.carrosso.com or by visiting our showroom in Oldemarkt, an hour’s drive from Amsterdam.
We have a wide variety of classic sports cars, if you are interested in the specific details of a particular car, please give us a call. We are open to negotiating transactions, we can stock cars and we have an effective and reliable way to sell your cars through our purchase or consignment sales program. So, if you have a (classic) sports car for sale, contact us and we can give you the price your car deserves!
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