Lot 1013
1959 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite
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VIN: AN5L1625 Mileage: 52,500
A true cold start video.

with a 948cc Austin A-series inline four-cylinder engine with twin SU carburetors and a four-speed manual transmission. This engine produces around 43 horsepower. The car is of semi-monocoque construction, one of the earliest mass-produced monocoque-style automobiles, with stressed body panels and no externally accessible trunk, in the name of structural rigidity. All of the panels appear to be original and show no signs of rust or damage. Suspension includes A-arms and coil springs up front, leaf springs out back. The engine hood is a clamshell-style unit with fixed headlights (retractable lights were nixed from the original design for cost reasons) which led to the car being called the "Bugeye".

This is an extraordinary example in a repaint, probably Old English White, and shows wonderfully. The interior is new with Dark Red vinyl seats, with Black carpet. A new top and tonneau cover were added, as well as lap belts. A spare tire resides in the rear compartment.

This lot subject to reserve. For this lot, payment accepted only by wire transfer. 15% Buyer's Premium for LLA live-online and absentee bidding. 20% buyer's premium for live internet bidding through a third party host. For winning bidders in NC, license plate and titling of vehicle will be obtained by Leland Little Auctions NCFL# 7452, provided all applicable fees and taxes are paid.

Private Consignment from a Collector Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

An undocumented restoration has been performed in recent years; The car runs and drives wonderfully.

No apparent concerns.