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1960 Austin Healey Sprite V-8

Sale price: $AU 5,300.00
Last update: 18.11.2017
For Sale By: Private

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Condition:Used
Date of Manufacture:19600100
Manufacturer:Austin healey
Engine Size (litre):5ltr
For Sale by:Private
Colour:Yellow
Type of Title:All
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1960 Austin Healey Sprite V-8 for Sale
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1960 Austin Healey Sprite V-8 for sale

Used 1960 Austin Healey Sprite V-8 for Sale in Australia. Buy this car for AU $5,300.00. If you like Austin healey , you can write up to the seller and ask him about this car.

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1960 Austin Healey Sprite V-8


Austin Healey V-8 Sprite otherwise known as "V-8 Frite" (Ford Sprite) or "poor man's AC Cobra".It was originally 1960 Austin Healey Sprite which was professionally rebuilt in the 1970's for SCCA Road Racing. It has been fitted with Ford 302 Windsor V-8 drive train but has since been converted back to street legal form. To be honest it is not luxury sports car or in pristine condition, HOWEVER it is good solid car with low ground clearance, character to match and power to weight ratio unimaginable to standard Sprite!
I imported the car about two years ago from the United States but have had limited opportunities to drive it. The car has been fully complianced for Queensland and has nearly six months registration on it. 
Key points about the car:* Professional build quality.* Steel body work is in good condition but paint will need touch up. No rust.* It has been fitted with light weight, custom flip up fibreglass bonnet and metal wheel arches which fit perfectly and are in great condition.* 302 Windsor V-8 engine number C90E-6015-C from 1970's Ford Torino.(If you look at the photos you will see the air cleaner says "289 Hi-Po" but the engine is 302 Windsor!)- Starts up easy and runs fine.- High performance cam, typical V-8 sound at idle and instant go.* Edelbrook Performer intake manifold with big (600cfm) manual-choke Holly 4-barrel.* K&N Air Filter.* High-output alternator and rebuilt starter motor.* Nearly new battery.* Big radiator with manual control 15-inch electric pusher fan.* Three-speed automatic transmission, shifting linkages operate perfectly. (A necessity because of the narrow footwell.)* Auxiliary transmission radiator/cooler.* Ford 8-inch narrowed rear end, fitted with big Ford drum brakes.* Drilled front disk rotors with rebuilt callipers, pads and new braided steel lines/hoses.* Manually adjustable front-rear brake bias valve.* Front suspension and steering rebuilt, including :- New spring pans- New heavy-duty coil springs- All new wheel bearings- New offset negative camber bushings- All new poly suspension bushings- Rebuilt fast steering rack (1.25 turns centre-to-lock)- Rebuilt lever-action shocks* Sprite quarter-elliptic rear leaf springs with extra leaves (16 leaves very stiff.* Nearly new Sumitomo HTR200 Steel Belted Radials:-  215/50 R13 Ford rear wheels-  185/60 R13 on matching Sprite front wheels* Mileage unknown, odometer and all gauges were replaced during custom rebuild but currently read 7,444 miles.* Custom centre zipper tonneau cover (functional but needs an upgrade cosmetically.
This is one of kind car and the previous owner has done lot of work getting it to the condition it is in today. It is not an ordinary car, it needs to be treated with respect and while it is low maintenance vehicle it is little quirky and is not for everyone (especially anyone over foot). most definitely recommend bidders come to see the car first before bidding (if possible). The car is presently located in East Brisbane. Preferred payment is cash on pick-up.

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