Classic and Sportscar Centre

Telephone: 01944 758000
Email: [email protected]

Classic and Sportscar Centre, Malton

Corner Farm, West Knapton, Malton, North Yorkshire, UK, YO17 8JB


Opening Hours

  • Mon-Fri: 9.00am-5.30pm
  • Sunday: 10am-4pm
  • Closed Saturday
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Price: £SOLD

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1960 Austin Healey 'Frogeye' Sprite

757 BOJ was first registered on the 18th May 1960 and spent much of its early life in the Greater London area, based in Eltham, SE9 and later Bushey in Hertfordshire. By 1976 the 'Frogeye' was registered in the North West where it has spent the majority of the past 40 years, moving between Lancaster, Carnforth and the Lake District. We initially brought the 'Frogeye' in through part exchange for a Triumph TR6 in May 2015, collecting it up in the Lake District. We sold the car immediately to one of our regular customers in South Yorkshire and carried out a high level of preparation work to include new track rod ends, new radius arms, rebuilt brake calipers, new rear wheel cylinders, rebuilt rev counter and replacement ammeter, top hose, ignition switch and choke cable.

Over the summer months the car has been used for a regular commuting to work and has proven to be completely reliable. Over the past eight years the Austin Healey has only covered 4000 miles but having being fully prepared in our workshop, the car is ready to use and enjoy, capable of regular use. The MKI Sprite has now come back to us in part exchange and has driven faultlessly from the Barnsley area, cruising comfortably on the motorway. 757 BOJ is equipped with a 1275cc engine and feels quick and responsive. The car is a real user and is brilliant fun to drive. The car has lots of power, acceleration is impressive and brakes and handling are excellent. With the recent brake and suspension work, the 'Frogeye' is ready to drive and enjoy with confidence and its regular recent use should give confidence.
 
This Austin Healey 'Frogeye' Sprite presents smartly with lovely Iris Blue paintwork and original, correct steel bonnet. The engine bay presents well with clean, well presented inner wings and the bodywork is sharp and very straight. The car looks well on a set of Minilight style wheels, full weather equipment to include side screens and the Dark Blue upholstery and after market sports seats are smart, useable and presentable. 757 BOJ is not a show winner, but a lovely, well presented every day use classic that is in strong mechanical order. This certainly isn't for the purist, but with uprated engine and disc brakes, its truly excellent to drive and lots of fun.    

Price: £SOLD