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1959 Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite


1959 Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite.

The Doherty Collection

One of Six vehicles which we have asked to find new homes for from the same collection.

These will be offered at approximately 1:30pm ~ 2:00pm with any provisional bids gaining answers as soon as possible

Your next track car?

Extensive research suggests this frogeye is certainly well travelled.

Race prepared Austin Healey Sprite fitted with a Mazda Rotary Wankel engine shown as 1100cc on the V5 document. 

Originally built & raced in the United States before travelling to Dubai to be raced by a sheik no less !!

Before then being purchased by a UK private pilot and shipped to the UK.

Built with a very strong space frame chassis together with an all steel frogeye sprite tub and a light weight removable GRP bonnet.

The Wankel rotary engine was apparently rebuilt by company In Nottingham but unfortunately we have no paperwork to prove. Fitted Holly carburettor, Wilton pedal box and stainless side exit twin pipe exhaust.

Requiring re-commission now, but once complete should see this lightweight ‘go-kart’ go like a rocket!! 

On site now for viewing.

We are open 7 days a week here at Thornton Le Dale for pre-sale viewing, although a quick phone call prior to travelling is advised.

Don't forget. We personally collect FREE of charge around 90% of all our auction vehicles. 

So, if you have a vehicle which you would like us to re-home.... just make the call. 01751 474455

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  • Lot Number: 50B
  • Year: 1959
  • Make: Austin Healey
  • Model: Frogeye Sprite
  • Registration: WYX150
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Engine Size: 1100
  • Estimate: £6500 ~ £7500
  • Saturday 28th October 2017

    • Roxby Garage, Pickering Road, Thornton Le-Dale, Pickering, North Yorks, YO187LH
    • 28-10-2017
    • 10:00

    Our Eighth Auction of 2017 is to be held on Saturday October 28th.

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