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1960 Austin-Healey Bug Eye Sprite Zero time on engine SOLD

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Logbook: VARA
Condition: Excellent
Price:  US $18,000 obo  Currency_Convert
Location: Hawthorne, CA, USA

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1960 Bug eye sprite Speedwell racecar. This is absolutely the finest built bug eye. Built by Tom Colby’s Speedwell Engineering, no expense was spared to produce a fast and beautiful car. This car has won numerous races and an award for “best built racecar “ The car has a newly rebuilt 1380 engine with zero time on it, nothing spared for power and reliability. Racing axles with double bearing hubs, aluminum radiator, Special ultralite Panasport racing wheels. New paint. To build this car today would be approximately 40,000, Specs: Engine built by H engineering, dyno’d 105 h.p at the rear wheels. Alum. Roller rockers, Titan toothed belt drive. Weber carb. Engine value 6,500.00-up. Transmission specs: ribbed case, with Richmond, hewland racing “dog” gears, this is a pure race trans that is practically indestructible. extra gears and ratios. Value 5,000.00 (with Tilton race clutch, pressure plate & flywheel.) all rod ends, bushings, joints have been replaced. Fully adjustable rev limiter, Ultra light racing seat, and vintage hand built seat. Fire suppression system. The car was featured in grassroots motoring jan/feb.1993. and won 2 concourse events, the Healy Meet and a VARA concourse event. The car has lightened disk brakes all around special monza nose and custom aluminum ducting. Full roll cage, under cowl, around doors etc. Custom hand formed aluminum tonneau. Recent receipts of $6000, 8/7/07, 0 races on engine. This car is well prepared and is ready to win races.


This car has won dozens of races & everything is documented in the log books.

Recent Competition History

Present owner won 2 races as first year rookie

Performance Data


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