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1959 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite "The Vulture" Full Race SOLD

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Serial Number: AN5L-11211
Engine Number: 950 Cstg 2A799 full race & 1275 mild race
Gearbox Number: (1) rib & (1) smoooth Case
Logbook: SVRA (VSCDA)
Condition: Excellent
Price:  US $13,550 Neg  Currency_Convert
Location: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48302
 

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“THE VULTURE”: No 55's classic paint scheme, includesh Two(2)freshened race engines: #1: “DONATO 948” Full-Race (compares to David Visards bible on the A-series engine) w/crated Smooth-Case; aluminum flywheel, comp clutch, oil cooler, "oberg" style oil filter, strapped center main bearing cap, Elgin cam, all hardened bolts/fasteners, and #2: "Modified 1275” spare (driver school-ready)Rib-Case Transmission: AND GOODIES: Suspension: Solid linked "Speedwell" Aluminum radius arms; Comp front springs; Panhard bar; 1" swa­y bar; urethane bushings; Disk brakes in front, Competition rear springs; 8 gal.fuel cell; Electric fuel pump; 18" Kirky Racing Seat; Hardened rear axles, double bearing rear hubs: Nearly new Hoosier TD racing tires (Only used for a drivers school) mounted on American Racing Libre wheels.

History

This has always been a race-car (Solid/no rust). This powertrain, was successfully campaigned in VSCDA and SVRA events by the previous owner: . . . "this “948” FULL RACE engine is very strong: . . . really comes on between 6500 and 8500 rpm.(pulling over 8500 rpm before the Brake point on a long front straight). Even at 8500 rpm, that little motor wants to keep on going! Speed: Running a 4:87 rear diff ratio, this computes to over 100mph before the Brake point. Even at 8500 rpm, that little motor wants to keep on going!” (confirmed at both Blackhawk Farms and Gratton.) I experienced the 948's performance for a couple dozen practice laps using a 7400 rpm limit. YEP! It is quick and, YEP! the little engine definitely has room to go.

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