1959 Austin Healey Sprite Vintage Race Car

Stock # C10-013
Year 1959
Make Austin Healey
Model Spite
Body Roadster
Trim Race prepped
Transmission 4 Speed Manual
Cylinder 4
Color Red over Black Leather
Price SOLD

Show quality, no excuses, vintage race car. Documented ownership, preparation and racing history since new. Originally delivered to and remained in southern California until purchased by current owner in 2009. Complete, high quality restoration in 1999 to 1972 SCCA GCR. Well maintained with limited track time (VARA) since restoration.

    History includes:
  • Manufactured October 7, 1959
  • Shipped to US October 9, 1959.
  • Originally delivered to and remained in southern California until purchased by current owner in 2009.
  • Raced from new by original and second owner with SCCA in Southern California from 1960 to 1972.
  • Complete, quality, restoration to VARA vintage specs (1972 SCCA GCR) finished by third owner in 1999 who raced it with VARA in Southern California in 1999 & 2000.
  • Minimal track time by fourth and fifth owners with VARA in California since restoration.
  • Purchased and freshened - up (rebuilt transmission, calipers, clutch, etc) by fifth (current) owner in 2009-2010. Not raced due to change in plans.
  • Additional detailed documentation from 1968 to present including photos, build specs, race programs/results.

Chassis: Lowered springs, tube shocks, front disk brakes with newly rebuilt calipers, dual ball bearing rear hubs, competition axles, locked diff, Tilton brake and clutch pedal assembly with balance bar adjustment in cockpit, rear axle locating bar, heavy-duty front sway bar, 51/2 x 13 Revolution wheels with 185/60 Hoosiers, Fuel Safe fuel cell (built inside original tank) Holley fuel pump with pressure regulator, centrally mounted battery, Auto-Power roll bar with forward brace, Firebottle fire suppression system, Kirkey aluminum racing seat with Pyrotec belts, Autometer gauges, detachable RaceTech leather steering wheel. Engine turned firewall, dash, and inner door panels. Original rust free body with fiberglass bonnet.

Engine/Transmission: 948 cc bored to 982 cc, 12:1 compression ratio, aluminum flywheel , reshaped combustion chambers, enlarged ports and large valves, Schneider high lift camshaft, competition cam gear kit with adjustable cam gear set. All moving and rotating parts are fully balanced and lightened with ARP studs and bolts throughout. Crank dampener, oil cooler with Aeroquip lines, custom-made heavy duty radiator and h aluminum shroud, cold air box with KN filtered intake, modified SU carburetors, Aldon distributor, electronic ,ignition, fresh rebuilt BMC rib case gearbox with close ratio straight-cut gears, new clutch, and rebuilt slave cylinder. Competition exhaust header with megaphone pipe.

- British Heritage certificate that documents build dates, matching chassis and engine numbers,etc.

- Clear Missouri title in current owner/seller’s name