Friday, May 26, 2017

BugeV8: 1961 Austin Healey Sprite

A few years ago we found an AWESOME V8 powered Bugeye Sprite at the Coronado Speed Festival and the seller was asking a pretty steep price for his well build treasure.  If that was a bit too rich, perhaps you'd prefer the 1/2 finished version for about a fifth of the price?  Find this 1961 Austin Healey Sprite Bugeye V8 offered for $4,500 in Milwaukee, WI via craigslist.  Tip from Rock On!

This car is a unfinished project, BUT the basic parts list is impressive.  Power comes from an all alloy Buick 215 V8 with a high lift hydraulic camshaft, custom headers, mated to a Borg-Warner T5 manual gearbox.  When finished the 225 horsepower will push around the 1800 lbs car with ease.

See another V8 powered British lightweight?


  1. Anyhow it has a nice radiator

  2. Lot of work and upgrades in this one...

  3. Unfinished? Just because I'm not lifting another finger doesn't mean it's unfinished.

  4. These things just look so damn happy. That seems like a very good deal.


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