The Sprite has been named the “Frogeye” in the UK, and the “Bugeye” in the US because of its distinctive headlights that are prominently mounted on top of the bonnet and face skyward. Production years for the Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite were from 1958-1961. This 1959 Bugeye Sprite has been in the same family since 1969. It has had a complete professional restoration and all mechanicals are updated and fresh. This car has always been garaged and is never driven in inclement weather. Exterior is Leaf Green and the paint is excellent. Body is straight and solid. The roadster top is black. Interior is black and all components are excellent. The dash is pristine. Oil pressure gauge is new. Carpet is new and super clean. Engine is the original 4 cylinder with manual transmission. The transmission has had a total rebuild and shifts smoothly and is tight. This car performs very well on the road. The test drive was impressive! The current owner and only owner since 1969 has meticulously taken care of this car. The restoration was done by a professional British car expert. All restoration is documented with photos. The mechanicals have always been updated and well taken care of. One look at the undercarriage of this car will clearly show its immaculate condition. This great 1959 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite is located in NC. It is available for viewing by appointment only.