Advertising on behalf of the current owner who says:-
It was a no expense spared total restoration of a US car that I imported 5 years ago.
Every component was restored or replaced.
- Engine: Totally rebuilt and balanced by Classic and Modern Engines
- Gearbox: Original Smooth case box but with 1275 internals by Bill at Hardy Engineering. Re-chromed gear lever.
- Radiator: New from AH Spares
- Fuel tank and sender: New from MGOC
- Wiring: New loom from AutoSparks (Braided)
- Rear Axle: all new bearings and seals by Tadley Transmissions
- Rear springs: Original
- Front suspension: Totally refreshed with new quality parts from Ahead for Healey’s and AH Spares.
- Brakes: All new disks and callipers. New master cylinder with stainless sleeves to correct bore for disk conversion from Gerrards Garage in the US.
- Seats: New bases, foam and covers from AH Spares, professionally fitted / trimmed by Richard Geater
- Bodywork: All new floors, spring hangers, bulkhead, A pillars, inner wings, footwells, boot floor and rear clip – 3 years in Bill Rawles bodyshop
- Paint: Flawless Iris Blue (immaculate)
- Gauges: All restored to perfect condition by Speedograph Richfield
- Distributor: Fully restored by the Distributor Doctor, and fitted with an Aldon electronic ignition unit
- Steering Wheel: Original, restored by Greg Hares
Features to note:
This Frogeye has a tilt-forward original steel bonnet, which although not factory is a period modification to this car – and makes access to the stunning engine bay much easier. It could easily be reverted to factory by the next owner.
Front disk brake conversion using new disks and callipers from a later Sprite, which make the car stop much more reliably.
There are currently no seat belts, but these can be easily fitted.
A gallery of the restoration photos can be seen here: https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0gGDdyTvGewPx3
I have all receipts.
In total it was well over £30k in parts and restoration costs, plus £6k to purchase and import.
This car is stunning. The paint is as good underneath as it is on top, and the panel gaps are perfect.