Inventory for sale is listed below

Currently FOUR great prepared Bugeyes are in stock and ready for delivery to your door!

Other great classics too!

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“Booker,” 1960 Bugeye Sprite driver for sale.
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“Sara,” 1959 5-speed Bugeye Sprite for sale
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“Delores,” striking restored 1960 Bugeye Sprite for sale!
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1959 Bugeye Sprite driver with period Kellison nose!
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1967 restored MGB with matching original engine and color! New drive video!
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64K mile 1971 Volvo P1800E for sale, overdrive!
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Restored 1968 Morris Mini Cooper S for sale
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Stunning and rare 1969 MGC for sale, new pictures!

Bugeye Sprite Adoption

Bud and Phoebe know how to live! And they sure look like they are having fun, as they provide a great model for what’s possible when a Bugeye Sprite gets into your DNA (they had owned their previous Sprite for the last 35 years).

These are the folks who traded their red Bugeye last week (with front fender damage, see them in “trade in your Bugeye” a few posts down) for a nice red Bugeye from our inventory. Here they are officially welcoming their new child into their lives, with appropriate pomp and ceremony. We received their adoption notice this week, with the car photo on the front of the card and the text on the back as shown. We wish this new family many happy miles!

We have now sold 199 Sprites (theirs was #196). We have more good ones in stock to adopt, and the next lucky customer is #200!

Gumby’s New Skin

Gumby is no longer vegan.

After an exhaustive study of green leather color swatches, we ordered an entire leather hide for Gumby’s custom interior, and our first “cow” arrived today. A fat cow in South Germany has given it’s life for beef products and we are the lucky recipients of its hide, which will provide a new green skin for Gumby’s dashboard, seats and panels.

This hide came from Germany, where, I am told, the cows have no humps (so yield is greater), the fences have no barbed wire (so the leather is not scratched), and the result is the best covering you can get for an auto interior. The car that effectively started Bugeyeguy deserves nothing less.

Above you can see the car’s namesake (who is cable-tied to the rear view mirror) wearing his new leather toga. The shades of green are all over the place in these photos (depending on how much LED light was present) but the “aloe thorn” green we chose looks really cool with the Aston racing green color scheme that is unfolding on this car. We’ll get more pictures posted as the interior comes together. In the bigger picture at left, you can see the entire hide un-rolled and laid-out over my car. Soon, the cutting and sewing begins.

We had our hide custom-dyed to match our green theme on Gumby and also had the leather embossed with a more textured pebble-grain finish, to make this leather interior that much more special. We are very excited to be pushing the Bugeye interior envelope with this car. We are confident that this developmental project will inspire many more new custom interiors that honor the Bugeye’s past while providing the high level of fit and finish often demanded by our clients.

Bugeyes, as you might know, all came from the factory with vinyl seat, dash and panel covers. But for high-end modified projects like Gumby (and others to follow), only the finest hide will do.

Jenner and Leno Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite

The Austin Healey Club of America magazine features celebrity Healeys this month and Caitlyn Jenner’s Bugeye (which we prepared) features prominently.

You can read the article by clicking here to open a scanned PDF file!

Trade in your Bugeye Sprite!

Bud and Phoebe have owned their red Bugeye for 35 years, so it’s no surprise that the car was a part of the family, and even ended up on at least one holiday card, as shown below.

Unfortunately, Bud recently hit a stopped KIA in his old friend and smashed it’s nose. Fortunately, no one was hurt, and the car faired quite well, although the left fender was destroyed. Rather than hassle with the repair, he quickly called us and purchased our Bugeye “Spring.” Below you can see his two cars at our shop. We found a round-trip shipper who brought us the smashed car for repair and will take Spring back to Bud, the round trip car exchange only took one week. You can see the enclosed trailer in the background that dropped off the smashed car and is ready to load Bud’s new ride! (We didn’t specify a matching red truck, sometimes you just get lucky.)

Click to buy a fiberglass nose

Bud’s old car will get a new Fiberglass Bugeye nose and we will offer Bud’s old friend for sale once the nose is painted. Fortunately, the car was not damaged at all, just the nose.

This is not the first time we have done a Frog swap and we love these reality show-esque quick-change projects. We know there are lots of immobile Bugeyes out there, and spouses and neighbors who have been wondering if these projects will ever move again. We can pick up your project and put a driving car in it’s place, much to the surprise of your friends! Call anytime to discuss turning your parked asset into something you can use!

Bugeye Basics-How to fit a Bugeye Sprite top frame and top/hood

Here’s the first installment of a new series we call Bugeye Basics. In these videos and posts, we will answer the most common questions from new Sprite owners.

Today, we cover the operation of the top bows and top. You can see this detailed in two separate videos below. We’ve added a new category in the right margin called “Bugeye Basics,” so you can find this and other basics posts easily in the future.

In the video, we highlight a few useful products, which you can order at the link below. In particular, every one of these tops is very vulnerable to boot rash, which happens when the clear plastic window gets scratched up from sliding around in your trunk. Our bag ensures your top will look just as good when you take it out as when you put it in.
Check out all of our Bugeye Top product offerings by clicking here.

Fred Flintstone’s Bugeye Sprite

Here’s what happens when a Bugeye with rusted floors gets restored. This was a rusty black Bugeye we put on a rotisserie and onto it’s side so we could cut out all the old floor scabs and then weld in new metal. In case you can’t get your bearings, you can see the footwells to the left of the photo (the yellow grinder is hanging in the driver footwell) and the area all around the spring boxes (with the floors removed) toward the right of the photo.

Once the new floors are welded in place, you can see the beautiful results, and a new Bugeye tub is born! This is a car we are rebuilding for a customer in Virginia, and it will be one sweet black Bugeye with a supercharger when we are all done!