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  • July20th


    Sunday morning was always car time, when my dad and I would pour over the New York Times Sunday classifieds and look at what cool old cars might be for sale. Then we would go out exploring! So here’s the modern Sunday morning video equivalent now that classifieds routinely come to life… a youtube Bugeye Drive in Heathcote, our cool yellow Bugeye for sale. Come for a drive with Bodhi and me!

    IMG_0176This is Heathcote, AN5L 7840, built in late 1958 and then sold (and titled) in 1959. He comes with a Heritage certificate that confirms the build date and primrose yellow as the original color with black trim.

    This is a sweetheart that was extremely well restored a number of years ago and then driven by a meticulous owner in the midwest. He was stored in the winter and always babied, never abused. Everything is documented, including each fuel fill-up through the years, in a hand written dog-eared notebook. Read More

  • July16th

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    We have another great article in the July, 2014 issue of Hemmings Sports and Exotic Car! (you can see their first article about our cars featuring three different Bugeyes at the top of our homepage) This new one is all about the blown Bugeye we built for a great customer in Vancouver. Click the link below to read the article! Thanks to David Lachance for another great Bugeye Story!

    In the top picture, you can see the car as it looked once completed. In the picture beneath, you can see David shooting his detail pictures on his visit. The supercharger is a fantastic upgrade. We have kits in stock if you want us to build a blower Bugeye for you!

    Click here to read Hemmings Sports and Exotic Car July 2014 “Blower Bugeye” article

  • July6th

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    1975 is a tad chronologically North of our usual lineup, but here’s a macho Triumph that delivers all the British sports car fun anyone needs, and at a particularly attractive price of just $11,900. Nothing sounds quite like a TR6, and this one has had extensive engine upgrades with all new carbs and a mean four-tip performance exhaust. The interior is really nice… the floors are rock solid… so off you go for your blissful summer in this sports car at full growl.

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  • July4th

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    Looking for a race car this summer? Today we drove ours and it was a blast!

    Here’s Russ, master Bugeye technician, in “Fletch,” (AN5L 29594) a Bugeye you can trailer to the track this weekend for vintage races, autocross or hill climb events. (the nose comes off easily with fast pins, we have it off during this testing session) Read More

  • June29th

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    Here’s a great MGB for summer fun! This is the best year, a steel dash model with the most attractive interior, before the cars got muddied up with emissions, reflectors and plastic trim! (in 68 the pillow dash was introduced, and it’s ugly!) Any car pre 68 is the year to have! You can own this one for just $8,495. Read More

  • June28th

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    Here’s a unique opportunity to own in instant hit at any car show! This car won best in show at wheels over the pond in Florida this past winter, quite an accomplishment at a very large all British annual show! Now we have it for sale again, the owner is ready for his next classic! He won his class last year with our former burgundy and cream 100/4 too… he really likes nice cars! And now this one can be yours! Read More

  • June28th

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    Way to go Glenn! Congratulations and this car will soon be headed to you in Southern California!

    I’ve added a fun new driving video below for this car, check it out!

    Here’s a wonderful restored 1960 Bugeye we call “Red.” (AN5L 23380)

    I first saw this Bugeye a few year ago and it was immaculate, the subject of a multi-year restoration. So when it came up for sale this year, I remembered the car with it’s distinctive red lips and jumped on it. Read More

  • June13th

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    This is Hank, (AN5L 45348) a really nice driver you can enjoy all summer long. He has a very recently rebuilt 1098 engine (with less than 1500 miles), a new transmission, new clutch, new performance exhaust, starter motor, oil cooler and more. Carbs were also rebuilt and are like new, all making Hank a great runner. There are a few minor cosmetic imperfections, but is a great driver you can enjoy right now!

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  • May31st

    Ignition Switch Guillotine

    We’re excited to introduce a fix for a really annoying Bugeye Sprite problem! This is a product needed on every Bugeye Sprite ever built! We’ve now added this product to our growing Bugeye accessory line-up!

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    If you’ve ever tried to fit an ignition switch on a Bugeye, you know that the clip that holds the switch to the dash is inferior, and difficult to fit. Furthermore, many of the combination switches in the field are loose and can wind up the wires if you’re not careful-a fire hazard. Too many people over turn the key, and a loose switch is the result!

    We got tired of wrestling with these issues on customer cars and created a clever solution… our new guillotine clamps the switch and locks it to the dash, ending any loose switch issues!

    If you have a loose combo switch, or you are restoring a Bugeye, you need one of these! They are in stock and ready to ship! Each one comes with the two allen wrenches needed for installation. Check out the video below to see how this new part works!

    Get your ignition switch fix today!

    $39.95 + 8.95 shipping and handling





  • May29th

    We are honored to have this blue car come from California for a five speed conversion and for other work. We are delighted that our shop is national in scope, and that shipping all over the country is easy for us to manage! This particular car is super-simple and because it is so solid and so quick, the cosmetics seem irrelevant, it feels perfect just how it sits! (we’ll still make it better, that’s our obsession)

    In the second video, you’ll see the major project underway for “Byron’s” new owner. He’s a serious car collector who wants the best, and so Byron is getting a new transmission (smooth case exterior, rib case internals) and a bunch of new gaskets to try and slow down forever leaking British iron. I was struck by the contrast of raw driver and immaculate show car just a few feet apart, and thus I made these videos, to share the pure joy of transforming all Bugeyes, regardless of their level of restoration.

  • May26th

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    IMG_7202Here’s one of our current projects under way… this car reflects all we have learned from the 126 Bugeyes we have sold before it!

    We have restored all the sheet metal, painted the car black and then accented the rich black color with crimson red seat piping and anthracite wheels and powder coated windshield and cockpit trim to match. While black was never offered by the factory, we feel this is a stunning color combination with tasteful accents.

    We always work hard to retain the original heritage and components, so you’ll notice all the correct switches and dials as well as a dashboard that’s restored to look just like the original. Same with doors and door pockets.

    We upgraded the power plant to 1275 and the front brakes to disk, while retaining the original lever shocks and 165 tires for performance and ride quality (we hate tube shocks on these cars). Also fit is an improved exhaust for performance while retaining sufficient ground clearance. Going too big on tires and exhaust has significant consequences!

    This car should be done in a few weeks and here’s a preview in the video below!

  • May13th

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    IMG_7060Meet the Scotts, who flew in to Connecticut today to pick up their new Bugeye, “Wally,” and drive the car back home to South Carolina. Here they are minutes before embarking on their big adventure!

    We spent quite a bit of time getting Wally ready for this trip, and we replaced (among other things) the shocks, radius arm bushings and radiator, to ensure the Scotts would have a great ride. As with all the cars that come through our shop, sorting is always needed, and Wally got a thorough makeover. We finished the project with a custom matching tan everflex top and tonneau.

    We also hid a cigarette lighter socket under the dash, and in the cockpit photo you can see the gps mounted on the glass and a second cigarette lighter socket powering the iPhone. They’re ready (and they made to to Olde Lyme that night, without incident)!

    We’ll have more updates on their weeklong journey as we get them!

    Their adventure is inspiring and reminds us to get out in our British cars and have some fun!

  • May10th

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    Dot is now sold and bound for New Jersey. Congratulations Larry!

    Here’s a great 1959 Bugeye that looks fantastic in this delicious color of dark green metallic. The car was the subject of a rotisserie restoration about 5 years and 5000 miles ago and is extremely clean throughout, and ready to enjoy. We call the car “Dot.”

    Dot has a strong 948 engine, Weber carburetor, mini light wheels and a performance exhaust with a header. The car sounds great! We’ve just recovered the seats so they are brand new. Read More