Inventory for sale is listed below

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

Other great classics too!

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1958 Excellent Restored Leaf Green 1275 Bugeye Sprite for sale, “Luigi!”
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1958 Thin Windshield Bugeye Sprite driver for sale called “Hampton!”
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1959 Austin Healey Sprite, restored with automatic transmission! NEW VIDEO Test drive!
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1959 Bugeye Sprite For sale: Best of the Best!
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1959 Restored Bugeye Sprite for sale- VIDEO @ 70MPH! Five-speed, 1275 engine, disc brakes, wire wheels and more!
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1960 Bugeye Sprite driving project for sale!
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1960 Bugeye Sprite for sale, exceptional and beautifully restored!
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1960 Fantastic restored Bugeye Sprite for sale! Video drive!
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Excellent 1960 Austin Healey 3000 Mark 1 BT7 for sale

1960 Fantastic restored Bugeye Sprite for sale! Video drive!

This is AN5L 25015, a 1960 Austin Healey Sprite called “Rose.”

We completely restored this car-in the spring of 2016. It is one of our best ground-up restorations, and everything was brand new and no expense was spared when we assembled the car at that time. She has a rebuilt 948 engine, rebuilt smooth case transmission, rebuilt front end kingpins and new drum brakes. Rose was also beautifully painted in primrose yellow at that time and the paint still looks brand new. The mileage when she last left our building was 21073… it sits now at 22940, so the car has traveled 1867 miles since restoration.

Rose’s former owner Ron C. has just purchased our “Bees Knees” Bugeye, the third Bugeye he has purchased from us. Ron is the second person to score a Bugeye hat trick… Bill H. was our first customer to score three Bugeyes).

Each of Ron’s Bugeyes has been different and personalized. Ron is moving on to a little pocket racer Bugeye, from “Rose,” an otherwise very stock car. His freedom to sample different Bugeye personalities is actually a phenomenal testimonial for what a Bugeye can do, and what a Bugeye can be. Ron went from a modified supercharged stock-looking car, to this car-stock and 948cc, to Bees-Knees, 948 with just Brooklands screens. We serve all the factions of the Bugeye-sphere. It’s a lot of fun to create the next car with Ron, since he hangs out with all Bugeye factions, from stock to modified. We’ll show you the cool new mods he has planned for Bees Knees in future posts.

Back to Rose… this is a wonderful car. Ron has used it to visit shows and to enjoy on weekends (winning “best paint” one year at the British Motorcar Festival in Rhode Island). He has added a few custom mods, including original NOS Amco wind wings and period Speedster wing mirrors. I had not seen these on a Bugeye before, but I love them because they match the curves of the car. The mirrors feel like the product of 60s accessory shopping in the JC Whitney catalog, back when the car was a car and not something so precious it couldn’t have tasteful mods. I like the mirrors for that, they remind us that people used period accessories all the time on these cars, which is one reason why there are always so many extra holes! (see next post).

Come for a drive in the video below! (this video was shot two years ago, before the mirrors were installed by the most recent owner. She still looks this good…

Ron also put in the Amco style arm rest and painted the piping white for nice contrast. The frog on the grill is also along for the ride.

The interior and the engine bay feature everything new, although with about 2000 miles on it all it’s clean enough to win shows, and dirty enough to enjoy the drive and not freak-out if a shower is in the forecast. The top is like new. No windows or tonneau, but we can fit those…

Give a call if you want to hear more about this fine car, it’s a winner. Super clean, superb restoration, runs and drives great, smooth riding and great fun!


No more errant holes! Our new rear deck template is here to help…

Here’s another new product that will help you make your Bugeye better!

Back in the old days when Bugeyes were just cars and not wonderful classics, people seemed to drill into them regularly, without pause or planing. A case in point is the red kellison car shown above, which was quite perforated before we prepared it for new paint. Kenny welded shut no less than 19 errant holes. There were 6 extra holes alone for the license plate mount (now there are two, in the right place). Notice all the ground welds, each shiny patch is a former hole. Sometimes it seems like hole-filling is our number one occupation! Nothing ruins a new restoration quite like extra holes that the restorer neglected to fill.

Our templates saved the day! In fact, with our dash template, rear deck template and back end template (click to order), you can properly locate every hole and return your car to its factory greatness! Below you can see the template at work, which tells you which holes stay and which ones need to be filled.

With this car, we chose to weld shut all the short tonneau lift dot stud holes and convert this one to a long tonneau car. Short tonneaus are great, but given a choice, the long tonneau makes the back deck much cleaner. Notice in the photo below how we filled all the holes along the back cockpit edge for the short tonneau formerly fit on this car. Now we only need the four rear tenax fittings which accommodate both the top and tonneau.

There is no longer any excuse for a vacant hole!

1958 Thin Windshield Bugeye Sprite driver for sale called “Hampton!”

If you like the earliest of Bugeyes, this one is for you!

This is “Hampton,” (AN5L 3418) a 1958 Bugeye with the original thin windshield as well as other cool ’58 only features. If you are unfamiliar, at roughly car #5500, the windshield frames changed to a thicker assembly, and these early assemblies are now quite rare. We almost never see these properly fit to the appropriate early cars so it’s great to see one shown here. They are more slender and graceful, and it’s nice to see one still in circulation where it belongs. Notice also the long door levers, which also changed to a much more common shorter flavor later in the Bugeye production run. You can also see the correct early windshield wiper motor in the engine bay.

This is a very sharp driver with a larger 1275 engine, rib case transmission and disk brakes, so the power is great and the braking is excellent. The car is also fit with a performance exhaust that makes a very nice noise. A single Weber downdraft carburetor has been fit too. We just put in new front shocks. A solid state electric fuel pump has also been installed. Front anti-roll bar is also present for optimized handling. There’s a nice air horn too.

This car is ready!

The paint is quite good with a lot of luster as shown. We put in new carpet, new panels and new door seals, which made the car quite stunning inside too.

Floors have been repaired. They’re solid now, and you can see this in the photos of the tub before we installed the new carpet and panels. There was a roll bar once, and you can still see its former mounting holes in the floor pan. There is no top or tonneau, but we can make a new white or black one for you if you like. New windows are also available.

This is a strong driving car that would be a welcome addition to any stable!


How to lift a Bugeye Sprite

This is an original Bugeye Sprite jack. Enjoy the picture of this glorious King Dick brand product. And don’t worry that you don’t have one, because these will potentially damage your car.

Please proceed to the video below that explains why the original jack is more likely to damage your rocker panels than to lift your car safely. This video shows how to do it right.

And please remember, use jack stands!

What to do on the road? Call roadside assistance! We recommend one of the “plus” services that provides at least 100 miles of free towing. It’s always safest to get off the road as soon as possible, and even to ask a passing motorist to help push you out of harm’s way if needed before a flat bed arrives. If you insist on roadside jacking, best to carry in the car an inexpensive scissors jack that will lift the car in the locations shown in the video below. Thanks to David in Florida for this question about what to do on the side of the road.

Our favorite Sprite steering wheel

The green Bugeye “Marco” leaves our shop today, and one of our favorites of the many upgrades on this car is the steering wheel. This is a very high-quality product from Moto-Lita, with an improved spoke layout that allows easy visibility of the Sprite dashboard gauges. The Moto Lita brand name is artfully engraved in the top spoke. And it is a name worth proudly displaying, because their quality is superior to the other generic wood wheels you often find on British cars.

A new wood wheel is one of the nicest ways to upgrade your cockpit. The billet hub is so well-finished, you can see the tonneau zipper and seat ribs reflected! You can order this art piece for your Bugeye by clicking here!

How to ship a Bugeye Sprite cross-country

Here are some pictures of the two cars that left our shop this week.

It take a lot for us to send one from our nest… we get to know each car intimately and they have to be ready before they can leave. It’s always exciting when we send them off to their new home.

Our cars almost exclusively travel in enclosed transporters, which adds to the fun, because our cars are usually delivered with exceptional truck-mates who also specify that only enclosed shipping will do.

This week, we sent Mitchell (at night) to Portland, Oregon and Booker to Columbia, Maryland. Booker traveled with a late model 911 gt3 RS, which looked like it had landed from someplace other than planet Bugeye. It has 325/30×21 inch tires on the back (about $400 each). Compare that to the Bugeye’s 155/82 x13 (about $60 each). Compare also 500 HP to the Bugeye’s 45. And 0-60 in 3.5 seconds vs 23.5.

But more importantly, the 911 was PDK equipped with paddle shifters, and the non-six speed gear selector between the seats on the 911 never looks right. I know the PDK transmission is an amazingly sophisticated piece of German engineering, but the truck driver said it all… “it’s an automatic.”

Many 911 owners long to have a great Bugeye (and vice versa). Bugeye sports car heritage lives on in the supercars of today, and while they looked like strange bedfellows, it was nice to see them traveling together, each one more connected than one might think.