Inventory for sale is listed below

Currently FIVE 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 Bugeye Sprite for sale, “Luigi!”
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1959 Austin Healey Sprite, restored with automatic transmission!
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1959 Restored Bugeye Sprite for sale-with overdrive five-speed, 1275 engine, disc brakes, wire wheels and more!
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59 Bugeye Sprite driver with period Kellison nose!
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60 Bugeye Sprite driver for sale, “Booker”
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64K mile 1971 Volvo P1800E for sale, overdrive!
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Excellent 1960 Bugeye Sprite driver for sale!
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For sale: One 1959 Bugeye Sprite in a bubble
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R&T 1959 Restored black plate Bugeye Sprite for sale
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Stunning 1969 MGC for sale, original colors, matching engine, low mileage, price reduced!
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Sweet 1959 Austin Healey Bugeyed Sprite for sale!

R&T 1959 Restored black plate Bugeye Sprite for sale

This 1959 Austin Healey Sprite is #AN5L 8620. We call it “RT.” It’s a California car that was owned by several Road and Track staffers including road test editor Kim Reynolds in the 80s (Reynolds is now writing for Motor Trend). It was then purchased by R&T art director Richard Baron (who now art directs Panorama Magazine for the Porsche Club of America, among other things). Bugeye Sprite references are recurring in Road & Track even today, and of course in many Peter Egan pieces, so this car has an interesting history, and it certainly left it’s (oil stained) mark on a magazine that inspired so many of us to ultimately become the car collectors of today.

The car moved East in 1998, where it was restored completely, and purchased in about 2000 by a fellow in Pennsylvania with a very large car collection, and the car has pretty much sat in his heated warehouse ever since. We have acquired the car recently and run through it to get it on the road again. As you can see from the photos, it’s a very solid little Bugeye, very clean, with a nice 1275 engine with better HS2 carbs and a tight transmission with great synchros. The car shows 47,981 miles. I would bet it has driven less than 500 miles since its rotisserie restoration.

The engine compartment and underside are very clean. There is no rust. The interior is new and the dashboard is correct, with all the right dials and switches. The car was repainted when restored in Speedwell Blue, an original Healey color (lighter than iris blue). It’s not a perfect restoration, but it’s really nice– and you can drive it anywhere. There is no top or top bow, but we have just fit a new ever flex deluxe blue tonneau, which looks great. We can provide a new blue top is the new owner so desires.

Check out the pictures–this is a good one, someone spent a lot of money on this restoration, and it’s a car with a great history that will give the new owner years of great Bugeye fun.

Call if you would like to have us deliver this car to your door.


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Austin Healey 100 M sorting


We are big Healey lovers too here are Bugeyeguy (I have a BN2 and BJ8 in my personal collection), and this week we had the pleasure of sorting out this stunning 1956 BN2 with an “M” kit. We didn’t build this car, but it was very satisfying to work on the last 20%, to make a great car even better. In particular, we fixed the worn throttle linkage to allow full throttle to be attained, which made the car so much more responsive and quick. It was formerly only getting about half of what was possible, primarily because of lost motion in the worn linkage.

We also fit this nice blue tonneau and removed yet another plastic sinking fuel sender float that was ravaged by ethanol and on it’s way permanently to the bottom of the tank. We fit a metal float, pressure tested the tank, and ensured that it was wells-sealed.

Check out the video below for a tour of this great vehicle (above). We’ll be finished next week with our 1960 BT7 interior restoration, and we’ll post a new video about that project soon. If you have a big Healey that needs sorting, give us a call, we would be happy to help.

Bugeye Sprite summer nights

August seems the perfect time for Bugeye fun, when we in the Northeast can jump into our convertibles and enjoy the night air, with no temperature differential. Most summer nights here in Connecticut we dress-up like George Clooney for dinner dates in our Bugeyes (at least when the cars are well-prepared… otherwise we wear MOWOG coveralls).

This photo shoot is for a luxury magazine in the Philippines, “Philippine Tatler,” with a borrowed Bugeye. I am betting that this car now has a genuine George Clooney butt-print in the back deck! (We have seen many cars with dented back decks from people sitting (or sleeping?) on them-not recommended, even when there is a beautiful model at the wheel!) But then again, it’s always nice to know the provenance of your car’s butt-prints…

1959 Restored Bugeye Sprite for sale-with overdrive five-speed, 1275 engine, disc brakes, wire wheels and more!

This is “Pal,” AN5L 22827, fully restored and equipped with a new Ford Five-speed transmission as well as lots of other goodies. The car is ready to go, solid and well-restored. We’ve just finished this restoration by adding the rear bumperettes as shown below.

The car shows just a few miles on the rebuilt speedometer… this was a recently rotisserie-restored car that was not quite finished when we got it, with engine and transmission issues present. So we put in a completely rebuilt 1275 engine and new Ford Five-speed to finish the job. We love this five-speed set up as it provides a fully synchronized gearbox (even the parking valet can drive it) and also an overdrive fifth gear, which makes high speeds more comfortable and low speeds quite pleasant if you like loafing along in top gear.

This car has all the best upgrades, including wire wheels and disk brakes, which are very popular. The car also has an exhaust header, electric fuel pump and K and N lifetime upgraded air filters. We also put in a new black panel kit and new black seat covers with black piping coupled with new seat foam. The interior is excellent!

There is always more to do on every classic car… There is no soft top or tonneau yet. Depending on the new owner’s tastes, we can fit black, white or blue canvas accessories. Each looks great ( I would choose the navy blue top but white is also really nice in hot climates). Side curtain cores are included, you can rebuild those, or we also sell new ones. This car also has a spare wire wheel included, which is secured in the boot. Tires look hardly used, but they are older, and probably should be replaced to get the benefits of supple fresh rubber.

The underside of the car is great, with new floor pans installed during the restoration. It’s all quite clean. I’ve included an underside picture of the trunk floor, which is also quite solid and in good shape.

If you are looking for a five speed car with a fresh rebuilt engine, Pal is an excellent choice. We would be delighted to send him your way. Give me a call if you would like to spend the rest of your summer with this great car!

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Bugeye Sprites Make Life Great

This is a completely politically neutral and gender neutral website. We are the Switzerland of classic car websites. We do not take sides. We do not discriminate. We serve clients of any and all affiliations. We only want to bask in Bugeye glory. And we are pleased as can be that one of our cars is in Cosmopolitan Magazine, with a bzillion viewers. Here’s one of the photos from that story:

While we would prefer if Caitlyn was wearing a Bugeyeguy hat while driving the car we prepared, that might not have been as newsworthy…

(And we also have always felt that BUGEYES Make America ((and the world)) Great!)

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Five really nice Bugeye Sprites for sale

This month we find ourselves with a nice fleet of well sorted-cars. We’d love to get them out into the world where they can bring people joy, so please take a look at our inventory if you want a fun car for your August, and for the great car shows coming this September and beyond.

Crane is our nicest Bugeye, immaculate

Pal is our Blue five speed car, with wire wheels, disk brakes and a 1275 engine

Luigi is a very sharp leaf green car

Yuri is quite shiny and a great red driver

Mitchell is another excellent shiny red 1960 driver that has been very well-maintained. We have an automatic Bugeye and other cars for sale too!

Give a call if you would like to have us ship one of these cars to your door!