Inventory for sale is listed below

Currently TEN 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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1959 Austin Healey Sprite, restored with automatic transmission! NEW VIDEO Test drive!
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1959 Custom 5-speed Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite for sale!
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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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1978 911 SC Targa for sale with 65k miles!
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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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Excellent 1960 Austin Healey 3000 Mark 1 BT7 for sale
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Excellent two-owner 1959 Bugeye Sprite driver for sale! Price reduced!
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Exceptional 1960 Bugeye Sprite for sale, beautifully restored!
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For sale: One of the best 1959 Bugeye Sprites you can buy.
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Great 1959 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite driver for sale
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Great 1959 Bugeye Sprite for sale-Shiny driver!

The Bugeye Sprite spare tire tray mystery

We’ve never seen a Bugeye Spare tire tray before, yet it was shown in the original Bugeye sales brochure. Did they exist on early cars and then rot away? Or were they simply a pre-production idea that was in reality too much trouble to make for such an inexpensive sports car? Fact or fiction, we set out to make a spare tire tray for our very early concours Bugeye, AN5L 552, particularly since the tray is listed as a requirement in the Austin Healey concours registry restoration guide.

The numbering sequence is confusing and out of order. Production of Bugeye Sprites officially began in March of 1958 with AN5L 501, and that car and all to follow had welded rear supports. But there were about 5 cars to come before 501, and all of these have bolted rear supports. AN5L 552 is one of these cars.

The first prototypes were registered January 31, 1958. An5 507 (PBL 75, which is the number plate you see in all the early promotional photos) is the most well known prototype because it was used for all the Austin Healey Sprite advertisements. That RHD car is alive and well in England. Our car is one of the first left hand drive Sprites, and could be the first Sprite to come to the states. We believe it to have been built in February of 1958. Presumably, the brochure (showing the tray) was completed around the same time.

We may never know if any spare tire trays were made, or if a few were made and then the concept was abandoned. Either way, it was fun to create one from the Sprite brochure and technical drawings that we have.

Come see us at the Lime Rock Historical Festival and Concours this Sunday August 31!