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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1959 Austin Healey Sprite, restored with automatic transmission!
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1959 Custom 5-speed Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite for sale!
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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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Excellent 1960 Bugeye Sprite driver for sale!
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For sale: One 1959 Bugeye Sprite in a bubble

The right needle for a 1275 Bugeye Sprite, or any Sprite or Midget with HS2 carbs

IMG_1585If you have a 1275 engine in a Sprite, you should try these needles. It’s hard to show in the video or pictures, but the taper is slightly different than stock, and it just makes your car work better. Case in point—we had a great Bugeye that was not transitioning smoothly in the mid-range. We richened the mixture slightly, which helped, but the idle went away, and got rough. And herein lies the challenge with SU carbs… the mixture setting is a coarse adjustment that might help one part of the RPM range, and hurt another. So the needle profile is a different line of attack, and in the case of this 1275 Bugeye, the #3 needle was the answer. We fit a pair and the car was transformed!

I’ll leave this up to the petri-engineers to explain, but I believe that 10% ethanol in our fuel requires a slightly richer setting than back when the AN needle was specified for these cars when fuel was ethanol-free. Try a pair of #3 needles and see if you agree that this is just what your engine needs to run on modern fuel.

Click here to buy needles.
**Mini Bugeye not included (although we have models for sale here)

Note: these only work with HS2 1.25 inch carbs, will not work on H1 stock Bugeye carbs.
H1 or HS2 carbs