Now sold to Jack in Florida! Congratulations Jack!
This week we welcome back a striking Bugeye we call Carmine (AN5L 37194). We sold this car to a great client in Texas in 2014 and we were excited to have the car back when Carmine’s owner wanted our Sunbeam Tiger instead! This a beautiful Bugeye with tons of great modifications and new components!
“Carmine” is a striking black 1960 Bugeye–there aren’t that many black Bugeyes out there, especially with contrasting soft burgundy stripes to match the interior. The car has an exceptional base/clear finish–the stripes are beautifully encased in a hard shell finish that reflects a deep sky! Come with me and listen to the great exhaust note by clicking the video below!
Carmine shows 74406 miles and has a strong 1275 engine, front disk brakes, aftermarket wood steering wheel, four speed rib case transmission and nearly new chrome wire wheels and tires. Also fit is a nice custom center console for a little more storage, wind wings and matching custom motorcycle side mirrors mounted in the windshield frame-no extra holes to be drilled for these mirrors!
We’ve installed an impressive list of new parts to get Carmine into shape, including new front and rear shocks, new rear wheel cylinders, new rear brakes, new axle seals, o-rings and gaskets, new windshield glass gasket as well as windshield to body seal. We’ve rebuilt the carbs and tuned the car so it hums, and it’s a fast one, with really quick acceleration. The exhaust note is excellent as you’ll hear in the driving video. The car is fit with a sweet minimalist performance muffler. We’ve also put in new black seats with burgundy piping to perfectly match the slick racing stripes. The car is clean, and the colors are striking.
We also installed a new distributor complete with electronic ignition, an electric cooling fan, battery kill switch with removable key (hidden in passenger foot well), LED park lights, turn signals and brake lights. We also fit a cigarette lighter in the dash where the washer pump used to live, so you can charge your phone or run a GPS. We put in a new fuel tank and new sender with a metal float. We fit a very loud air horn and retract three point seat belts. We fit a front anti roll bar and K and N lifetime air filters.
Top and tonneau were brand new in 2014, and show little if any wear. Side curtains are also new, and have never been used. Top and side curtain pouches are also included to protect that weather gear and keep it fresh.
The buyer of this car is looking for a striking Bugeye with all the best add-ons already built in. Call or email for pricing. This is a special car with an amazing list of upgrades and stunning curb appeal!