Now SOLD, congratulations Andrew! Soon Emil will move to Ojai, California. Check out “Delores” if you are looking for another really nice Bugeye.
This is “Emil,” a Bugeye we have restored, sold and have now purchased again. The most recent owner put in a five-speed Datsun transmission, thus further upgrading a car that was already a very wonderful example. Now Emil has been further improved with a fully synchronized gear box and overdrive fifth gear. Check out the video below! (this video was made before the five speed upgrade, but gives you a great feel for this car)
The last owner also upgraded the front brake disks to slotted and drilled rotors and changed the chrome wire wheels to knock-off minilight wheels, shod with new 175 radial tires for better grip and braking. The car already has a massive list of improvements, plus we have gone through this car and sorted everything out on this car, so it only gets better every time we see it!
You can read more about Emil (and see a video drive) in the post we made last time we had the car, by clicking here. Emil has traveled under 1000 miles since this post was made and looks the same as what you see in this older post, with the exception of the new wheels and new mirrors. If you prefer the chrome wire wheels and/or the chrome mirrors, we can swap those for you. And if you want to push Emil even further, we can also add a supercharger kit, for more power and fun!
The car has a nearly new burgundy tonneau and no windows or side curtains, but we have a matching top and windows available should you require them. The last two owners only drove the car on nice days, so a tonneau was sufficient.
This is a great Bugeye with a ton of modifications, and the best ones at that. Call if you are interested!