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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1959 Austin Healey Sprite, restored with automatic transmission!
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1960 Bugeye Sprite for sale,”Carmine,” Striking & Supercharged!
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1960 Restored Bugeye Sprite for sale, “Palmer,” stock and sorted!
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1960 Striking restored Bugeye Sprite for sale, “Gibbs!”
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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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73 TR6 for sale, excellent driver, thousands spent on restoration!
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Stunning 1969 MGC for sale, original colors, matching engine, low mileage, new video!

The joyous resurgence of a Bugeye Sprite called Gumby

“Gumby” is coming together nicely. We are pushing to have the car ready to debut at the British by the Sea car show this coming June 4, in Waterford, Connecticut. At left, you can see the car secured to the dyno, as we finalize the tuning of the custom multi-port fuel injection system.

Performance wasn’t the only goal though, and with the resurrection of the Bugeye I purchased in high school, we set out to push the envelope and create the ultimate interior while echoing the original flavor and design. Our goal was to pay sufficient tribute to the heritage of the car, while adding elegance and style. We chose to add custom stitching throughout the interior, to upgrade the entire interior without going too far afield.

<It all started with a single cowhide, custom dyed in a dusty light green called “aloe thorn,” and embossed for additional texture. This is the custom color we chose to coordinate with the Aston Martin green and Mercedes silver paint that adorns the sheet metal on the car.

Here, Kenny maps out the components of the interior on the uncut leather, careful to ensure maximum yield.

Next Ken diagrammed the diamond designs we created, careful to ensure the the pattern was symmetrical and balanced. Here, you can see his design for the custom door pockets, which use the original components but accentuate the factory recesses with diamond stitching.

In this image, Kenny sews the contrasting stitching on the seat base to add detail. We were tempted to keep the original ribs normally seen on stock Bugeye seats. We considered adding diamond stitching to just a few of the ribs so that we retained more of the original look. But in the end, we chose to make the entire usually-ribbed center section into a diamond design. (Note, this is the same leather, only the lighting is different, so the color appears darker)

Ken made certain the diamond patterns would align once the seat bases and seat backs were united in their frames. Here, he carefully checks the patterns before he starts sewing. Next, you can see the seat backs completed, and laid out with the leather for the seat bases. Next, Ken made custom silver metallic piping, to match the stripes down the center of the car. Then he stretched the leather over new foam pieces, and with some additional tailoring, the covers and seats were complete and ready for installation.

The door pockets went in next, and then Kenny created custom green check straps to match the leather in the car, stitched with the same contrasting thread detail you would find on stock check straps. He then sewed a high grade German wool heel pad into the rubberized floor covering in the driver side footwell. He next affixed matching green panels onto the vertical surfaces of the car.

Below, the interior is nearly complete, after a good 50 hours of custom work above and beyond the normal time it takes to build an interior. The outstanding result is fitting for the car that inspired the creation of Bugeyeguy.com, and a beautiful acknowledgement of the now 204 Bugeyes that we would not have sold were it not for the inspiration Gumby gave us.

In 1979, I purchased this car for $1,100. It was dented and dinged, finished in primer gray. There were no floor coverings and the seats were covered in glossy metallic teal vinyl. The car was wired with lamp cord and the dashboard was perforated with multiple additional holes. Now, after ten years sitting un-restored in the Bugeyeguy warehouse, Gumby is back, with one of the nicest interiors in the Bugeye world. And this custom interior is merely the starting point for future custom interiors we build into “Super Sprites” in the years to come.

Many thanks to Ken Bugden for patiently executing this vision, and for bringing this sculptural interior to life.

Supercharged 1275 Bugeye Sprite under-bonnet video

We’ve been building a supercharged Bugeye for a customer and while testing this week with the nose off, I was able to make the under-the-hood video above. I love this configuration, with a new single 1.75 SU carb. It’s fussy to set-up but works great once it’s sorted out. The kit doesn’t add a lot of boost but it makes the engine more lively and feels just right to me. If you add more boost, the car stops being true to it’s DNA. I’ve found these cars work best when you don’t try to eek-out the last 10%. Instead, this is a just right power improvement that allows the car to retain great drivability.

We have done quite a few supercharger upgrades and we welcome the opportunity to do more conversions on customer cars. Let us know if we can pick up your car and bring it to our shop to add this wonderful Bugeye enhancement!

Click “read more” to see the listing for our Black Bugeye “Carmine,” supercharged in the same configuration as the black Bugeye you see here in this video. This car is for sale, if you would prefer a turnkey supercharged Sprite.

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1960 Restored Bugeye Sprite for sale, “Palmer,” stock and sorted!

This is a really nice and well-sorted Frogeye. The car is very clean, with a strong 948 engine and drum brakes. Anyone looking for a solid Bugeye with stock specs will appreciate this handsome example. Thousands have been spent this year to sort and refresh any weak areas, and to make this car ready for summer driving fun.

We first met “Palmer,” a 1960 Bugeye AN5L 27237, in December of 2016, when we were called upon to fully sort out this new acquisition for a Florida-based owner. He spent thousands in our shop to make the car right. We went through every system, and corrected any run-quality, braking, fuel system and cosmetic issues. We also fit a new red top and tonneau. When he offered to sell the car this Spring, I jumped on the opportunity to have a car we knew was filtered through our shop. Someone is going to get a great fettled Bugeye.

The car drives quite nicely. The engine shows great oil pressure and sounds great. The interior is excellent. It’s fun! Click “more” below to see the photo album!
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New Bugeye Sprite, Los Angeles, 1959

Albert Armstrong struck quite a pose with his new cherry red Sprite, somewhere in LA in 1959, shortly after taking delivery of his new car.

Many thanks to son Alan for sharing this photo of his dad and the car that was used, among other things, for successfully winning over his future mom. We regret that Alan passed away in March of this year, and hopefully Alan will one day have a Bugeye of his own, next to which he too can strike a similar pose!

MGTD Barn Find for sale-sitting for 35 years!

NOW SOLD and heading to Maryland! Congratulations John!


This 1952 MGTD (TD 21176) has been parked in a garage in Pennsylvania since 1982. The prior owner acquired it in 1975, rebuilt the engine in 1976, used it regularly, and then health issues caused him to park it exactly where it sat for the next 35 years. We recently freed up the brakes (she now rolls easily), brought it to our shop, drained the old fuel, changed the oil, lubricated the cylinder walls, established oil pressure and started it up. The car is is ready for mechanical freshening to make it a wonderful driver once again.

She’ll require all new hydraulic and rubber cooling system parts to come back to life. The fuel tank will need to be cleaned-out or replaced to ensure a good fuel supply. The bias ply tires are old and need replacement. The door hinges need work. So there is work to do.

But there is something quite magical about this car, just as it sits. It has just the right patina, with an older inexpensive respray in off-white that looks just fine. The interior is mostly original, including what appears to be the original vinylide dash covering and the original now decayed steering wheel (reproductions of these are available). The seats too look just right and overall, this car has time-warp appeal. It’s the kind of car you can drive without worry, while still impressing everyone as you go. There is something very attractive about this kind of ride.

The underside is excellent. There is no rust. This has been a dry car. There are a few nicks and scratches in the paint, but the structure of the car is exceptionally solid. Maybe that’s why this car feels, to me anyway, just about right.

The top is good and so are the four piece side curtains! Lots of documentation is also included.

Call or email if you would like to take this MGTD home!

1960 Bugeye Sprite for sale,”Carmine,” Striking & Supercharged!

We just bought back this amazing Bugeye from our customer in Florida who unfortunately had to sell the car because of an injury. We wish you good healing Jack!

“Carmine” (AN5L 37194), is quite special. We have owned this car two previous times and each time, she steps up another level! The car was already well modified, and before we shipped the car to Florida this year, we added a supercharger, aluminum radiator, alternator conversion, new uprated clutch, new transmission, new grill, new electronic tachometer and a completely rebuilt front end! Few miles have been added since those modifications were installed!

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