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!

Great 1959 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite driver for sale

This Bugeye is a black runner and looks great. We’ve just done a major service on the car, and it’s now ready for a new home. Price is $16,995.

We call AN5L/8136 “Becky.” She has a strong 948 engine and drum brakes that have been fully restored just this week in our shop, along with a new master and slave cylinder too. The car looks quite racy with roll bar, flip-up Aston fuel cap and mini light wheels. The racing stripes are vinyl (and removable if you don’t like them–we think they look quite nice). They are well-executed without blisters or peeling. It’s a nice looking shiny package and great fun to drive.


We have also replaced the front shocks, aligned the front end, replaced the combination oil pressure and termperature gauge, heater valve and anything else needed to prepare the car for a new home.


The car has lived in Connecticut for the past 15 years with a local owner. He installed the solid state electric fuel pump, spin-on oil filter conversion, exhaust header, leather steering wheel and stereo, all nice upgrades. The car comes with a good used top and side curtains. There is no tonneau, but we would be happy to make one for the new owner.

The yellow roll bar is optional and would look better painted black (or white) with the velcro strips removed, but we figured we would wait to see if the new owner even wants a roll bar in the car at all. While the paint on the car shines very nicely, there are some imperfections in the paint.

The “A” pillars have some blisters, which didn’t stop the last owner from enjoying the car one bit. Hinge mounts (as shown) are in nice shape, which means any patches installed would be confined to lower outer “A” pillar skin. Most people would leave it as is, because the car has an impressive appearance, shines nicely and is offered at a great price. The underside is very solid.

We have other cars (priced higher) with better cosmetic details-just ask and we can recommend a car based on your budget and taste.Give a call is you would like to take Becky (or one of our other cars) home!


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Why buy a Bugeyeguy Bugeye?

This week, we paved the driveway and rear parking pad. It was a great milestone as we expand our facility and continue to expand our car and product offerings. With all this expansion coming to a head, this seems an appropriate time to ask,”why should you buy a Bugeyeguy Bugeye (or BugeyeguyPART) from us?”
We stand behind what we sell and we have the experience needed to produce great products. Buy from others and take your chances. For example:

In a recent interview with a seller of an old British car, I asked if there were any issues downshifting from third to second and if the transmission was in good shape. He told me it was perfect. “No issues,” he said.

I purchased the car and when it arrived, I went to back-it off the trailer and much to my surprise, I was unable to engage reverse (or any gear for that matter). The clutch barely worked. I started the car in gear and backed the car into the shop for repairs on my very first drive. (We have since fixed the issues).
How was it possible that such a nice guy who was so forthcoming could neglect to disclose something so elemental to our transaction?

This sort of thing happens more often than I can count. Once, a truck showed-up with one of our new acquisitions and the driver asked me who was going to push it off the trailer. I had just bought this car from a national sports car club president… how could he of all people forgot to tell me that his car didn’t run?

As the internet continues to expand, we all have more buying choices. Anyone can find a Bugeye Sprite (and anything else) online, with a seller’s promise of “perfection.” But you have to ask yourself, if Bugeyeguy is having trouble getting cars online that are accurately represented, what am I about to step in?”

Even cars that are “vetted” on social media platforms are subject to the same challenges. Internet crowds sometimes fixate on red herrings, leaving an online auction winner with a serious undisclosed challenge that could not be detected from the photos shown. We get a lot of calls each year from people who say, “I bought such and such car online. I am kicking myself that I didn’t buy one from you instead.”

We work hard to make sure our cars work. We’re not perfect. We occasionally miss things. We are working with 60-year old machines that were never built to last this long. Things break. But we have sent more than 200 serviced Bugeyes out the door and we have learned a thing or two about how to produce a wonderful British Sports car.

I drive every car we sell, bring it back to the shop with a punch list, and when that list is complete, I drive it again and repeat the process. We have the experience to know what matters. We know what might fail before it fails and we discuss with every client how we can improve and accessorize their car so that it is optimized before it departs.

We look at our car business as a partnership. We want you to be happy. We want you to have fun. We want your car to work. We have videos to help you enjoy your car. We sell parts in case something goes wrong. We explain how things work. We answer the phone, often when other businesses are closed. That’s worth a lot in today’s economy, where outsourced phone support is far from satisfying.

What we sell is different. We stand behind our product. If anything isn’t right, call me and we will work together to address your concern. It’s difficult to offer a guarantee on a 60-year old classic car. But we do a great job producing a quality product and we stand behind what we sell.

We work hard to keep our prices competitive. But even if you pay a little more for one of our cars that has been fully vetted, what you get is peace of mind. You know we went through the car. You know there will be no surprises. I‘ve bought hundreds of cars, they are almost never as represented. That’s not how we operate. Let us show you the experience we bring to the classic cars we sell.

We look forward to being of service!

For sale: One of the best 1959 Bugeye Sprites you can buy.

I drove this Bugeye recently and it was flawless. Really. I don’t say that lightly. EVERY British car has a punch list, even if it’s a small one.

Not this one.

The car is awesome. Everything works. It drives right. It’s fun. It goes. It handles. And it looks great. The new owner is going to get one of the best Bugeyes money can buy.

This 1959 Sprite (AN5L 14380) which we call “Crane” was exceptional when we sold it to the current owner a few years ago, an excellent rotisserie restoration that we fully sorted and tastefully upgraded to that owner’s taste. For him we added electronic ignition, spin-on oil filter kit, new tires, three point retractable seat belts, an improved engine cooling fan and he even had us ceramic coat the already deluxe stainless steel exhaust header. But it’s what happened next that makes this car so special.

That owner, (Crane), is THE guy you want to purchase a car from… forget what he asked us to do to make the car great, which included upgrading the engine with a 1098 head with better performance and new valves, springs and hardened valve seats. (We also put on completely restored larger HS2 carbs, a great upgrade from later Sprites.) These are wonderful upgrades. But that was just the beginning.

Once he got it, Crane lavished on this little Sprite every indulgence one could offer a four-wheeled vehicle. The car was stored in a what amounts to a museum, the seats were covered with stay fast protective covers made for him when he purchased the car, and I don’t think they have seen any UV light since the car last left our shop.

This car’s dermatologist would be proud.

One chronic issue with Bugeyes is a small arc of scratches on the back that usually result from the convertible top chafing this area. While this was fine in 1959, it is not the way Crane rolls, so he had a piece of clear plastic invisible clear BRA strategically applied to the back deck, to make a nifty protective layer between convertible top and painted surface. It’s perfectly executed.

Top and windows are new BTW, and come in their own fleece-lined pouches.

He powdercoated the rims too, and these are some of the nicest original Sprite steel wheels I had ever seen, with not a single mark.

When you run your hand along the finish of this car you can tell it has something different going on, Crane hired the worlds’ finest detailer and I don’t know how many hours he must have spent but the car feels like it is sufficiently protected to last into the next millennium. That detailers receipt is included… he spent more time detailing the windshield glass than most people spend on their entire car. And it looks that good.

This is a 948CC drum brake four-speed equipped old English white car with the “Crane Package,” which means it was given everything and anything to make it absolutely one of the nicest and cleanest examples you will ever see of the 1959 Bugeye Sprite. Even the top bow has been preserved in a protective case Crane had us make, so it could live in his garage without getting blemished.

You get the idea. This car is not for everyone, but only for the person who wants the best of the best.


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Special offer! Free shipping on all catalog orders over $99, now through December 31,2017

Our catalog continues to grow and improve! For example, below is a photo of four performance tires mounted and balanced on new Minilight wheels, ready for shipment cross-country. (Tires and wheels are one of the few items we can’t ship for free, but don’t worry, there are still dozens of other items for which the free shipping does apply). We’re now offering this new service-we’ll mount and balance your wheels and ship them to your door-no more hassles with local tire shops who haven’t a clue how to work on old English cars. Click here to learn more… wire wheels too!

We hope you will order your Sprite parts from us, as we continue to cull the parts that don’t fit and offer the best solutions to common Sprite problems. Our catalog has the benefit of the more than 200 Bugeyes we have sold. No one else can make this claim.

Each car has shown us what works and what doesn’t. From us you get the best technical support and tried and true parts that have helped us to build a fleet of exceptional cars that now live around the world.

Please give us a try. Free shipping is available for all catalog offers over $99 through December, an offer you won’t want to miss!

Some exclusions apply-we can’t absorb the shipping cost on a select group of extremely heavy or large items, but the free shipping does apply to about 95% of our offerings-we’re delighted to give you this discount!

This offer is valid for customers with a USA address only. For all foreign address customers, we have also upgraded our shipping options. When checking out, simply check on your preferred shipping resource and you pay the actual shipping fee at check-out based on item weight and destination address.

Why this major artery can fail and kill your Bugeye Sprite

On all Spridgets, the oil pressure gauge is mechanical and thus it is very important that you know that the feed line for the gauge is in perfect shape. Why? Because if it fails, your car will bleed-out. This is a major artery and your oil pump will spill all your sump’s contents on the street (ask me how I know). It makes a huge mess too, under your hood and all over the road.

The artery in question runs from the engine block to a short rubber hose. That hose runs to a long metal line that feeds the gauge. On many cars we see, pieces are missing and/or the rubber is cracked and dried-out. So the most basic repair is to replace the rubber with fresh rubber that is good and strong. Please check yours today!

You can find the rubber for sale online, but it comes with super lame clamps and in which I have no confidence, particularly for my car’s carotid artery. We sell a rubber hose with clamps you can believe-in as you blast out of a corner with your foot to the floor.

Next you have to make sure the metal lines in your car have the correct barbs to give the rubber line something to capture so it will stay put. You’d be amazed how many of these little rubber lines will simply pull off their metal mates because the barb is long gone. We test them all on the cars that come through our shop. You’d be surprised how many are loose and close to letting go.

In our catalog, we are at work daily to find solutions that will keep these cars on the road with greater reliability. We now sell a new kit to ensure that your artery is healthy. Our fittings help ensure the rubber piece will stay put.

Want to guarantee better Bugeye blood flow? Click here to visit our catalog.

1959 Austin Healey Sprite, restored with automatic transmission! NEW VIDEO Test drive!

This is a Bugeye we call “Scarlett,” (AN5L 9824). If you are a purist, then this car is not for you. But if you love Bugeyes and need an automatic transmission (for whatever reason), this car is the greatest thing going, and it could be the ticket to a Bugeye in your life that otherwise would not have been possible.

Over the years, we have met quite a few people who could not operate a manual transmission for a host of reasons (ranging from physical challenges to pure preference) and this car helps bridge that gap. We had one other auto Bug with an Opel driveline, which went into service in Louisiana to provide a lot of smiles for a collector and his wife. This one is extremely well done, as you can see in the new video below. I’m not sure when and if we will ever have another!

This car is very well-restored with a 1.4 liter Chevette drivetrain and three speed automatic transmission with an electric overdrive fourth speed. The engine has about 52 horsepower, perhaps a bit more since a nice header is installed. Compared to a 43 HP stock 948 Bugeye, the power plant feels more than adequate–not quite as quick as a 1275 Bugeye but quicker than a 948 car.

It was built about 15 years ago in Texas, then sold roughly ten years ago to a couple in Virginia. The odometer currently shows 13,763 miles, and it looks to me that this is the mileage that was put on the car since the restoration over the past 15 years. They used the car regularly without issue. Everything looks quite clean. It is common for restorers to zero out mileage after a massive project such as this one. As with most British cars of this vintage, actual mileage is unknown.

The finish is excellent and shines beautifully. The builder removed the beading strips on the top of the nose and fenders, which always makes Bugeyes look cleaner. This too was very well executed, as was a very smart bonnet lock in the footwells the locks down the flip forward nose.

Footwell floor panels were also replaced during the restoration, thus ensuring a solid underside. An impressive cross brace was also welded under the car, to keep everything strong. You can also see the transmission cooler underneath the car. It’s up out of harms’ way.

The fabricator who built this Sprite did an admirable job fitting the driveline and trimming the cabin. It’s all very clean and well customized. The GM transmission is of course wider than the standard Sprite gearbox, but by removing the battery and heater shelf, everything fits just fine. The transmission tunnel in the cockpit is also slightly wider, and very well executed. The large radiator is clearly up to the task of keeping everything cool, with two substantial electric fans mounted to help when needed. The car drives quite nicely. Front disk brakes are also fit and the stopping power is quite good. Roll bar is nice, as are the quite useable fender mirrors.

Check out the short video above for a more detailed look at the installation and controls. This car is well-sorted and ready to go. Too often, this sort of project is a bit half-baked. But this car was lucky to meet a great builder, who made a very well-modified user-friendly Sprite that has stood-up to the test of almost 15k miles, and seems to be ready for a whole lot more! Note: This car was built in 1959 but is titled as a 1960 model. Many British cars seem to have been titled in the year after their manufacture, perhaps they sat for a winter and were sold the following Spring?

Call or email if you would like to take Scarlett home!

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Great 1959 Bugeye Sprite for sale-Shiny driver!

“Marco” (AN5L 15432) is a 1959 Bugeye and a very nice Sprite that feels just right, with an exceptionally shiny paint job on a very straight and unmolested body. I purchased this car from a friend who has collected Bugeyes all his life. He has had this car for more than 20 years and had it painted about five years ago. The car shines beautifully. He had four Bugeyes when I met him, and none of them were used very much, so this car has been mostly sitting for the past 20 or more years.

Marco is fit with a 1275 engine and HS2 carbs, with a larger throat than the original H1 carbs that would come with a 948 engine. The 1275 is quick and the car is a joy to drive. Brakes are drum all around, and stop the car nicely.

We’ve just lowered the rear with our shim kit to make the car look level and we have also fit our ignition guillotine to better secure the ignition switch to the dashboard. Great lifetime K&N air filter elements are also fit in the stock air filter housings. We refreshed the brakes and replaced the rear flexible brake line.


Marco’s restoration is not brand new, and it doesn’t need to be. You might say this car looks like a much more expensive freshly restored car, without the extra cost–it’s an extremely nice driver. We’ve put in brand new carpet and panels so the interior looks great. The seats are a bit older, but still have plenty of life.

The car comes with an older top that will get you home in the event of sudden shower. Also included are aluminum side curtains that need restoration but are the correct aluminum original type. The car would look stunning with a tan top and tonneau, which we can fit on the car if so desired by the new owner.

You’ll see more than 50 photos by clicking read more. Call if you would like us to ship Marco to your door! [Read more…]

Bugeye Sprite dashboard fitting template


There is a sea of fittings on this car-are they in the right place? (yes, this car has a short tonneau, and these are the proper fittings…)

Top and tonneau fittings are an ongoing issue on Bugeyes. Holes are left open on some cars, new holes are drilled in the wrong place, and in general, the factory fittings and placements are getting lost. This is such a common issue that we have made a series of templates to help people locate the proper holes.

This new template is for the dashboard specifically, which originally held three lift dot fittings for both the short and long tonneaus. That template joins the others that we sell in our Bugeyeguyparts catalog, to help people drill the correct holes on the back deck too. You can see a video about dash fittings below, part of our commitment to help people get their holes in the right places!

You can order a dash template by clicking here.

Who drives Bugeye Sprites?


Heather brought us her Bugeye this week for sorting-she bought it online, and it’s not as sure-footed as she would like-we’ll fix it, and extract that last 20% to make this nice car into a spectacular driver!

Of note: this is the first Bugeye we’ve ever had delivered in a horse trailer.

It’s the first time a Bugeye ever came to us with it’s own custom satin sheets and pajamas.

It’s also the first time anyone ever dressed-up after dropping off their car (actually she was heading to a concert).

We’ll take her new purchase and fix the various rattles and noises, and upgrade the interior cosmetics, and then back into the horse trailer it goes for the trip home!

Thank you Heather, for the opportunity to make your car great!

1978 911 SC Targa for sale with 65k miles!


So many British car owners we meet confess they also love air-cooled 911s. I was lucky to have a dad who loved these cars, so I love them too and I’m always on the lookout for good ones. I bought this car as part of a larger collection, and I have been holding this 1978 911SC for about four years in my own small collection but I am not using it and it’s time to send it to a new home.

This car is unspoiled and feels like a time capsule. Everything is as it was when it left the factory, except the steering wheel, which is a very nice and high-quality “Dino” brand replacement. Coco mats help evoke the spirit of the era, as does the distinctive and simple mechanical targa top. By the way, have you seen the current 911 targa tops in operation? The entire rear window lifts up automatically and a motorized assemblage of levers and arms moves the top into the back of the car. It’s an engineering marvel, and I shudder to think of the repair costs down the road.

This is not that.

This is a top removed by flipping two levers. The top assembly easily collapses to fit in the trunk. Simple. From another era.

In fact, the window mechanism is also simple, this is a wind-up window car without factory A/C. In the engine bay you can see the air pump bracket, which we removed when we last serviced the car, because it was in the way and no longer connected anyway. I have saved all the pieces in a box to travel with the car.

Included are the two factory sales brochures from 1978, which verify the accuracy of this example (see photo album below). When you get into this car, the factory shag carpet and colors stand out because this seems nothing like modern automotive color palettes. When did you last see a dark brown car? For me, that’s what makes this car particularly special.

Turn the key and iconic round warning lights come to life. (These are the same lights I would see in the ’69 911S my dad once owned- this car gets you that look and feel without breaking the bank). I have a 1997 993 as well, and that car’s square warning lights (and there are a lot of them) just don’t as beautifully convey the soul of a 911. This dashboard is much more reminiscent of the older cars, which is one reason I love this vintage so much–more affordable, but still with the heritage and feel of the early 911s.

This car certainly seems to have spent much of it’s life garaged, the dashboard and gauges are great, they are not sun-faded or worn and there are no cracks in the dashboard. Thus the car looks much it would have in 1978. The interior is excellent.

The car comes with a notebook full of receipts and information from the prior owner, including the Porsche COA as shown. It was repainted once and shines beautifully. Everything works (except the horn) and it’s a blast to drive. The transmission is excellent, with no complaints from the synchros and the gearbox is a joy, with easy downshifting.

We have done a bit of maintenance on this car during my four years of ownership. We added a new premium Deka battery two years ago. We changed one rear wheel bearing and rebuilt both front calipers. We adjusted the valves, put in new gaskets, changed the injectors, air filter, plugs, wires, cap and rotor, as well as the oil, which has few miles on it since. New tires will be mounted this coming week.

This car has the original engine, as verified by the pictured Porsche COA (see photos below). The timing chain tensioners were upgraded by the former owner about ten years ago. Receipts are included.

The car is a blast to drive! $34,995. Click “more” to see photo album! [Read more…]