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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1958 Excellent Restored Leaf Green Bugeye Sprite for sale, “Luigi!”
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1959 Austin Healey Sprite, restored with automatic transmission!
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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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64K mile 1971 Volvo P1800E for sale, overdrive!
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Excellent 1960 Bugeye Sprite driver for sale!
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For sale: One 1959 Bugeye Sprite in a bubble
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R&T 1959 Restored black plate Bugeye Sprite for sale
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Stunning 1969 MGC for sale, original colors, matching engine, low mileage, price reduced!
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Sweet 1959 Austin Healey Bugeyed Sprite for sale!

Everything you wanted to know about Bugeye Sprite starter solenoids

IMG_8113One of our great customers in NYC called to say his car won’t start, and when he pulls the “S” knob, nothing happens. He says the battery is good and so I wondered if the starter solenoid might have failed-we have seen that before.

Here’s short video that demonstrates how to test the solenoid. Of course you can test these multiple spark free ways (such as with a continuity tester, it’s a simple switch, after all) but in the case of this particular client, a screw driver is what he has to do a down and dirty test, as shown…

NOTE: BE CERTAIN the car is in neutral before messing with your solenoid or you might run yourself over. And make sure to disconnect the battery when and if you replace it. You can order a spare by clicking here…

Bugeye Yoga Class

IMG_1089Most of us at Bugeyeguy are pretty nimble, and Yoga has been a tool throughout the years to keep us in shape. Russ the mechanic, on the other hand, has been a bit lazy with his Yoga practice, so I was delighted see him doing this inversion on his break, resting his organs from a long day on his feet. (actually he is working on the wiring on Mr Barrie’s Bugeye, but I couldn’t resist)

Bugeye Bikini Bike

unnamed-7We were delighted to get these great pix from Edd out in North California, the proud new owner of a Bugeyeguy String Bikini top. He’s field tested it at speed with great results, and has been appreciating the sun protection in the 100 degree heat this week. Edd is also a passionate cyclist, and has rigged a front fork quick release to his roll bar and then straps the rear wheel to his luggage rack. About the only thing that can make a Bugeye look cooler is a sweet carbon bike on the back!unnamed-8

We are really excited about the Bikini top, as it keeps out the sun and lets in the fresh air. Edd said he couldn’t take the car on this trip without this top, as his partner is  particularly sun-sensitive. So our mission is accomplished, one more Bugeye that was able to make it’s voyage courtesy of an improved part that was previously unavailable. This new top is highway ready, courtesy of the secure windshield mounting bar which matches the original style of top. In other words, the top is secured to the front of the windshield just like the original Bugeye top, and is therefore quite secure, even at highway speed. We can make these in any color, so feel free to email if you have a specific request!

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Jim departs in “Tad.”

IMG_1050Whenever someone buys one of our Bugeyes and sets out onto Interstate 95 on their maiden voyage, that always gets our attention. Our backyard section of i95 in the New Haven and West Haven area is usually full of traffic and less than courteous drivers, and that’s exactly where Jim was headed just after this picture was taken, on his trip to the Bridgeport ferry and home to Long Island.

The best part of my day was Jim’s text that he made it to the ferry and that Tad performed great, confirmation that our test miles and check lists have resulted in another Bugeye ready for modern roadways. It’s extremely satisfying for all of us to make another now 56 year old Bugeye ready for a whole new chapter in a new home. Congratulations Jim!

Russ, the (Bugeye Sprite) mechanic

unnamed-6This is “Russ the Mechanic.” While he looks a bit nutty with this freshly extracted blown head gasket in his hand, he is actually quite serious about making our cars the best they can be. He shows up every day ready to improve upon British vehicles, with an undying dedication to making the best possible product, and for that I am exceptionally grateful. He is also the one guy I would invite were I on a deserted island (although I am not sure he would want to be stranded with me), because this guy is really good at figuring out how to solve complex problems with whatever he has available.

Russ has fixed cars all his life, and he’s the best mixed-make technician I have ever met. Occasionally, you can hear him on the morning show on WPLR radio in Connecticut, helping all souls diagnose the funny noises their cars might make. I was lucky enough to meet him about nine years ago, when we started fixing broken Bugeyes together in my home garage. From there we moved to our first shop for about six years and now to our new quonset hut, where Russ has now tuned his 178th pair of SU carburetors. I think he now has it figured out!

Thank you Russ for everything you have brought to our growing business and for the great work you have done on at least 178 Bugeye Sprites, now scattered throughout the world!

F1 Bugeyes!

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Big Healeys have paraded drivers at the Canadian GP in the past, but as far as we know this is the first Bugeye Grand Prix parade. What an honor to have a line of Bugeyes introduce the best drivers in the world! (Actually, I hope they didn’t put permanent butt prints in the back decks!)

Screen Shot 2016-03-24 at 10.16.47 AMThis is the opening parade lap of the Australian GP on March 20th 2016 in Melbourne. Nico Rosberg won the race. Here’s a picture of Nico in the Bugeye that made his victory possible!Thanks to the Austin Healey Sprite Club of Melbourne for gathering up all the Sprite owners to make this Bugeye lap happen!

( Photo credit http://www.formula1.com/ )