Inventory for sale is listed below

Currently NINE 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 Custom 5-speed Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite for sale!
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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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1960 Restored Bugeye Sprite for sale, “Palmer,” stock and sorted!
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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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Rescue this 1959 Bugeye Sprite UPDATE

Bugeye Sprite custom tonneau design

Gumby got the proverbial icing on the cake this week, first with his new hard tonneau, and then with a custom soft tonneau too, both of which look great! We hustled to get these done for The British Invasion car show which starts today in Vermont. As soon as this webpost is up, I’ll be on the road in Gumby and on my way North, looking forward to sharing this unique car at a great show, starting on Main Street in Stowe this evening. This will be the maiden voyage for this car, and our longest test for the new fuel injection system (and countless other modifications) we fit to this car.
Above and below you can first see Russ masking the green stripes on the hard tonneau to match the existing stripes on the car. He has already roughed up the painted green tonneau so that the silver will lay down over the green. Wet sanding and buffing will bring it all back up to a mirror finish once the silver is applied. He has to carefully apply the tape since the green underneath has to be aligned perfectly with the existing stripes on the dashboard and rear deck. He has the added challenge of aligning multiple stripes, and also dealing with the edge of the hard tonneau, which you will notice is painted silver as it rolls into the cockpit. It all works, and his paint work is flawless as you can see if you scroll down to the finished product below. The new hard tonneau stripes are perfectly aligned.

Each new detail adds an attractive layer to this car, and I am honored to be surrounded by such talented fabricators who have helped to create this Super Sprite. Each component is a fitting tribute to what we have learned from the 200+ Bugeyes that have passed through the building that this car spawned. So we feel this amazing attention to detail is a fitting acknowledgement of the business Gumby helped us create. This car is “off the map,” as we have created a head fairing and hard tonneau without reference, and only based on my personal vision. This is the one I wanted for myself, and I borrowed and improvised as we could to make the car that fits my taste. I was certain that Gumby had to look and feel like a Bugeye, but that it would be upgraded in every way without losing its soul.
With Russ’ paint work done, it was up to Kenny to take over and make the ultimate soft tonneau for the boss’ ride. We have made long and short tonneaus for Bugeyes, but never a half tonneau, until today. With the hard tonneau in place, the driver’s side is open, and so a fabric cover is required to keep the sun and water out when the car is parked.

This was a fun design project, as we needed to accent Gumby’s new hard tonneau with an attractive accessory that would fit the overall visual theme of the car. We also needed something that would keep the water out if this show car gets caught out in a shower. There’s a lot of handsome leather in that cockpit that needs protection.

First Kenny made a template for the new soft tonneau, to accommodate the steering wheel and the head fairing. It was essential that the quilted head fairing leatherwork be protected in the event of rain.

Next Kenny stitched up something beautiful from green everflex vinyl, which we had chosen to coordinate with the Aston Martin Green and silver on the car.
We had to add an additional lift the dot fitting to the hard tonneau, so we could tension that new soft cover. You can see that mounted on the new piece in the silver stripe, to the right of the head fairing. When we fit the new cover, we discovered that the head fairing portion of the cover would not stay in place if there was any tail wind when parked, so we put in two tenax fittings on each side of the head fairing and that did the trick. Now Gumby has a superb rain cover! Hopefully we won’t need it this weekend in Vermont!

See you at the show!

Rod and Truck Bugeye Sprite, April 1984

The Image at left is from Road & Track’s April, 1984 “Rod and Truck” spoof. They were lampooning their own posters you might remember regularly advertised in the magazine in the early 80s. “Le Dilettante” features a then yellow Bugeye once owned by magazine road test editor Kim Reynolds, who generously provided these reproductions so I could share them here. That yellow car is AN5L 8620, later restored and painted Speedwell blue, the very same “RT” Bugeye we have for sale in our current inventory.

Below you can see the original page that was being spoofed in the annual April Fools R&T, an edition I looked forward to reading every year! Beneath that, you see the original spoof poster advertisement in its entirety.

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!