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!
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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.

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!

Bugeyeguy on CarsYeah!

I am honored this week to join the roster of car lovers with archived interviews in the CarsYeah audio library. Give this one a listen, I share a bunch of history about the evolution of our business, and much of this discussion has not been previously recorded anywhere else. Click here to listen to the podcast.

Check out the library of recordings, there are many great auto-interviews at this website.

“Rescue Me” Bugeye rescued

Remember the “Rescue” Bugeye buried in the weeds? Here you can see the car at it’s new home, safely in a new garage in Virginia. We almost lost this one to the crusher, and it’s actually a sound car with great potential. We’re excited that we could remotely facilitate another Bugeye revival.

This leaf green ’59 Sprite was plucked from the weeds in Grand Junction, Colorado and winched onto a trailer for delivery to Kevin in Virginia, the proud new owner. The car initially looked pretty sad in the small picture at left, but the potential is clear now that the car has been extracted. If you are unfamiliar, normally, a car stored in this manner would have the rocker panel and rear fender bottoms completely rusted away.

This car has not run since the 80s, but how delightful to see the rocker panel and fender bottoms so intact, even after a prolonged hibernation outside. The floors turned out to be quite good too. Thankfully, the dry Southwest helped keep this excellent restoration candidate alive. And thanks to Paul, the prior owner, who preserved this car and offered it to me so that we could find it a new home and ultimately get it back on the road!

Bugeyeguy Evolution

The cars just keep on lining-up.



And so, after extensive dialogue with Bodhi regarding this situation, we have decided to expand. He assured me that digging, while messy, always produces great results.

During the past six months we have completely ripped-apart our nice little back yard with progress in mind. More space creates lots of new opportunities, and we are on the case.
In this photo album below, you can see how we took out a few trees, leveled the property, poured the footings, installed radiant heat, poured the slab, and now, throughout the month of October, we will be erecting the new structure. Our new corrugated steel arched building will tuck behind our 1951 Quonset hut. Throughout the fall, we will be fitting out this new facility with even better resources to serve our customers.

We’ll have more lifts, more storage and more efficient work space, all of which will help us to do an even better job. We’ve already completed our new rear staircase, which helps us access our giant parts inventory faster, directly from the shop floor.

Thanks to all of you for your support: for helping us place more than 200 Bugeyes in new homes, for choosing us to be your parts supplier, for trusting us to sort out and make-wonderful your sports cars. Thanks to our incredible staff for embracing challenges on a daily basis. Thanks to (sports car lover) Jeff Hoover of Tappe Architects for helping us figure out what goes where.


And a special thanks to you, for being the best customers in the classic car universe!

Bugeye Sprite Stowe British Invasion recap

When making a 500 mile roundtrip at a good clip in a five-speed Bugeye Sprite, a chopped windshield is not recommended. It looks really cool, and attracts a lot of attention. But on the interstate highway, the short windshield makes for a windy and noisy trip. It’s better suited for around-town use. I had four hours each way to ponder this reality, on my recent highway trip to Stowe, Vermont to the British Invasion car show.

I tried a few different methods to keep down the highway wind noise… first, my motorcycle helmet… which was entertaining, but a bit hot.

Next my thick ear flaps hat… effective, but also hot. I supplemented this hat with my Bugeye hoodie. And Bose noise canceling ear buds. This set-up kept the noise under control. And allowed me to enjoy the ride in this very highway-capable Bugeye, built with a 5-speed transmission and 3.9 rear end.

Each year, a long highway trip in a classic car seems to become more and more of an anomaly. 97% of the cars I passed on this recent trip had closed windows and sealed-up occupants. Window tinting only seems to keep the people further apart. I like the highway better when we all have a chance for connection with all the other travelers. My highway would have mandatory elbows hanging out of pickup trucks, and vacation-bound station wagons with mom and dad up front, and a pile of kids waving from the way back, giggling after throwing a kiss. Cars on highways today feel more like mobile Darth Vaders, Every smiling Bugeye on the road helps feed the resistance.

This green Bugeye “Gumby” has been with me since 1979. When I got the car it was just 20 years old. Now, as Bugeyes approach their 60th birthday, the contrast is more dramatic. The car is more unfamiliar, yet it still retains universal appeal. But what seems so different today is the consciousness (or lack thereof) of drivers out on the open road. A Bugeye trip activates all of one’s senses. Modern cars seem to mute them. And who can blame us– there is something quite pleasant about the climate-controlled quiet envelope with great entertainment and computer-managed cruise control in a vehicle that you are pretty certain can make it to your destination… and back again!

There were about 500 British cars at the British Invasion and how nice to be with this family, all people who get it, and who understand the difference between motoring in a classic car, and sealing oneself in a tomb.


Perhaps this is how it looks as a culture streams toward life with autonomous cars. Comfort and convenience take control. The personality of our vehicles and the experience of driving come second. I hope that our growing fleet well-working Bugeyes can help change this, at least for those people looking for this sort of adventure. This is one reason I made this 500 mile pilgrimage… to demonstrate that one can travel in these old cars, and travel well.

Only one thing broke on this 500 mile test drive-the fuse that feeds the headlight relay blew, which made things pretty dark on Saturday night. I pulled into a motel parking lot on the Stowe mountain road and started to climb around under the dash to diagnose the problem and realized that with 6 miles to go to my B & B and its superb new cedar garage (pictured above), my LED bicycle headlight would do the job just fine, so I held this powerful flashlight on top of the windscreen and made the short drive home (it’s probably brighter than the working two headlights). We’ll find and fix the short when we have more time here at the shop.

By the way, we won first place.

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!