Inventory for sale is listed below

Currently EIGHT 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-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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Excellent 1960 Bugeye Sprite driver for sale!
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For sale: One 1959 Bugeye Sprite in a bubble

How to mount Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite mirrors without drilling holes

No one ever wants to drill holes in their classic car. Yet we see cars all the time with more holes than the face of a rebellious teenager. Too many cars come with door holes where mirrors once lived, and nose holes where new mirrors live, and we end up welding closed more of our share of these old scars.

The best solution is to mount mirrors in the aft windshield post holes, as shown in the pictures here. You’ll leave no scars. Here is Kim’s reunion Bugeye, soon California bound, showcasing this type of installation.

The only downside is that the tip of your sidecurtain will hit the mirror when you swing the door open wide. It’s a small price to pay given that so few people drive with sidecurtains mounted anyway. And the passenger side mirror is a bit obscured by the windshield post but it’s still quite functinional.

We sell this mirror set in our catalog, you can find it linked by clicking here.

Proper top and tonneau fittings for all Bugeye Sprites

Judging from the array of misplaced top and tonneau fasteners we see every week on Bugeyes, this is a tricky issue that needs attention. So in the video below, I describe where to put lift dot and tenax fittings on a Bugeye back deck.

Some cars came through with short tonneaus. These had a row of lift dot fittings just aft of the rear cockpit rail. If you are restoring your car, you might consider welding these shut and using a long tonneau instead. They’re easier to fit, with fewer fasteners, and keep your deck clean of extra fittings and holes.

We sell both short and long tonneaus in our catalog.

New! Previously unattainable Bugeye Sprite hardtop hold down brackets!

For years we have sold all the parts for hardtop restorations and now we are excited to add a part that has been quite difficult to find!

These mounting brackets are faithful reproductions of the originals, and rest on top of permanent top bow holders welded onto every Bugeye and support the back of the top while allowing you to bolt the top to the car. These metal pieces bolt to the sides of the top above the B pillar and then the mounting bolt and chrome wing nut secures the bracket to the body of the car.

I suspect many of these were removed (and lost) when tops were stored over the years. Now you can properly secure your top to your car with these original reproductions.

Sold individually. Specify right or left, or both. You’ll need two per each top. Three machine screws and nuts (not included) are required to bolt these to your hardtop. Click here to order these brackets (and all other hardtop parts) in our catalog!

The last 20%


This project typifies the value we add to the fleet of Bugeyes roaming the planet worldwide.

Our goal is to get these cars to 100%. This matters. We are dealing with old technology. And old worn parts. And sometimes, sub-standard new reproduction parts. Sometimes it seems like nothing is working in harmony, and after driving more than 200 of these cars, we can tell when everything is working right. The reward is a car that is blissful to drive.

I know that many Bugeye drivers have not experienced a fully sorted car. I know this because I have had too many customers tell me “I thought it was supposed to drive that way!” No. These car are tight, spirited and a lot fun when they are set-up properly.

Back to this nice car– it came in this week from New Jersey for service plus mechanical and cosmetic upgrades.

We added a sway bar for better handling and less bodyroll, as well as footwell threshold covers for a nicer cockpit. We installed a custom Lempert steering wheel made from Brazilian tiger wood. We fit a spin-on oil filter kit for easier service.

The rear drums were scraping the brake backplates on hard cornering, so we ground off the excess material to make cornering that much more fun. Because of a non-working odometer, we replaced the speedo with a rebuilt unit. The fuel gauge was not reading below half, so we removed the sender only to find a swollen plastic float which we replaced with a metal one. The fuel tank pick up was also missing, which effectively reduced the capacity of this tank to just 3.6 gallons. We fixed that, put in the proper strainer pickup, changed the fuel filter and put it all back together. Now the owner can get a more accurate sense of how much fuel is left in the tank, with a working fuel gauge and odometer.

When all this was done, I still wasn’t quite happy with the rear suspension. I have driven 200 Bugeyes over the same bump in our street, and I can tell by the note that emanates from the boot how we are doing with every bump. In the case of this car, the rear thump over our local hump meant we needed to disconnect the rear shocks and evaluate their condition. Turns out the shocks were weak and the rear dog bones were worn. Once we replaced all that, only then was this car ready to be sent home. (many Sprites need this, so we offer rear suspension rehab kit, linked below).

It’s very satisfying for us to extract that last little bit out of these cars, to make them a joy to drive and enjoy, and to help our owners to have that much more fun! “More sure-footed than ever,” reports the owner.

And that, is the the result of sorting the last 20%.

To purchase any of the items we used on this car, click here.

Bugeye Sprite Door Liners for sale!

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Finally! Correct door liners for your Bugeye Sprite!

These ribbed rubber pieces are a wonderful reproduction of the original rubber liners that would have come with a brand new Bugeye, and we are delighted to make them available for anyone who wants the correct finish for the inside of their doors.

At present, these are only available in black, but we have had good luck painting these blue, green or red to match cars of those colors. That said, we have found that the black Mats  look good in bugeyes of all colors.
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We use a high powered contact cement to hold these in place, called “Sta-Put,” but any good glue will work. You’ll need a clean and smooth inner door skin to get good adhesion.

We’ve used dozens of these on the cars we restore and now you can too!

Get your set today by clicking here.

Nine second Bugeye Sprite Engine removal and other impressive feats

We have been practicing and are getting pretty good at removing and installing engines. Our morning warmup is usually to put in an MGB engine with overdrive… something big that puts up a bit of a fight. For a lunchtime “quicky,”, we’ll yank out a Bugeye engine. It’s all in a days’s work as we strive to be the best.

Kidding aside… here is a 67 MGB we have getting a new overdrive transmission, and our silver Bugeye “Dustin” getting a new transmission in preparation for the new owner’s forthcoming 1000 mile drive home!