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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1960 Bugeye Sprite for sale,”Carmine,” Striking & Supercharged!
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1960 Restored Bugeye Sprite for sale, “Palmer,” stock and sorted!
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1960 Striking restored Bugeye Sprite for sale, “Gibbs!”
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1963 Austin Healey Sprite Mark II restoration project for sale, with 1098 engine and disk brakes
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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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73 TR6 for sale, excellent driver, thousands spent on restoration!
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Stunning 1969 MGC for sale, original colors, matching engine, low mileage, price reduced!

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.

Supercharged Bugeye Sprite Paradise

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It’s rare enough to see a single supercharged bugeye but here we have two together in our yard. Both of these Sprites have 1275 motors with blowers on them. Shelby (the blue car) is the third we have supercharged and we love this mod- not easy to fit properly, but a real blast to drive once done. Check out this fun under hood video:

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Our new line of Bugeye Sprite carpet is now for sale

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For years we’ve seen Bugeyes fit with lousy carpet kits that seem to have been made by people who never actually fit one into a Bugeye before. We got tired of complaining and made our own kit that works. We are proud to introduce a fine new product, that includes all the pieces you need to cover the interior of your car from trunk floor to foot well. (click “read more” to view more pictures and to order)

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We build our best Bugeye Sprite, part 2

We are building a long-idle tub into a special Sprite, with the best mods and all the wisdom provided by the 162 Bugeyes that have come before it.

In this video, you can see more pieces going on, as we prepare the car for a rebuilt supercharged 1275 engine and final paint. The rear disk kit takes a lot of time and fabrication to get it all to fit and work on a Bugeye, but we love the end result.

I have also included a second period video circa 1960 about reliability testing at BMC. While no Bugeye is featured, you can see the same stock 948 Bugeye engine put to the test in the featured Morris Minor and Austin A40. Back then, 25,000 miles of engine life was a daring claim! Check it out!

How to build a better Bugeye Sprite

This Bugeye came to us in a bunch of boxes. Our job: to mold the contents of these bins and boxes into the ultimate Sprite. Our intention is to leverage everything we have learned, from the 161 Bugeyes that have passed through our workshop, into the construction of a wonderful sportscar.

We stripped the old primer off the tub, mounted it on a rotisserie, and produced the sealed tub you see in the video, coated in Porsche Boxster silver. Next we prepare for disk brakes all around. Then we mount a supercharged 1275 engine mated to a five speed transmission.

The result will be the best Bugeye we have ever built.

Stay tuned for updates.

How to build a gold level concours Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite

We are proud to announce that we attained a gold award in the concours class at the Austin Healey Enclave in Gettysburg, PA this week! Our 1958 Sprite AN5L 552 scored 965.5 points. Gold is awarded for 950-1000 points. This was a huge achievement for us!

Each car starts with 1000 points. Then four judges pour over every nut and bolt on the car for two full hours, deducting points for any imperfection. Owners get to watch and learn, while hoping that the points don’t come off too quickly!

This is the first of a series of posts I’ll share about the event. It took us a year rebuild this car. It was a wonderful restoration, but we had to undo a lot that was done on this car and redo it with concours standards in mind. That meant taking off a lot of accessories that help drivability, but which were not factory correct. It was an arduous process, and we now have a lot to celebrate. This car is now the oldest Gold level concours Sprite in the world. (make sure to click “read more” below the photo to see a short judging video)

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