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!

1959 Restored Bugeye Sprite for sale-with overdrive five-speed, 1275 engine, disc brakes, wire wheels and more!

This is “Pal,” AN5L 22827, fully restored and equipped with a new Ford Five-speed transmission as well as lots of other goodies. The car is ready to go, solid and well-restored. We’ve just finished this restoration by adding the rear bumperettes as shown below.

The car shows just a few miles on the rebuilt speedometer… this was a recently rotisserie-restored car that was not quite finished when we got it, with engine and transmission issues present. So we put in a completely rebuilt 1275 engine and new Ford Five-speed to finish the job. We love this five-speed set up as it provides a fully synchronized gearbox (even the parking valet can drive it) and also an overdrive fifth gear, which makes high speeds more comfortable and low speeds quite pleasant if you like loafing along in top gear.

This car has all the best upgrades, including wire wheels and disk brakes, which are very popular. The car also has an exhaust header, electric fuel pump and K and N lifetime upgraded air filters. We also put in a new black panel kit and new black seat covers with black piping coupled with new seat foam. The interior is excellent!

There is always more to do on every classic car… There is no soft top or tonneau yet. Depending on the new owner’s tastes, we can fit black, white or blue canvas accessories. Each looks great ( I would choose the navy blue top but white is also really nice in hot climates). Side curtain cores are included, you can rebuild those, or we also sell new ones. This car also has a spare wire wheel included, which is secured in the boot. Tires look hardly used, but they are older, and probably should be replaced to get the benefits of supple fresh rubber.

The underside of the car is great, with new floor pans installed during the restoration. It’s all quite clean. I’ve included an underside picture of the trunk floor, which is also quite solid and in good shape.

If you are looking for a five speed car with a fresh rebuilt engine, Pal is an excellent choice. We would be delighted to send him your way. Give me a call if you would like to spend the rest of your summer with this great car!

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Excellent 1960 Bugeye Sprite driver for sale!

Now available for $21,900.

We have a nice new Bugeye for sale this week, very well sorted, very well put together, a car you can buy with confidence and enjoy right away. It comes with a new clutch and great documentation of a long list of recent maintenance and repairs.

This is not the norm with British cars purchased online. For example, we just helped a client purchase a Bugeye that had been listed online. It was marketed as “perfect,” with a rebuilt transmission, but I was not able to downshift into second on my first drive of that car because of worn synchros. Only a transmission rebuild will fix this… of course this is not what a new owner wants to hear. We’ll fix it for the new owner, but with Mitchell the red Bugeye you see here, you don’t need to worry. This car is really fun to drive and a perfect choice for anyone looking for a nice Bugeye at a reasonable price.

Mitchell spent the last few years in Maryland with a customer of ours who took great care of this car, and now he traded for an MGTD. I was impressed driving this car that it came back with a very short punch list. Everything works really nicely and you can drive this car anywhere.

The 948 engine we upgraded a few thousand miles ago with a larger 1098 head with hardened valve seats and new valves, springs and guides. Drum brakes are fit all around, and they work beautifully, with a firm pedal and excellent braking action.

The underside is quite clean. The carpet is a bit weathered-we can replace that if the new owner so desires-but otherwise the car looks great in the original cherry red that came on the car (it has been repainted once).

The tan tonneau looks great, as does the nearly new tan top. Nearly new windows are also included, and both top and windows come in nice protective bags.

Give a call if you would like more information about Mitchell. He’s available for $21,900 and will be a joy to own.

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Sweet 1959 Austin Healey Bugeyed Sprite for sale!

This is “Yuri,” a 1959 Sprite ready for you to enjoy. He has a brand new fiberglass front bonnet, which fits better than the steel one we replaced. The finish is excellent and the car looks quite sharp. We fixed the driver floor pan and put in am entire new passenger floor pan as well, and new dashboard, as well as all the correct switches and gauges. This is a sharp car and it’s attractively priced at $19,995.

The car has a strong 1098 engine from a later Sprite and drum brakes that we have been fully serviced to refresh it for the new owner. The tonneau is workable, but could be replaced. There is no top, but we can easily fit one for the new owner.

This car was owned by the prior in Florida for about 35 years. He had a minor fender bender with the car and traded it for another Bugeye we were selling. Damage was minor, confined to the front of the nose. We removed the dented nose, put on the new fiberglass one you see here, and refreshed the rest of the car for its next owner. The result is excellent, a very nice shiny driver at a reasonable price.
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Supercharged Bugeye Sprite for sale!

NOW SOLD to Roger in Oregon! Congratulations!!!

Carmine is a special Bugeye for anyone looking for all the right modifications. You can see more about this car by clicking on the photo above on the top row of the home page. This week, I’ve added a short video to showcase some of this car’s exceptional attributes.

People often wonder if modifications like the ones here diminish value on a Bugeye. Since these cars have been customized and modified since they were new, people give them a lot of leeway. Of course some clients insist on originality. Others insist on tasteful modifications like the ones shown here. One of the reasons we have so much fun with these cars is that there is a very strong market for both types of Sprite. From accurate original to well prepared custom Bugeye, we do it all.

Summer is upon us and Carmine is ready for a new home!

1958 Excellent Restored Leaf Green Bugeye Sprite for sale, “Luigi!”

This is “Luigi,” (AN5L 3057). The car is fully restored and ready for a great summer with a new owner.

This is an early thin windshield 1958 car, notice also the factory gusset in the rocker panel under the door, and the early style windshield wiper motor top, visible under the bonnet, all rare features original to this vintage. These are a few of the details found on the first few thousand Bugeyes built in 1958. (Windshield frames changed at about car #5200 through the end of the production run). Early cars are getting more and more rare. Thus Luigi is a very special Bugeye!

Luigi is a fitting name since I just returned from a great trip to Italy, but the car was actually named Luigi by Perry, the former owner, pictured here. He has cared lovingly for this car for the past several years. He brought the car here from Canada for a major service a few years ago, and drove the car less than 200 miles since (near his home in Montreal). While he loved the car, he decided to sell it so someone else can enjoy it. The new speedo we installed a few years back now reads just 161 miles.

The car features a strong 948 engine with many upgrades, including lifetime K and N air filters and better (bigger) HS2 1.25 inch carburettors. I’ll post a list here next week of other features, or call to discuss. There is a nice tonneau included (see picture) as well as additional new side curtains and a good top. There’s also a binder full of receipts and history. We’ll get a top up picture posted shortly.

The interior is leather, the finish is excellent and the car drives beautifully–everything works. We just changed the front brake wheel cylinders to service the brake system. I have driven this car quite a bit over this month and it is ready to go.

The “Frogari” stickers on the A pillars look great and will come off easily if the new owner desires. They are not hiding anything and were put there strictly for decoration. We should also be able to remove the Calgary event plaque on the dashboard if the new owner prefers (the car was restored in Calgary before Perry bought it). We can work out any cosmetic revisions with the new owner, but the car looks great as it sits. Another nice cosmetic (non-stock) touch is the chrome wheel trim rings.

Cheers Perry! Thanks for taking such good care of this great Frogeye!

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59 Bugeye Sprite driver with period Kellison nose!


This is “Kellison,” a Bugeye with a light-weight and sleek 60s accessory nose!

Click to enlarge this period Kellison advertisement. (The original nose was $150!)

Somewhere along its journey, a prior owner removed the Bugeye nose and put on a fiberglass Kellison Nose, a very cool and unique period accessory. This front end gives makes this a special car indeed, and will guarantee a lot of attention at car shows. It’s common to see later Spridgets fit with Bugeye noses, but rarely to you find a nice Bugeye fit with an aftermarket period nose. I am guessing this one was purchased in the 60s because the original business card is still attached to the nose (see photo below). Kellison moved from Folsum to Lincoln, CA in 1963.


AN5L 18695 is a nice 1959 Bugeye with a strong 1275 engine, painted in the correct original Cherry red color.

We did several thousand dollars worth of work to repair and upgrade this car. For example, we put on a new 1275 head with a fresh valve job, hardened valve seats and new valves and spring.We also changed the steering rack boots and radius arm bushings. We also replaced water hoses as needed and fixed a few oil leaks. We changed the fuel tank, fixed the fuel gauge (which has a metal float on the sender, ethanol proof) and replaced any of the older fuel line. We also fixed the charging system. We spent a lot of time on this car-feel free to call to get the final list of improvements, as we made many. Our goal was to make a reasonably priced driver anyone could enjoy without breaking the bank and the car is now ready to go to a new home. It’s now a great driver.

The car already has an upgraded solid state electronic fuel pump, new tires from late 2015 and an exhaust header as well as performance muffler and front sway bar. The car also has a nearly new top in great shape and a pair of original side curtains, which will need restoration, but they are good cores. Air filters are included, we just weren’t finished tuning when I took the pictures.

This is a flip forward assembly for much improved engine access. It’s also significantly lighter than a stock steel nose. I happen to love the look. And if you ever wanted to go back to a stock Bugeye nose, we have those available in steel and fiberglass.

The car drives wonderfully and looks great. If you are looking for a nice driving Bugeye that’s a bit out of the ordinary, Kellison is a good one, for $13,995.

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