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!

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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1960 Bugeye Sprite for sale,”Carmine,” Striking & Supercharged!

We just bought back this amazing Bugeye from our customer in Florida who unfortunately had to sell the car because of an injury. We wish you good healing Jack!

“Carmine” (AN5L 37194), is quite special. We have owned this car two previous times and each time, she steps up another level! The car was already well modified, and before we shipped the car to Florida this year, we added a supercharger, aluminum radiator, alternator conversion, new uprated clutch, new transmission, new grill, new electronic tachometer and a completely rebuilt front end! Few miles have been added since those modifications were installed!

Check out the new supercharged engine pictures by clicking “more” below!

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1960 Striking restored Bugeye Sprite for sale, “Gibbs!”

This is “Gibbs,” (AN5L 43622) an excellent Bugeye just painted in a handsome metallic (Chevy) green. The car is restored and quite solid, with the original engine rebuilt and still in place.

This is a a great Bugeye, with a lot of restoration work recently completed. Any rust was removed and new metal was welded in place. The paint is quite nice. It’s all new work. I particularly like the light undercoating applied to the underside and inside of the boot. It’s black, uniform and tidy, making for a nice finished look in the trunk and under the entire car. It’s not gooped up like a lot of undercoat jobs.

The engine is a recently rebuilt 948, mated to a smooth case transmission. The wheels are new minilight-type, and the tires are nearly new too. Brakes are drums all around, with all new hydraulic parts.

We have just gone through the car and upgraded it to rebuilt HS2 carbs, a welcome improvement. We’ve also put in new rear shocks. Compression is 120 in all cylinders and oil pressure is also good. The car is great to drive and good fun!

A nice top is included, as are good side curtains. An electric fuel pump upgrade has also been fit. No tonneau, but we can fit one for the new owner.

The floor coverings could be improved-currently, rubber mat is in place, but we can upgrade the interior for the new owner with new carpet or a new hardura kit is the new owner so desires. Seats are very nice, black with matching green piping. No heater is fit-the car formerly lived down south where one was not needed. We also sell heater kits if the new owner prefers.

This restored car shines brilliantly and is available now for immediate driving fun! Please call or email for more information!

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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.

The car needed a valve job so we just put on a new head with hardened seats and new valves and springs and the car drives great. 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.

The car already has an upgraded solid state electronic fuel pump, new tires 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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60 Bugeye Sprite driver for sale, “Booker”

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Here’s a nice 1960 Bugeye driver that’s ready to enjoy! Come for a drive with me in the new video posted below!

We have just completed a major engine-out service that included a new clutch, new rebuilt transmission and new timing chain and gears, as well as new seals and gaskets. Now the car purrs, and the transmission shifts beautifully!

I recently found this Bugeye in a warehouse, where it was parked year ago, collecting dust and waiting for a new clutch. Now that this work is all done, the car is great to drive and ready for a new home! We’ve also just freshened all systems with new front brakes and wheel cylinders, replaced the radius arm bushings, properly shimmed the steering column, tuned the engine and adjusted the valves, all to prepare the car for the next owner. The car has also been completely rewired to stock specs, the entire wiring harness is also new, an excellent reproduction of the original.

Silver and burgundy is a knock-out color combo and we have brightened it up with a new carpet kit and matching new interior panels, door pockets and a matching ever-flex tonneau. A good black top is also included (a matching new red one is also available) and original side curtains for rebuild are also included.

AN5L 23910 is a very solid car with recently repaired floor panels. The car has a strong 948 engine mated to the rebuilt original smooth case transmission as mentioned above. The flip-forward nose is a nice addition since it makes engine access a delight. We fit nice leather hold down straps. Tires are nearly new radials, another bonus! This week we fit a new fuel tank and pressure tested the fuel sender, so it is ready to go.

This is a great driving stock Bugeye you can enjoy right now, at a very reasonable price! $17,495. Call or email with questions, or if you are ready to take this car home!

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Passion for the Preservation of Austin Healey Bugeye Sprites

At Bugeyeguy.com, you can count on us to offer a wide selection of great Bugeyes at prices to suit all budgets. From completely stock to radically modified, we work hard to maintain a great inventory of at least ten great Sprites. We cater to buyers around the world who are looking to get into a turn-key car.

Each of these cars carries with it the passion and care of its former owners. Each car has been further improved in our workshop, where we use our wealth of Bugeye experience to make these cars their very best.

We are crazy about these cars. We love their big personalities, the stories that come with them, the people who have traveled millions of miles in them, and the simple systems that drive them. We are committed to improving these special vehicles and to the mastery of their preservation.

I became addicted to Bugeyes in high school, and in In 1979, I found a Bugeye for sale in the New York Times Sunday Classifieds which I ultimately bought for $1100. “Gumby” was parked on the Street in New Haven, CT, when I found him, in primer gray with weathered turquoise seats. The car is the only thing I still own from 1979. Look what he spawned 33 years ago.

As an anniversary present, Gumby is undergoing his second major restoration, and will be ready next Spring for car shows and club visits.

Our goal is to ignite or rekindle the passion for Bugeyes within you. Please call or email if you would like to give one of these wonderful little cars a new home.