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

Stunning 1972 TR6 for sale

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NOW SOLD! Way to go David, you got a great one! (the third car he has purchased from us, thank you!)

Sometimes we are lucky to get cars from the ideal seller and this TR6 is such a car. It’s awfully close to perfect, as far as I am concerned, and we are lucky to have this one to offer for sale.

What makes a perfect car? We can drive it out of the trailer without fear of getting stranded. We can photograph it when it arrives without concern, surprises or failed expectations. In fact everything about this car exceeded my expectation. It’s that good.

img_3323Many thanks are due to the prior owner, who was meticulous with this car and who sweated the details so that the new owner won’t have to. The leather seats are perfect. The upgraded burl wood dash is stunning. Everything is super clean. The engine bay is concours quality. If you are the kind of person who wants the best example of a particular marque, this car is for you.

It is a delight to drive and needs nothing, except maybe a tonneau (that’s a boot cover in the trunk). Dynamat is installed throughout for quiet. Coker red line tires are nearly new. A USB cable is hidden in the glove box so you can connect. An emergency hood release hangs in the passenger footwell in the unlikely event that the hood release cable should fail. And most importantly, a Toyota five-speed was installed. The car shifts beautifully on a  gear box that will outlive us all… no more electric overdrive! (with more moving parts than the entire car)!

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1971 Classic Mini 1000 unmolested time-capsule for sale!

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SOLD and heading to Guy in Hawaii! He bought our red Bugeye Petey, and we shipped it to Oahu via San Diego. Now this cool Mini will travel the same route!

This is an incredibly clean and unmolested 1971 Mini 1000, originally from Canada.  It’s complete, mostly original, and looks pretty much like the day it came off the showroom floor. The paint is excellent and the color screams 1971. It’s a delight to drive and feels like a low mileage car (very tight and solid). Indicated miles were about 52,000 when we got the car. We did have to change the speedo which was reading way too high and the new correct 1971 replacement reads 80,000 (but now it works properly). I believe this to be a true 50k mile car based on overall condition and ride quality. Transmission is the correct original all-syncho four speed.

Mini Cooper Model carUnlike so many of these cars which have been molested, this one has a huge amount of integrity and feels like 1971 through and through. It’s rust free, runs great, drives great and looks great. The interior light works. The flashers work. The rear window heater works. Everything works, it’s an assemblage of early 70s British engineering that puts a smile on anyone’s face.

We’ve recently gone through the car and serviced the brakes and rebuilt the front end. A prior owner added a wonderful upgraded aluminum radiator. He also changed the rear subframe, which did have some rust, and the new one is perfect.

Correct ten inch tires are recent and in great shape. It’s missing one door pull, and we have the correct one on order. Other than that, the car is in excellent shape. this is a keeper, a time-capsule car. Price is $17,995.

The classic Mini market appreciates accuracy, in fact, a ratty but correct 60s Mini Cooper S just sold for $43,000. This car is another very correct vehicle for a lot less than half that money. This classic car is for a collector who wants something special. It’s also a simple and accessible left hand drive classic that can also be a fun daily driver for anyone in the family, without worry.

Call or email if you would like to take this Mini home!

Striking 1955 Austin Healey 100, former Concours competitor

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NOW SOLD! Thank you David from New York, and congratulations! I will miss this car!

This is my personal 1955 100 and a great car ready for a new owner. I purchased it in 2011 with the intention of keeping it forever, I love these cars that much… but I am not using it and it’s time for this classic to go to a new home. In my time of ownership, I have made it better, with the addition of electronic ignition and a sleeved rebuilt brake master cylinder, to improve reliability of the brakes and engine. We have serviced everything else, including brake wheel cylinders and oil, as needed. I have exercised it regularly but used it very little. It it was prepared for national concours events so it is quite well detailed and accurate. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

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Restored 1968 Morris Mini Cooper S, now SOLD!


I’ve been using this wonderful Cooper for errands and it’s exceptionally fast, great fun and ready for a new home! This Mini will smoke any stock 1275 Bugeye. It’s that quick!

This is a Mark 2 Mini with a Cooper S engine. We got the car from a restorer in Kentucky, freshly painted in a non-stock but stunning metallic royal blue with all the floor and trunk welding complete. It’s completely rust free. We assembled the car and completed the restoration. The interior is really nice and the new two-stage paint shines beautifully!

Most importantly, this car screams! Header and 1.5 inch (larger) twin SU carbs are fit, and the car pulls very nicely. Idle is smooth, this is a very street-friendly car that’s quite user-friendly and easy to drive. Front disk brakes stop the car extremely well. This one puts a smile on my face with every shift! This is a very clean and quick Mini that’s tons of fun.

Recent 145 sr 10 Khumho tires are fit, with surprisingly good grip and a very correct look. Oil pressure and temperature is excellent-I have posted a picture that shows great oil pressure at about 55 MPH/3000 RPM with a warm engine, and the temperature right where you want to see it. The 1275s engine is very strong. A fully synchronized four-speed transmission (1968 would be the first year for a fully synchronized gearbox) is also a dream, with great synchros and smooth shifting. Hydraulics are all new. Ride quality is quite nice on an original hydrolastic system.

This is stunner and a whole lot of vintage Mini fun for $21,995. Call 203-561-6929 or email for more details!

Resto-mod ’60 Morris Minor Convertible, is now SOLD

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Wonderful restored and certified 1965 Sunbeam Tiger! NOW SOLD!

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Sold to Phil in Texas! Congratulations Phil!

This is one of my personal cars.

It’s the only V8 I ever owned, and because of the raw power and heritage of these wonderful cars, I thought I might keep it forever. In reality, I have had this car for about two years and driven it only about 100 miles. So it’s time to let it go to someone who will give it some exercise. Besides, I need more space.

This is a 1965 Mark 1 Tiger, B9471169LRXFE with engine 2208 K22KA, certified as a genuine Tiger in 2013 by the Sunbeam Tiger Owner’s Association. The car was originally delivered in PA but has lived in Las Vegas since the 70s per the stack of receipts that come with the car, which would explain why the car is so rust free. According to the receipts, the correct 260 V8 engine was rebuilt in 1986 and then a $22,000 restoration and re-spray was undertaken in 2012, when the car was shipped from Vegas to Dale’s Restorations in San Bernadino, CA. (Dale’s Restorations is a Tiger specialist.) These receipts detail a complete engine out repaint and many new parts. Indicated mileage is 81,376.

About 7000 Mark 1 Tigers were built. Come for a drive in the video below!

It’s a very strong car with quite a long list of new and restored parts. The prior owner put in a new dashboard, which looks great. We put in a Pertronix electronic ignition and had the tachometer converted to accommodate this upgrade, and now it works flawlessly. We also changed the rear axle pinion seal to stop a small leak. We also changed the rear brake hose. Nothing else was needed and the car drives wonderfully.

The car looks fantastic and is not so perfect that you can’t drive and enjoy it. It’s a blast to drive, with plenty of V8 grunt and great handling. The original hardtop is a nice bonus, and I used the car on cooler Spring and Fall days feeling quite happy to have such a nice lid.

There is a nearly new soft top mounted and stowed in the rear compartment. I’ve added photos of the top being erected. All the original top frame rails and components are present and in good shape. Oddly, the front hold down latches are missing, and need to be simply screwed to the header bow (the holes and threads are good and already in place). The window is in very good shape, and once the latches are installed, this top will pull down nicely. The tonneau is not new but very nice too.

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