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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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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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, new video!

1960 restored and sorted black Bugeye for sale, “Wagner,” with 50+ improvements!

Now sold!!! Thank you, Sharon and company!

This week we are lucky to have “Wagner” back in our inventory. AN5L 45890 is a 1960 Bugeye we completely restored and repainted in 2014 and then sent it to a customer in Florida. He has other collectible cars and didn’t drive it much… just 800 miles in the last three years. Now, he is moving out West, and decided to sell it back to us.

This is a special car and if you are the kind of collector who wants a top-shelf product, this would be a great choice, in striking black with black seats. The subtle red piping accent is a great detail, and the anthracite wheels color-coordinate with the anthracite powder coated cockpit trim and windshield frame. The car looks great and the paint still looks new.

The build-sheet includes about 50 of the best upgrades-a bunch of them are listed here: rebuilt 1275 engine, new rib case transmission, new flamethrower distributor with electronic ignition, completely rebuilt carbs, new seat foams and covers, new carpet, upgraded front disk brakes, front sway bar, new generator, re-cored radiator, electric cooling fan, LED lights, upgraded headlights, locking gas cap, cigarette lighter/phone charger mounted in washer pump hole on dash, new sidecurtains, new top, new tonneau, storage bags for all the weather gear, three-point retractible seat belts, twin-tipped stainless muffler, K and N lifetime air filters, shift knob insert, rubber mats, new generator, leather steering wheel and more! The last owner paid a total of about $39,000 for this car with all the modifications just 800 miles ago (it’s available now for less).

This car is well sorted and a joy to drive. It needs nothing to head to a new home. Or, if you like, we would be delighted to supercharge and put in a five-speed transmission. Go even further and make this into a “Super Sprite,” like Gumby, with head fairing, hard tonneau and additional performance modifications. This car is ready to go as it sits, and we are also happy to take this amazing platform to the next level!

PS-Underside of this car is excellent and it looks great with the new deep red tonneau fit-we will post pictures next week with that in place, and when we can get the car into the air…

Call or email to discuss making this great car your own!

“Delores,” striking restored 1960 Bugeye Sprite, NOW SOLD, #201!

This is a beautiful, restored, 1960 Bugeye called “Delores”(AN5L 30460). She shows 60,133 miles. Bodywork is all done, a full restoration is now complete and the paint is new in Olde English white. The build is correct and accurate throughout, with stock parts and new radial tires in the correct size. White with red is stunning on these cars and always popular.

Take a look at the interior details–we’ve fit the correct red door check straps, the correct door weather-stripping which is finished off just like it was at the factory, the correct door plugs and even the door linings and door pockets. Seats are new, dash is recovered with leather (original dashboards were vinyl, this is a nice upgrade). The result is a stunning all correct interior.

img_3578This straight and nicely restored car with a ton of new parts, including new drum brakes, all new hydraulics, front sway bar, and a great red tonneau that matches the interior. There is no top yet, but we can fit one in the same red color as the tonneau.

Engine is the freshly rebuilt 948 stock powerplant and the transmission is a rebuilt correct smooth case stock four-speed model. Oil pressure and power is just like new. Transmission is newly rebuilt and the car is a joy to drive. We have checked it out thoroughly. Click the engine picture (and any picture) to enlarge it and to see how beautiful everything looks.

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1960 Bugeye barn-find NOW SOLD-liberated after 35 years!

 

Now sold to William in Michigan!!!!!!!!!

In 1982, Ty and his dad bought this 1960 Bugeye (AN5L 18133) from a neighbor, loaded it onto a hay trailer and towed into their barn. They began amassing parts for their planned restoration. Then life happened. And the car sat for the next 35 years, showing 50,345 miles on the clock.

This week, that same trailer that held the car off the ground for all these years was dragged out of the barn with the car still sitting on top, and the whole assembly saw the light of day for the first time since 1982. The project is now ready for a new restorer. We are too busy to take this one on, (we’re particularly engrossed in our facility expansion project ) so we are offering this car for sale for anyone looking for a barn-find project. The car is located in Ohio and ready for shipment. We can have it delivered directly to you if you like.

The car will need complete body restoration, with body repair required in the usual places. The floors are better than average, but expect to do some floor repairs too. The rear axle and springs were removed in 1982 for spring box repair which was never performed. Dashboard and nicer than normal original seats are also included. 948 engine and smooth case transmission have been sitting since 1982 and you can assume they will need a complete rebuild. Engine appears complete with all needed original parts.

The car was originally old english white with red interior. Many old and new parts are included as shown, including multiples of certain items. Lots of new parts were purchased back in the 80s, including a wiring harness. It’s all in a big barrel that comes with the car as shown in the pictures.

A clear Ohio title is included. I have the phone number of the neighbor who owned this car from 1974-1982. He’s a nice guy and very available if the new owner wants to hear more history. We have the contact info for the owner prior to 1974 as well.

If you are looking for a complete restoration project with a great story, give a call, we would love to send this car to you. We have all parts (and body parts) in our catalog to help with the restoration! Call or email if you would like to adopt this project!

“Sara,” 1959 5-speed Bugeye Sprite now sold!


Stock look with wonderful upgrades!

“Sara” (AN5L 23816) is a 1960 Bugeye Sprite that looks stock and is configured with a stock 948 engine and drum brakes all around. But underneath the stock exterior, this Bugeye carries an extensive list of impressive modifications. In fact, more than $10,000 was spent by the prior owners on a long list of upgrades including:

New 5 Speed overdrive and fully synchronized transmission
Rebuilt 1098 head w/hardened valve seats/larger combustion chambers for more power
Electric solid state fuel pump
New distributor with electronic ignition
New leather seats with contrasting green piping (Bugeyes originally came with vinyl)
Matching leather dashboard covering
Matching premium door pockets
Rebuilt gauges
Powder coated cockpit trim and windshield frame
New windshield glass and all rubber trim
LED brake and parking lights
K and N lifetime air filters
Retractible three point seat belts with custom AH enameled emblems on the buckles
Upgraded wooden steering wheel and matching shift knob
Negative ground conversion and cigarette lighter mounted in original washer pump hole
New tan tonneau
Luggage rack
Larger rear view mirror and properly located wing mirrors

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We sold Sara in 2011 to passionate parents in Virginia, who generously invested in the upgrades above to make this car a show winner they could drive and enjoy. They won some impressive first place trophies with this wonderful car. A newly rebuild zero-miles speedometer was installed in April of 2014, which now shows just 543 miles. I was delighted to buy this car back when they were done with it, particularly because it is now so well apointed.

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“Pepper,” a custom 1960-1275CC AH Bugeye Sprite for sale! NEW VIDEO!

Pepper is now sold!!! Congratulations Dan! Soon heading to you in Illinois with a new five speed installed!

AN5L 33779 is a 1960 Bugeye called “Pepper.” This car was owned for many years by a passionate restorer, who built his Bugeye with custom roll bars and a trunk! There have been a few trunk-eyes floated around the web over the years, and a kit at some point for people who wanted to add one. This builder cut into the back deck and made the trunk lid out of that material, so it fits quite well. Then he hinged the trunk lid with Bugeye nose hinges! A cable release is located just behind the driver’s outside shoulder. It works great, and makes this car quite unique. Luggage access is definitely improved. Needs a hydraulic piston to hold it up though, which would be a nice upgrade over the wood prop rod! (That’s something we could design and install if the new owner so-desires.)

We’ve got a new video drive and tour of this car, posted below:

The builder also fit small fender flairs and a custom functional hood vent. The front spoiler is my favorite, and makes the front end a little more aggressive. Driving lights are also fit inside the nose. The flip-up fuel cap is also a nice touch.

The car drives great, with a strong 1275 engine and a shortened shift lever, for quicker shifts. Front disk brakes and anti-roll bar are fit, as well as electronic ignition and a spin-on oil filter and K and N lifetime air filters. Master cylinders are also upgraded to the later type, which offers a dual output brake master and separate clutch reservoir. An alternator is also fit, as has an oil cooler up front of the radiator, to help keep things cool. It’s all nicely done, and sprayed in a sharp metallic two stage paint job. We’ve just rebuilt and tuned the carbs, fit a good battery hold down, and fit new front shocks and bushings.

The underside has been repaired and shows no rust. Exhaust is a nice stainless center pipe and muffler, mated to an exhaust header for great power and a nice note. Top is older, and a bit shrunken. We have new red ones, or put on our open bikini top for sun protection and call it a day. There’s no tonneau, but we have matching red ones available.

This car is ready! Call to have us send Pepper to your door!

“Emil,”a very special restored 1960 Bugeye Sprite for sale.

Now SOLD, congratulations Andrew! Soon Emil will move to Ojai, California. Check out “Delores” if you are looking for another really nice Bugeye.

This is “Emil,” a Bugeye we have restored, sold and have now purchased again. The most recent owner put in a five-speed Datsun transmission, thus further upgrading a car that was already a very wonderful example. Now Emil has been further improved with a fully synchronized gear box and overdrive fifth gear. Check out the video below! (this video was made before the five speed upgrade, but gives you a great feel for this car)

The last owner also upgraded the front brake disks to slotted and drilled rotors and changed the chrome wire wheels to knock-off minilight wheels, shod with new 175 radial tires for better grip and braking. The car already has a massive list of improvements, plus we have gone through this car and sorted everything out on this car, so it only gets better every time we see it!

You can read more about Emil (and see a video drive) in the post we made last time we had the car, by clicking here. Emil has traveled under 1000 miles since this post was made and looks the same as what you see in this older post, with the exception of the new wheels and new mirrors. If you prefer the chrome wire wheels and/or the chrome mirrors, we can swap those for you. And if you want to push Emil even further, we can also add a supercharger kit, for more power and fun!

The car has a nearly new burgundy tonneau and no windows or side curtains, but we have a matching top and windows available should you require them. The last two owners only drove the car on nice days, so a tonneau was sufficient.

This is a great Bugeye with a ton of modifications, and the best ones at that. Call if you are interested!