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!

“BIC,” an excellent 1959 Bugeyed Sprite, SOLD!

NOW SOLD AND HEADED TO WISCONSIN! CONGRATULATIONS MARK!! Meet “BIC,” a great Olde English white 1959 Bugeye, chassis number AN5L 5945. We’ve named this one after Donald Healey’s son Brian “Bic” Healey, who signed this car in 1999. This Frogeye  was extensively restored in 1996, with thousands of dollars invested. The car has an upgraded 1098 engine for more power, and disk brakes for better stopping. Electric fuel pump and front sway bar are already fit. Tires are very good 175/70s, bigger than stock for extra grip and better braking, and about five years old with lots of tread left.

The underside is excellent and the top sides look great too. We’ve just put in new carpet, door seals and panels, as they were showing some wear. Now the interior is excellent! A spare tire, good top and windows, and a used tonneau (needs a patch), are all included.

This car shows 8700 miles. We’ve just gone through and serviced the car with a new slave cylinder and rear hub reseal. We’ve also put in a new carb-to carb bridge line, new fuel filter, new needles and seats, new rich needles, and other carb parts as needed including one new jet. Already fit are spin on oil filter conversion and pertronix ignition module. We also removed the heater fan switch and put back in a pull pull fan switch in the right place and a proper washer pump in its proper home. We also have all the records from the restoration on the way, so those will be available to photograph and add to this listing sometime next week.

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“Spring,” a great 1275/disk brake 1960 Bugeye driver

Now sold and heading to Bud in the Floida Keys! Congratulations Bud!

Here’s a 1960 Bugeye we call “Spring,”(AN5L 46514). The car is fit with a 1275 engine, rib case transmission and front disk brakes, as well as recent tires. It’s great fun to drive!

img_2808Spring seems an appropriate name, because Spring started in February in Connecticut this year, and the hardtop (once fit on this car when it was called Winter) is no longer needed. The car looks great and comes with an excellent soft top and sidecurtains.

Other nice upgrades are an air horn, spin-on oil filter conversion kit (for easier oil changes) and period Ansa twin tipped exhaust system for a nice note. The dashboard is mostly stock, with the exception of an early MGB dash light mounted on the passenger side, so your guest can find her way in to join you.

img_2785The car was restored in about 2000 and then sold to the fellow I purchased it from, who used it only sporadically during his stewardship. We have gone through it and handled any current maintenance issues, such as a wonky electric fuel pump (which we replaced) and mounted in the rear of the car near the tank with rubber isolators and a new filter. We’ve also rebuilt the carbs with a lot of new parts so we could properly tune the engine. We repaired the exhaust, repaired the horn and installed the missing nose latch assembly. Now the car drives wonderfully, and is ready for a new home. (Click “read more” below to see the video and photo album)

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“MORRIE,” fully restored 1960 Bugeye Sprite, correct Iris Blue! (SOLD)

 

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NEW! Top and top bow included and installed!

AN5L 36845 is a Bugeye we call “Morrie,” an excellent fully-restored 1960 Bugeye Sprite ready to go with almost every part brand new. If you are looking for a turn-key Bugeye without hassles, this one has just been built-up in our workshop with the experience of building the many that came before it. The car drives wonderfully, with a plush and smooth ride because it has been set-up right with all systems working properly.

“Plush” is not often used when referring to Bugeyes, but with four new shocks, four new tires and two new seat foams, plus new (plush) carpet throughout the trunk and interior, the car rides quite nicely, well-damped, smooth and rattle free. Rattles are our nemesis–most of these cars arrive in our building with all kinds of rattles–but we mercilessly work to eradicate them, partly because they are annoying, but mostly because they usually point to something about to fail! So in all our final test drives, we are looking for rattles and what they might reveal.

This car has none.
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1959 AH Bugeyed Sprite driver, excellent and sorted, NOW SOLD!

This is AN5L 17109, a Bugeye we fondly call “Motor Mike.” It’s a very solid driver with great sheet metal and floors and a very tidy engine bay. The car has a strong 948 engine and upgraded front disk brakes. Carpet is new, paint is very nice and we have serviced all the hydraulic parts so this car is ready for a new home!

Book of receipts, click to enlarge

The car was completely restored in 1991-1992, and we have a book of receipts and photos that show the car completely disassembled and stripped at that time. From these records, we can see that the car was purchased form an estate on April 5, 1991 in Canton, Ohio by the owner who did the restoration. The indicated mileage at the time of that purchase was 86,579. Current indicated mileage is 92,142, so a total of just 5,563 miles have been covered since that restoration.

On 1-2-99 the car was sold by the restorer to a Mr Williams, also of Canton Ohio, with 88025 miles reported at that time. He joined the Healey club in 1999, and seems to have been an active club member with the car. It appears from the receipts that he kept the car until about 2003, at which time the car moved to dry Mesa, Arizona, which is where the car primarily sat as part of a large collection. It came out of storage in 2016 and we purchased the car from that collector. It’s nice to have a large book of receipts detailing the history of this particular car.

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“Bugvette” a one-owner 1960 Bugeye revival for sale

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NOW SOLD and soon moving to Nantucket! Congratulations Chris and Linda!

This Bugeye is a new favorite. AN5L 23751 is a super solid 1960 Bugeye we purchased from the original owner and his son. Dad bought this Sprite new in 1960 and father and son restored the car together the mid 1980s. We were lucky enough to get pictures of some driveway restoration moments, and as homage for all us sons who learned about cars from our dads, we worked hard to restore this car and preserve the essence of that period in history when sports cars were simple and certainly more pure.

bugvette1987The guys in the picture above finished their rebuild project as shown at left, but then took it apart again to refresh the engine and never finished reassembly, so we bought the pieces to give the project a jump start-we finished and restored everything as needed. We welded in a new battery tray, which had rusted-through. We cleaned, polished preserved and only replaced where needed, so this car could come back to the road once again. We left the period Abarth twin tipped exhaust, for example, a treasured accessory back then, sized for the 948 engine with a nice exhaust note. We kept the Austin Healy Sprite billet shift knob, and unlike modern light weight aluminum billet that is common for many modern bits, I think this shift knob is made from a solid piece of lead! We kept the period AM radio, and also a super cool rally map light in the passenger foot well, which works, and has a red removable lens so the navigator can retain his night vision without eye strain.

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“SVEN” an upgraded 1959 Bugeye Sprite for sale

img_2830This is a Bugeye we call Sven (AN5L 9453). Now SOLD to Kevin in Denver! Congratulations!!!

This car was built in early 1959 (AN5L 8927 was the first car built in 1959). Sven is completely stock in appearance, yet hiding quite a few performance modifications. The engine is impressive, rebuilt with a number of performance modifications made to produce a roughly 20% increase in power over a stock 1275 engine. It’s completely street-friendly with a smooth idle and easy driveabilty. But lurking under the hood is a nice performance package featuring a mild street cam, exhaust header with larger bore exhaust system, aluminum head and roller-rocker performance valve gear. Also included is a fancy new performance distributor with breakerless ignition and MSD ignition wires. No points to fail — for reliability, this is the way to go.

The suspension is stock with the addition of a a front anti- roll bar and front disk brakes. All this adds up to make for spirited driving fun and more power than your average 1275 Bugeye.

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Sven was well serviced in our shop in 2011 when a number of chronic Bugeye problems were handled… we changed his radius arm bushings, replaced the slave cylinder and brake hoses, installed air horns, replaced his leaking differential pinion seal and exhaust gasket, replaced the heater hose, replaced leaking rear hub seals gaskets and o-rings, and also installed new rear brakes and rear wheel cylinders. We’ve also replaced the fuel filter and he has a brand new SU electric fuel pump.

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