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.
The 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.