Inventory for sale is listed below

Currently FOUR great prepared Bugeyes are in stock and ready for delivery to your door!

Other great classics too!

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“Booker,” 1960 Bugeye Sprite driver for sale.
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“Sara,” 1959 5-speed Bugeye Sprite for sale
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“Delores,” striking restored 1960 Bugeye Sprite for sale!
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1959 Bugeye Sprite driver with period Kellison nose!
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1967 restored MGB with matching original engine and color! New drive video!
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64K mile 1971 Volvo P1800E for sale, overdrive!
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Restored 1968 Morris Mini Cooper S for sale
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Stunning and rare 1969 MGC for sale, new pictures!

“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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1960 Bugeye speedster called “IO”

Sale now pending! Way to go Tim! Sounds like IO is NJ bound!

This is “IO” (AN5L 40869), a 1960 Bugeye Sprite that has everything you need to go fast and have fun. More than $11,000 was spent by the prior owner to put in a newly rebuilt and balanced 1275 engine and disk brakes, so the car drives great and is ready for auto-crossing or spirited driving. This major work was all done in 2014, with minimal miles put on since then. (The car was owned by a collector with many cars in his stable, so this car was only used sporadically even after this massive mechanical restoration project.)

Prior to that, the previous owner conducted a rotisserie restoration to address any rust and/or floor issues. So the foundation is excellent (see pictures).

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Receipts are included, which describe camshaft replacement, new double row timing chain and gears, new bearings, pistons and rings, slave cylinder, exhaust header and system, hoses, master cylinder, fuse box, new front shocks, and rear tube shock conversion.

Also fit are an alternator, electric tach and HIF 44 carb. The later is a single 1.75 inch carburetor that is a sweet alternative to twin 1.25 carbs, with fewer moving parts and proven additional performance. I know from experience since I have this set up in one of my personal Bugeyes—It’s cleaner with a simpler linkage and choke, and without the synchronization challenges that can come with twin carb set-ups.

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The Factory original hardtop is another bonus, with its original fittings and glass window. The top is in great ship with just one crack near the front mount as shown. Also added were a new windshield glass and rubber seals, new top and tonneau. We’ve just replaced the radius arm bushings, another bonus.
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Striking 1960 Bugeye Sprite,”Carmine,” NOW SOLD!!!

Now sold to Jack in Florida! Congratulations Jack!

This week we welcome back a striking Bugeye we call Carmine (AN5L 37194). We sold this car to a great client in Texas in 2014 and we were excited to have the car back when Carmine’s owner wanted our Sunbeam Tiger instead! This a beautiful Bugeye with tons of great modifications and new components!

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1960 Austin Healey Sprite, budget driver! “PERCY” NOW SOLD!

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This is a 1960 Bugeye Sprite called “Percy” (AN5L 22757). Percy needs paint, but is a super driver for anyone looking for an inexpensive Bugeye without cosmetic worry. It’s the ultimate Island car, I could imagine this car at my Block Island house (if I had a Block Island House), just waiting for me after I flew there in my airplane (if I had an airplane). This car has Island patina. It has not been constrained by a life in a garage. And it has had too much sun.

Percy has a 1977 Virgin Island registration sticker on the windshield, maybe that is coloring my imagined history for this particular car. Hey Mon, it’s a Bugeye Mon! Indicated mileage reads 38,814. (The car currently has a clear US title, so no worries about paperwork)

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Anyway, the buyer for this car wants a driving project they can restore as they go. Or the buyer has dogs with sharp claws, and doesn’t want to worry about scratches. The underside is solid, consistent with a car that has been in dry climate most if not all of its life. Interior is also quite nice, seats look nearly new.

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1960 Bugeye Sprite for sale, “COLIN,” correct Speedwell Blue! NOW SOLD

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW OWNER, COLIN IS NOW SOLD. We love Colin, (AN5L 30438). This is a solid and very well-restored Bugeye which we have prepared for the two prior owners, and we were delighted to have a chance to purchase it again just this week. Unlike the often months-long period of preparation our cars usually enjoy, we know Colin is ready, primarily because it already has all the best upgrades courtesy of generous prior owners. This car has had the best of the best, and now you can enjoy Colin next.

IMG_1710For the prior owners, we have upgraded just about every system. The stock 948 engine was upgraded with a 1098 head (which breathes better) with hardened valve seats (for modern unleaded fuel). We fit an exhaust header and sport muffler with a great note. Front disk brakes and sway bar were added. Recent 165 radials on minilight wheels look good, roll true and improve braking and handling. Upgraded headlights and LED lights are fit throughout. Colin has only about 1000 miles on a newly rebuilt ribcase transmission. Also fit are electric fuel pump, new distributor with electronic ignition, spin-on oil filter conversion, new radiator. Recent top, tonneau and side curtains, with deluxe cases, three-point retractible seat belts, wood dash, wood wheel, cigarette lighter, locking chock knob upgrade, larger dash mirror, and on and on.

This car is the true love of two prior meticulous and passionate owners. If you are looking for a stock looking Bugeye with a lot of fantastic upgrades, here’s a chance to own one fully sorted and tastefully upgraded Bugeye!