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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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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64K mile 1971 Volvo P1800E for sale, overdrive!
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Excellent 1960 Bugeye Sprite driver for sale!
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For sale: One 1959 Bugeye Sprite in a bubble
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R&T 1959 Restored black plate Bugeye Sprite for sale
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Stunning 1969 MGC for sale, original colors, matching engine, low mileage, price reduced!
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Sweet 1959 Austin Healey Bugeyed Sprite for sale!

“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!

“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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