Inventory for sale is listed below

Currently NINE 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 Custom 5-speed Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite for sale!
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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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1960 Restored Bugeye Sprite for sale, “Palmer,” stock and sorted!
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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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Rescue this 1959 Bugeye Sprite UPDATE

Bugeye Sprite Stowe British Invasion recap

When making a 500 mile roundtrip at a good clip in a five-speed Bugeye Sprite, a chopped windshield is not recommended. It looks really cool, and I stopped a lot of traffic each time I got off the highway to get fuel, but on the interstate highway on my way to Vermont this past weekend for The British Invasion car show, the short windshield made for a windy and noisy trip. It’s better suited for round-town use.

I tried a few different methods to keep down the highway wind noise… first my motorcycle helmet… which was entertaining, but a bit hot.

Next my thick ear flaps hat… effective, but also hot. I supplemented this hat with my Bugeye hoodie. And Bose noise canceling ear buds. This set up kept the noise under control. And allowed me to enjoy the ride.

Each year such a trip in an old car becomes more and more of an anomaly. 97% of the cars I passed had closed windows and sealed-up occupants. While I had more wind than I would have liked, I was still out in the elements on these fine days, connected to nature and roadway in a way perhaps only the bikers I passed might understand.

This green Bugeye has been with me since 1979. When I got the car it was just 20 years old. Now, the contrast is more dramatic. It is more unfamiliar, yet it still retains universal appeal. But what seems so different today is the consciousness (or lack thereof) out on the open road. I long to see that family on vacation in a station wagon, with waving kids “in the way back,” seeming so very much alive.

There were about 500 British cars at this show, and each year that passes, I fear that the percentage of trailered cars increases too. I saw only one classic car on the trip up North, an MGTC, and it was on a trailer behind a motorhome. While anyone would do the same since a TC is never a good choice when highway is involved, I fear this represents the new normal for most classic cars. And who can blame us for falling in love with a new way to drive, there is something quite pleasant about the climate-controlled quiet envelope with great entertainment and computer-managed cruise control in a vehicle that you are pretty certain can make it to your destination… and back again!

As we stream toward life with autonomous cars, it seems we already have one foot out the door. Comfort and convenience have taken control. The personality of our vehicles and the experience of driving come second. I hope that our growing fleet well-working Bugeyes can help change this, at least for those people looking for this sort of adventure. This is one reason I made this 500 mile pilgrimage… to demonstrate that one can travel in these old cars, and travel well.

Only one thing broke on this 500 mile test drive-the fuse that operates the headlights blew, which made things pretty dark on Saturday night. I pulled into a motel parking lot on the Stowe mountain road and started to climb around under the dash to diagnose the problem and realized that with 6 miles to go to my B & B and its superb new cedar garage (pictured above), my LED bicycle headlight would do the job just fine, so I held this powerful flashlight on top of the windscreen and made the short drive home (it’s probably brighter than the working two headlights). We’ll find and fix the short when we have more time here at the shop.

By the way, we won first place.

Bugeye Sprite cockpit details-windshield gaskets, washer pumps, choke and starter knobs, door pockets…

Details matter, especially in the cockpit, where you spend the most time with your car and where everything has to be right. Too many restorations are only 3/4 baked. We work hard to change that whenever we can, by correcting and detailing the subtle features that help differentiate a good restoration from a great one. In this restoration, you’ll notice overly busy door pocket fasteners (now replaced) and a flat windshield to body gasket, which should be rolled under or it will leak at the windshield wiper posts (done).

In the video below, I show a few of the these subtle details we changed on our newest Bugeye listed called “Kelly.” The sum total of those details can really improve any restoration.

Austin Healey 100 M sorting


We are big Healey lovers too here are Bugeyeguy (I have a BN2 and BJ8 in my personal collection), and this week we had the pleasure of sorting out this stunning 1956 BN2 with an “M” kit. We didn’t build this car, but it was very satisfying to work on the last 20%, to make a great car even better. In particular, we fixed the worn throttle linkage to allow full throttle to be attained, which made the car so much more responsive and quick. It was formerly only getting about half of what was possible, primarily because of lost motion in the worn linkage.

We also fit this nice blue tonneau and removed yet another plastic sinking fuel sender float that was ravaged by ethanol and on it’s way permanently to the bottom of the tank. We fit a metal float, pressure tested the tank, and ensured that it was wells-sealed.

Check out the video below for a tour of this great vehicle (above). We’ll be finished next week with our 1960 BT7 interior restoration, and we’ll post a new video about that project soon. If you have a big Healey that needs sorting, give us a call, we would be happy to help.

Bugeye Sprite summer nights

August seems the perfect time for Bugeye fun, when we in the Northeast can jump into our convertibles and enjoy the night air, with no temperature differential. Most summer nights here in Connecticut we dress-up like George Clooney for dinner dates in our Bugeyes (at least when the cars are well-prepared… otherwise we wear MOWOG coveralls).

This photo shoot is for a luxury magazine in the Philippines, “Philippine Tatler,” with a borrowed Bugeye. I am betting that this car now has a genuine George Clooney butt-print in the back deck! (We have seen many cars with dented back decks from people sitting (or sleeping?) on them-not recommended, even when there is a beautiful model at the wheel!) But then again, it’s always nice to know the provenance of your car’s butt-prints…

Bugeye Sprites Make Life Great

This is a completely politically neutral and gender neutral website. We are the Switzerland of classic car websites. We do not take sides. We do not discriminate. We serve clients of any and all affiliations. We only want to bask in Bugeye glory. And we are pleased as can be that one of our cars is in Cosmopolitan Magazine, with a bzillion viewers. Here’s one of the photos from that story:

While we would prefer if Caitlyn was wearing a Bugeyeguy hat while driving the car we prepared, that might not have been as newsworthy…

(And we also have always felt that BUGEYES Make America ((and the world)) Great!)

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Five really nice Bugeye Sprites for sale

This month we find ourselves with a nice fleet of well sorted-cars. We’d love to get them out into the world where they can bring people joy, so please take a look at our inventory if you want a fun car for your August, and for the great car shows coming this September and beyond.

Crane is our nicest Bugeye, immaculate

Pal is our Blue five speed car, with wire wheels, disk brakes and a 1275 engine

Luigi is a very sharp leaf green car

Yuri is quite shiny and a great red driver

Mitchell is another excellent shiny red 1960 driver that has been very well-maintained. We have an automatic Bugeye and other cars for sale too!

Give a call if you would like to have us ship one of these cars to your door!