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!

Bugeye Sprite custom interior tour, “Gumby.”

Gumby got first place on the first day out. It was a small Sprite class at this years’ British by the Sea, but nonetheless a nice acknowledgment of the hard work that went into this build. Lots of people wanted to see more so I made a video of the interior details that were unique to this custom tribute Super Sprite. Which you can see below.

Gumby represents a custom interpretation of what a Bugeye Sprite can be. It was particularly exciting for us to make this car after our last similarly massive project of building a gold concours all stock and all accurate Councours car. If you missed that, car AN5L 552 was a Concours project we built for the national Healey conclave, which made Gold standard after two hours of judging by a team of four judges. 552 and Gumby were big undertakings and completely different kinds of projects. You might enjoy seeing the judges diligently inspect 552 in the short video below.

Several people asked if they could buy Gumby… it’s not for sale, will be with me for life, since I have had this car since 1979. But Gumby is a demonstration of what we can build and thus a model of what we would love to build for you! Feel free to give a call to discuss your dream Sprite build! From Concours to one-off, we would love to build it for you!

Our ultimate 1959 Bugeye Sprite “Gumby” is now complete!

Gumby’s rebirth is complete! This is our idea of the ultimate Bugeye.

For years we have been adding various accessories to these cars, to make them more user-friendly. With this car, we pushed the bar a whole lot higher, by building a completely custom leather interior with custom needlework. It’s our most elegant car yet. We used multiport fuel injection for smooth and reliable running, coupled with an A series 1275 engine to be authentic. Only the best materials were used to make this car a cut above the rest.

Gumby is not for sale… it’s my personal car that I have owned since high school. But this car is the template for future Super Sprites we will build. Please get in touch if we can make one for you!

Come see Gumby at the British by the Sea car show, this sunday June 4 at Harkness Park in Waterford, CT. It’s a 300 car all British show at a stunning location! You’ll have another chance to see Gumby at the Sunday in the Park Concours at Lime Rock Park on the Sunday of Labor day weekend. I hope to see you at one or both of these events!

Many thanks to the incredible team that meticulously assembled, acquired or crafted the components of this car. Thanks in particular to Russ P, Russ M, Kenny, Kilian, Martin, Ryan, Rob, Trevor, Josh and Ole. These ten people worked hard to uphold a very high standard to create this ultimate Bugeye Sprite and I am forever grateful to each of them!

1963 Austin Healey Sprite Mark II restoration project for sale, with 1098 engine and disk brakes

This is the perfect project for anyone looking for an easy build of a simple car. The hard work is already done. Thousands were spent on bodywork and paint. Now the project is ready for assembly by the right party.

This MK 2 Sprite (HAN7L 30093) is a later mark 2 Sprite with disk brakes, rib case transmission and a 1098 engine. All the original Mark 2 Sprites (HAN6) were upgraded in October of 1962 at car #24732 and hence this HAN7 is a 63 model. The car was a rotisserie project that stalled due to illness and has sat for a while.

The paint job is excellent. The car shines beautifully. It was painted at least five years ago and there are no blisters or imperfections showing-a great sign. There is no evidence of any issues with panel and/or rust repair that was done when the car was repainted. It was done right. The only sin I can see that was committed during body restoration was a failure to degrease the interior floor pans prior to paint (you can see this paint on the top of the floor pans now flaking off due to improper prep). But this is no indication of the quality of the external job elsewhere, where it counts. The underside floors, for example, were properly prepared and the paint is adhering perfectly. The new owner can easily scrape the interior floor pans, degrease and paint. They will ultimately be covered with carpet anyway.

Many new and used parts are included. All new front disk brake components are also installed on both front wheels. Panel gaps are quite good. Whether you build a performance Sprite or a correct restoration, this is an excellent platform!
A used 1098 engine as well as a used rib case transmission are included. I was told the engine was rebuilt, but you should presume both engine and transmission will need a rebuild.

The car comes with a clear title. It would cost thousands to prepare and paint a Sprite to this level! Please call if you would like to make this car your own!


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Supercharged 1275 Bugeye Sprite under-bonnet video

We’ve been building a supercharged Bugeye for a customer and while testing this week with the nose off, I was able to make the under-the-hood video above. I love this configuration, with a new single 1.75 SU carb. It’s fussy to set-up but works great once it’s sorted out. The kit doesn’t add a lot of boost but it makes the engine more lively and feels just right to me. If you add more boost, the car stops being true to it’s DNA. I’ve found these cars work best when you don’t try to eek-out the last 10%. Instead, this is a just right power improvement that allows the car to retain great drivability.

We have done quite a few supercharger upgrades and we welcome the opportunity to do more conversions on customer cars. Let us know if we can pick up your car and bring it to our shop to add this wonderful Bugeye enhancement!

Click “read more” to see the listing for our Black Bugeye “Carmine,” supercharged in the same configuration as the black Bugeye you see here in this video. This car is for sale, if you would prefer a turnkey supercharged Sprite.

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1960 Restored Bugeye Sprite for sale, “Palmer,” stock and sorted!

This is a really nice and well-sorted Frogeye. The car is very clean, with a strong 948 engine and drum brakes. Anyone looking for a solid Bugeye with stock specs will appreciate this handsome example. Thousands have been spent this year to sort and refresh any weak areas, and to make this car ready for summer driving fun.

We first met “Palmer,” a 1960 Bugeye AN5L 27237, in December of 2016, when we were called upon to fully sort out this new acquisition for a Florida-based owner. He spent thousands in our shop to make the car right. We went through every system, and corrected any run-quality, braking, fuel system and cosmetic issues. We also fit a new red top and tonneau. When he offered to sell the car this Spring, I jumped on the opportunity to have a car we knew was filtered through our shop. Someone is going to get a great fettled Bugeye.

The car drives quite nicely. The engine shows great oil pressure and sounds great. The interior is excellent. It’s fun! Click “more” below to see the photo album!
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New Bugeye Sprite, Los Angeles, 1959

Albert Armstrong struck quite a pose with his new cherry red Sprite, somewhere in LA in 1959, shortly after taking delivery of his new car.

Many thanks to son Alan for sharing this photo of his dad and the car that was used, among other things, for successfully winning over his future mom. We regret that Alan passed away in March of this year, and hopefully Alan will one day have a Bugeye of his own, next to which he too can strike a similar pose!