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

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1958 Excellent Restored Leaf Green 1275 Bugeye Sprite for sale, “Luigi!”
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1959 Austin Healey Sprite, restored with automatic transmission! NEW VIDEO Test drive!
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1959 Bugeye Sprite driver with period Kellison nose!
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1959 Bugeye Sprite For sale: Best of the Best!
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1959 Custom 5-speed Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite for sale!
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1959 Restored Bugeye Sprite for sale- VIDEO @ 70MPH! Five-speed, 1275 engine, disc brakes, wire wheels and more!
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1960 Bugeye Sprite driving project for sale!
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1960 Bugeye Sprite for sale-The Bees Knees!
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1960 Bugeye Sprite for sale, exceptional and beautifully restored!
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1974 MGB GT for sale- One of the best values in classic cars today!
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1978 911 SC Targa for sale with 65k miles!
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Excellent 1960 Austin Healey 3000 Mark 1 BT7 for sale

1960 Bugeye Sprite for sale-The Bees Knees!

I am really enjoying this stipped-down Bugeye. After spending a whole lot of time and money building my own personal “ultimate” Bugeye, this one gets you there for a whole lot less money in a lot less time. And in the video below, you can see just how much fun a car like this can be, even before you leave your own driveway.

This is about the most fun you can have with under 50 HP…

This is “Goldie,” (AN5L 45557) a 1960 Austin Healey Sprite first titled in 1961. If you love the simpler stripped-down days when Bugeyes were driven to work during the week and flat-towed to the race track on weekends, this is the ultimate. It’s basic and elemental, with a minimalist Brooklands windscreen, new black seats and new rubberized mats. It’s clean and ready to zip.


We took a dry Texas Bugeye from it’s recent home in dry New Mexico and built-up a pocket-racer, that will give the new owner at 30 mph about the same amount of fun you can have in a Porsche at 100 (with much lower maintenance and up-front costs). Sure, you won’t have a roof, but in a car like this, that’s not the point. This is all about pure sportscar bliss, and this little bugger delivers.

It’s fit with a stock rebuilt 948 engine (which we bench ran so we could fix any issues and address any oil leaks) and a rebuilt rib case transmission. and with the performance muffler that is fit, it sounds like a buzz bomb as you blast down the street. I love this little car. It seems to distill the DNA of what a Bugeye is all about. And it’s not at all like anything else on the road today.

All the sheet metal is solid. All the parts are new-seats, foams, shocks, wheels, wiring harness, hydraulics-everything! Lots of the suspension parts are powder-coated, as you can see in the pictures of the front suspension.

The grill is custom aluminum, a one-off.

It’s nice and clean underneath!

She’s sweet!

And super cool.

Call 203 561 6929 if you want to be the new steward of this wonderful little car.


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1974 MGB GT for sale- One of the best values in classic cars today!

I just love the MGB GT. I have one in my little collection… the hatchback allows me to carry my bicycle in the back and the car looks like a baby Aston Martin, for several hundred thousand dollars less. These cars remain one of the best values in collectible cars ever. These chrome bumper cars still look very vintage, and they will elevate just about anyone’s image. You can have this well-sorted example for just $12,995.

This particular car is just about perfect in my book. The rust has been cut out, new metal was welded in place, the car has been repainted in the correct color, the seats were replaced with new leather ones and the steering wheel is uprated. The dash is excellent. The whole car is excellent. The air filters are improved lifetime K and N brand and the car runs nicely. Tube shocks are present in the back. There is a large file of receipts for work done by others.

It’s ready to drive anywhere.

The car sports its original 1800 engine and four speed fully synchronized transmission. A single 12 volt battery has been fit in one of the lockers to replace the six volt batteries that would have come with the car.( a common upgrade). Stainless steel exhaust has been fit, as have new front springs, poly bushings and (I believe) a slightly larger sway bar because the handling is great. Headlight relays have also been fit, a great electrical system upgrade.

The interior is quite nice, I will get more photos next week in better light to showcase the condition.

1974 was the last year for chrome bumpers, in fact, late ’74 cars were changed completely to the taller rubber bumper style (or lack thereof).

It is not immaculate, the car has been driven… it is not a recent rotisserie restoration. Instead it’s a solid car that looks great and that you could make your daily driver and actually get where you are going. This is the one car I would own if I wanted an inexpensive sports car I had to live with day in and day out. Shows 32,045 miles on the clock.

Great value, shade from the sun and tons of fun! Click “read more” to see the photo album! [Read more…]

1959 Bugeye Sprite For sale: Best of the Best!

I drove this Bugeye recently and it was flawless. Really. I don’t say that lightly. EVERY British car has a punch list, even if it’s a small one.

Not this one.

The car is awesome. Everything works. It drives right. It’s fun. It goes. It handles. And it looks great. The new owner is going to get one of the best Bugeyes money can buy.

This 1959 Sprite (AN5L 14380) which we call “Crane” was exceptional when we sold it to the current owner a few years ago, an excellent rotisserie restoration that we fully sorted and tastefully upgraded to that owner’s taste. For him we added electronic ignition, spin-on oil filter kit, new tires, three point retractable seat belts, an improved engine cooling fan and he even had us ceramic coat the already deluxe stainless steel exhaust header. But it’s what happened next that makes this car so special.

That owner, (Crane), is THE guy you want to purchase a car from… forget what he asked us to do to make the car great, which included upgrading the engine with a 1098 head with better performance and new valves, springs and hardened valve seats. (We also put on completely restored larger HS2 carbs, a great upgrade from later Sprites.) These are wonderful upgrades. But that was just the beginning.

Once he got it, Crane lavished on this little Sprite every indulgence one could offer a four-wheeled vehicle. The car was stored in a what amounts to a museum, the seats were covered with stay fast protective covers made for him when he purchased the car, and I don’t think they have seen any UV light since the car last left our shop.

This car’s dermatologist would be proud.

One chronic issue with Bugeyes is a small arc of scratches on the back that usually result from the convertible top chafing this area. While this was fine in 1959, it is not the way Crane rolls, so he had a piece of clear plastic invisible clear BRA strategically applied to the back deck, to make a nifty protective layer between convertible top and painted surface. It’s perfectly executed.

Top and windows are new BTW, and come in their own fleece-lined pouches. So does the top bow, if you prefer to stow it in your garage. You can see the protective pouches for top bow, side curtains and top in the slideshow below.

He powdercoated the rims too, and these are some of the nicest original Sprite steel wheels I had ever seen, with not a single mark.

When you run your hand along the finish of this car you can tell it has something different going on, Crane hired the worlds’ finest detailer and I don’t know how many hours he must have spent but the car feels like it is sufficiently protected to last into the next millennium. That detailers receipt is included… he spent more time detailing the windshield glass than most people spend on their entire car. And it looks that good.

This is a 948CC drum brake four-speed equipped old English white car with the “Crane Package,” which means it was given everything and anything to make it absolutely one of the nicest and cleanest examples you will ever see of the 1959 Bugeye Sprite. Even the top bow has been preserved in a protective case Crane had us make, so it could live in his garage without getting blemished.

You get the idea. This car is not for everyone, but only for the person who wants the best of the best.


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1958 Excellent Restored Leaf Green 1275 Bugeye Sprite for sale, “Luigi!”

This is “Luigi,” (AN5L 3057). The car is fully restored and ready for a new owner. It’s a really nice car and it drives great. 1958 Bugeyes are the most rare and have a few unique features you don’t find on the later models.

This is an early thin windshield 1958 car, about the 2500th made (of about 50,000). Notice the factory gusset in the rocker panel at the “B” pilar, and the early style windshield wiper motor top, visible under the bonnet. These are all rare features original to the early ’58 Bugeyes. Windshield frames changed at car #5277, and the fatter frame continued through the end of the production run. Early cars are getting more and more rare. Thus, Luigi is a very special Bugeye!
The car was named Luigi by “Perry,” the former owner, pictured here. He has lovingly cared for this car during his ownership since 2012. The car was completely restored in about 1985 in Alberta, Canada. Receipts are included for the engine rebuild at that time. In fact, there is a large book full of receipts from both recent owners. Perry brought the car to our shop from his home in Montreal for a major service a few years ago, and he drove the car less than 200 miles since. While he loved the car, he decided to sell it so someone else can enjoy it. The new speedo we installed a few years back now reads just 161 miles. It doesn’t look like the car has traveled many miles at all since the ground-up restoration years ago.

The underside is solid and quite clean and the car is still very sharp.

The car features a strong 1275 12V engine, from a later Sprite or Midget, with many upgrades, including lifetime K and N air filters and better (bigger) HS2 1.25 inch carburettors. It also has an electric fuel pump, auxiliary electric cooling fan mounted in the nose, exhaust header, fuel pressure regulator and coolant overflow reservoir to help keep air out of the cooling system. The electric cooling fan has a switch under the dash board as shown in the photos. There is a nice tonneau included (see picture) as well as new side curtains and a good top.

The interior is leather, the finish is excellent and the car drives beautifully–everything works. We just changed the front brake wheel cylinders to service the brake system. I have driven this car quite a bit and it is ready to go.

If you are wondering about the white reflective cap on the passenger side of the engine bay, it’s just a spray can cap over the fuse box. It’s not something you need, but it’s a nice way to store some reflective tape under the hood. I suspect Perry thought it might keep some moisture off the fuses.

The yellow “Frogari” stickers on the A pillars look great and will come off easily if the new owner desires. They are not hiding anything and were put there strictly for decoration. We should also be able to remove the Calgary event plaque on the dashboard if the new owner prefers (the car was restored in Calgary before Perry bought it). We can work out any cosmetic revisions with the new owner, but the car looks great as it sits. Another nice cosmetic (non-stock) touch is the chrome wheel trim rings.

Cheers Perry! Thanks for taking such good care of this great Frogeye!

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Why buy a Bugeyeguy Bugeye?

This week, we paved the driveway and rear parking pad. It was a great milestone as we expand our facility and continue to expand our car and product offerings. With all this expansion coming to a head, this seems an appropriate time to ask,”why should you buy a Bugeyeguy Bugeye (or BugeyeguyPART) from us?”
We stand behind what we sell and we have the experience needed to produce great products. Buy from others and take your chances. For example:

In a recent interview with a seller of an old British car, I asked if there were any issues downshifting from third to second and if the transmission was in good shape. He told me it was perfect. “No issues,” he said.

I purchased the car and when it arrived, I went to back-it off the trailer and much to my surprise, I was unable to engage reverse (or any gear for that matter). The clutch barely worked. I started the car in gear and backed the car into the shop for repairs on my very first drive. (We have since fixed the issues).
How was it possible that such a nice guy who was so forthcoming could neglect to disclose something so elemental to our transaction?

This sort of thing happens more often than I can count. Once, a truck showed-up with one of our new acquisitions and the driver asked me who was going to push it off the trailer. I had just bought this car from a national sports car club president… how could he of all people forgot to tell me that his car didn’t run?

As the internet continues to expand, we all have more buying choices. Anyone can find a Bugeye Sprite (and anything else) online, with a seller’s promise of “perfection.” But you have to ask yourself, if Bugeyeguy is having trouble getting cars online that are accurately represented, what am I about to step in?”

Even cars that are “vetted” on social media platforms are subject to the same challenges. Internet crowds sometimes fixate on red herrings, leaving an online auction winner with a serious undisclosed challenge that could not be detected from the photos shown. We get a lot of calls each year from people who say, “I bought such and such car online. I am kicking myself that I didn’t buy one from you instead.”

We work hard to make sure our cars work. We’re not perfect. We occasionally miss things. We are working with 60-year old machines that were never built to last this long. Things break. But we have sent more than 200 serviced Bugeyes out the door and we have learned a thing or two about how to produce a wonderful British Sports car.

I drive every car we sell, bring it back to the shop with a punch list, and when that list is complete, I drive it again and repeat the process. We have the experience to know what matters. We know what might fail before it fails and we discuss with every client how we can improve and accessorize their car so that it is optimized before it departs.

We look at our car business as a partnership. We want you to be happy. We want you to have fun. We want your car to work. We have videos to help you enjoy your car. We sell parts in case something goes wrong. We explain how things work. We answer the phone, often when other businesses are closed. That’s worth a lot in today’s economy, where outsourced phone support is far from satisfying.

What we sell is different. We stand behind our product. If anything isn’t right, call me and we will work together to address your concern. It’s difficult to offer a guarantee on a 60-year old classic car. But we do a great job producing a quality product and we stand behind what we sell.

We work hard to keep our prices competitive. But even if you pay a little more for one of our cars that has been fully vetted, what you get is peace of mind. You know we went through the car. You know there will be no surprises. I‘ve bought hundreds of cars, they are almost never as represented. That’s not how we operate. Let us show you the experience we bring to the classic cars we sell.

We look forward to being of service!

Great 1959 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite driver for sale

Now sold and heading to Phoenix! Congratulations Jeff and Dena!

This Bugeye is a black runner and looks great. We’ve just done a major service on the car, and it’s now ready for a new home. Price is $16,995.

We call AN5L/8136 “Becky.” She has a strong 948 engine and drum brakes that have been fully restored just this week in our shop, along with a new master and slave cylinder too. The car looks quite racy with roll bar, flip-up Aston fuel cap and mini light wheels. The racing stripes are vinyl (and removable if you don’t like them–we think they look quite nice). They are well-executed without blisters or peeling. It’s a nice looking shiny package and great fun to drive.


We have also replaced the front shocks, aligned the front end, replaced the combination oil pressure and termperature gauge, heater valve and anything else needed to prepare the car for a new home.


The car has lived in Connecticut for the past 15 years with a local owner. He installed the solid state electric fuel pump, spin-on oil filter conversion, exhaust header, leather steering wheel and stereo, all nice upgrades. The car comes with a good used top and side curtains. There is no tonneau, but we would be happy to make one for the new owner.

The yellow roll bar is optional and would look better painted black (or white) with the velcro strips removed, but we figured we would wait to see if the new owner even wants a roll bar in the car at all. While the paint on the car shines very nicely, there are some imperfections in the paint.

The “A” pillars have some blisters, which didn’t stop the last owner from enjoying the car one bit. Hinge mounts (as shown) are in nice shape, which means any patches installed would be confined to lower outer “A” pillar skin. Most people would leave it as is, because the car has an impressive appearance, shines nicely and is offered at a great price. The underside is very solid.

We have other cars (priced higher) with better cosmetic details-just ask and we can recommend a car based on your budget and taste.Give a call is you would like to take Becky (or one of our other cars) home!