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!

Sweet 1959 Austin Healey Bugeyed Sprite for sale!

This is “Yuri,” a 1959 Sprite ready for you to enjoy. He has a brand new fiberglass front bonnet, which fits better than the steel one we replaced. The finish is excellent and the car looks quite sharp. We fixed the driver floor pan and put in am entire new passenger floor pan as well, and new dashboard, as well as all the correct switches and gauges. This is a sharp car and it’s attractively priced at $19,995.

The car has a strong 1098 engine from a later Sprite and drum brakes that we have been fully serviced to refresh it for the new owner. The tonneau is workable, but could be replaced. There is no top, but we can easily fit one for the new owner.

This car was owned by the prior in Florida for about 35 years. He had a minor fender bender with the car and traded it for another Bugeye we were selling. Damage was minor, confined to the front of the nose. We removed the dented nose, put on the new fiberglass one you see here, and refreshed the rest of the car for its next owner. The result is excellent, a very nice shiny driver at a reasonable price.
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Rubber replacement kit for all Bugeye Sprites

We have changed a lot of rubber parts on Sprites over the years, and it seems that all the same pieces are prone to cracking, on almost every car. A client called recently looking for one of everything for a Bugeye he recently had painted, so we made a kit of the 34 most common pieces that Bugeye owners need. When you replace all the pieces in this kit, your car takes a giant step up in quality and finish.

This video below describes where everything goes and why it matters. We sell the kit in our catalog and you can find it by clicking here.

For sale: One 1959 Bugeye Sprite in a bubble

Now that we have massaged more than 200 Bugeyes in one way or another, some have blurred but a few really stand out. This 1959 Sprite (AN5L 14380) which we call “Crane” is one of the special ones. It is now for sale.

The car 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 more. 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.

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 must have 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.

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 and for whom money is not the point. Quality and cleanliness is.


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1952 MGTD for sale, no malware!

Our website just took a full sick day due to malware. As I reflect this unexpected intrusion, my mind wanders to the white 1952 MGTD we have just revived (seen at left in an alternate universe), which seems the appropriate antidote to a stressful day fending off invasive bots. If you are reading this, it means the humans I contracted (with their team of helpful bots) have successfully reactivated our website, for a fee perhaps about equal to the MSRP of a new MGTD in 1952.

Why is the MGTD relevant in this age of servers and web hosts? This car is very basic. So basic, in fact, that one feels in a TD like they are riding a horse (that’s a complement) because life in this car becomes very simple. The ride is smooth, while not plush. The entire experience is well-damped by a wood and steel structure. 57 Horsepower seems just fine to me as malicious code invades my database and root files (whatever they are). All I really want to do right now is emerge from the mist on the moors with perfect patina. I love technology and the web and our modern computing power makes our business possible. But TD motoring remains a precious reminder of something that we once were.

This white TD pictured here last rolled under its own power when Hip Hop was not even a glint in the eye of Disco, and the former owner might have been heard humming Bee Gees riffs (“Stayin Alive, Stayin Alive?”) as his bell bottoms hustled the pedals of these wooden floor boards, last in 1982. We rescued this car out of its 35 year slumber for a new owner in Maryland and the car is now just about ready to depart for its new home.


To be fair, this car did have some malware of it’s own under the bonnet after our mechanical restoration… in the photo above you can see Russ scanning the fuel filter and purging all the malicious crud that populated this car’s memory, that is to say, there was still a little residual junk in the tank after we removed, boiled, blasted, soaked and cleaned the 35 years of debris out of the fuel tank. We apparently left just one fuel filter full of nastiness in the tank, which promptly filled the filter and shut off the car, which might have ruined my nice motoring experience were it not for Shawn, the 12-year old who lives up the street, who was happy to push me back to the shop. “Just like pushing the blocking sled at football practice,” he said.

And so with a new fuel filter now installed, the TD is ready, waiting only for the new steering wheel to arrive to replace the wire hoop that is all we have left of the original wheel.

If you like this sort of thing, we are selling another 1952 MGTD, this one a green in nicer cosmetic shape, fully restored about ten years ago. I owned this green TD twice before, and sold it to two different great customers who loved and respected this car. Scott has asked me to sell it for him now on consignment. You can see it in an older post linked here. The car still looks identical to what you see in the photos and videos, as it has only spent most of intervening time nestled in Scott’s very nice garage in Rhode Island.

It’s an excellent, capable and sorted TD we are selling for $22,995, so you too can enjoy next time your (bug)iPhone seizes, your antivirus software is out of date and tech support for your devices means a conversation with someone halfway around the world who you would love to talk with to hear about life in a foreign land, but when it comes to fixing your phone or television, somehow something just seems missing.

MGTDs are here to fix all that…

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73 TR6 for sale, thousands spent on recent restoration!

NOW SOLD, congratulations Tom! !


This is a really nice 1973 Triumph Tr6, #CF676U. Engine number is CF823UE. We’ve known this car for a while and we’ve done restoration service work totaling more than $8000 on this car. Tires, carpet and a host of other parts are brand new. Previous owners have spent thousands as well, all documented in a giant stack of receipts that will travel with the car.

Included in the file are receipts documenting the engine was rebuild in 1989. The machining and engine parts receipts are included. In 1993 the bodywork and paint was done. So the car was easy to buy when it was offered to me, when the owner decided to get a new boat. It’s a great driver that looks great, with lots of new interior parts too. Odometer stopped working recently; the car shows 51,074 miles on the clock.

Most recently, we replaced the clutch with the best one available (“magic clutch”), as well as the master and slave cylinder. Rear springs, all shocks and all hydraulics are new too.

The car is fully sorted; call if you are looking for a great driver for your summer, at a great price!


New! Previously unattainable Bugeye Sprite hardtop hold down brackets!

For years we have sold all the parts for hardtop restorations and now we are excited to add a part that has been quite difficult to find!

These mounting brackets are faithful reproductions of the originals, and rest on top of permanent top bow holders welded onto every Bugeye and support the back of the top while allowing you to bolt the top to the car. These metal pieces bolt to the sides of the top above the B pillar and then the mounting bolt and chrome wing nut secures the bracket to the body of the car.

I suspect many of these were removed (and lost) when tops were stored over the years. Now you can properly secure your top to your car with these original reproductions.

Sold individually. Specify right or left, or both. You’ll need two per each top. Three machine screws and nuts (not included) are required to bolt these to your hardtop. Click here to order these brackets (and all other hardtop parts) in our catalog!