Inventory for sale is listed below

Bugeyes shown below are in stock and ready for delivery to your door!

(Other great classics too!)

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1958 Excellent Restored Leaf Green 1275 Bugeye Sprite for sale, “Luigi!”
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1958 Thin Windshield Bugeye Sprite driver for sale called “Hampton!”
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1959 Austin Healey Sprite, restored with automatic transmission! NEW VIDEO Test drive!
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1959 Bugeye Sprite for sale-excellent restored example!
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1959 Bugeye Sprite For sale: Best of the Best!
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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 for sale, exceptional and beautifully restored!
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1960 Fantastic restored Bugeye Sprite for sale! Video drive!
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1970 Morgan SUPER Plus 8 for sale, modified, improved, blissful.
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Excellent 1960 Austin Healey 3000 Mark 1 BT7 for sale

Demystifying Spridget/ SU carb choke operation

Here’s some hard-starting help!

We get frequent calls from people who have trouble starting their Bugeyes on cold days. There are lots of possible causes, but too often, incorrect choke operation is the culprit. The jets have to move or the choke will not enrich the mixture, which is required when the engine is cold. In the video below, I demonstrate what it looks like when the jets move during proper choke operation.

Sometimes the jets get gummy, they’re improperly adjusted, or the choke cable is worn, frayed or otherwise can’t operate the jets. We sell a nice reproduction of the original choke cable, which you can buy by clicking here. Another option is to upgrade the whole assembly and make it all new again (shown above). You’ll be impressed to see how nicely a new set of carbs actually works. You can purchase them here (and our kit also comes with a new manifold and heat shield, should you be upgrading from H1 carbs). HS2 carbs are a better design than the the original H1s that came with 948 engines on Mark 1 Sprites. Even the factory agreed that this was a smart upgrade, and fit these carbs on mark 2-948 cars. HS2 have a bigger throats too so you get more performance.

Regardless, check out the video below, I made it for a customer with hard-starting challenges, and I hope it helps you too!

New! Performance rear lever shocks for all Spridgets!

Ride quality is crucial for maximum Midget (and Sprite) fun. Good shocks are essential to attain the best ride quality.

Our new silver “LeMans” shocks have become our favorite… I can tell after driving hundreds of Bugeyes over the same streets that these shocks are plush enough to provide a nice level of comfort, and stiff enough for great performance. And they look cool too! We launched the front silver shocks a few weeks ago, and now we have the rears to follow. (you can order the fronts by clicking here)

Many people tend to discount the importance of rear shocks in a Sprite. After all, the back ends are so light, why would it matter? Well, when you hit the bump in front of our shop with bad rear shocks, the entire boot operates as a sub-woofer and lets out a KA-Bong! So rear shocks indeed matter a whole lot. Make sure yours are good!

If your shocks are leaking, you’re done. Lots of people like to refill them, but they will simply leak out again. We replace all leakers. You should too.

And if yours are not leaking, you may not be able to tell if they are shot just by pressing down on the rear fender. Better to disconnect the arms and see if they move smoothly through their entire range without any loose or dead spots. Any loose undamped arm motion translates to inferior ride and performance! Click here to order a pair of these performance rear shocks!

How to lift a Bugeye Sprite

This is an original Bugeye Sprite jack. Enjoy the picture of this glorious King Dick brand product. And don’t worry that you don’t have one, because these will potentially damage your car.

Please proceed to the video below that explains why the original jack is more likely to damage your rocker panels than to lift your car safely. This video shows how to do it right.

And please remember, use jack stands!

What to do on the road? Call roadside assistance! We recommend one of the “plus” services that provides at least 100 miles of free towing. It’s always safest to get off the road as soon as possible, and even to ask a passing motorist to help push you out of harm’s way if needed before a flat bed arrives. If you insist on roadside jacking, best to carry in the car an inexpensive scissors jack that will lift the car in the locations shown in the video below. Thanks to David in Florida for this question about what to do on the side of the road.

Spridget LeMans front shocks, upgraded and extra cool!

We are huge fans of lever shocks. They provide the best ride quality and performance for Bugeyes (and all Spridgets). All the tube shocks we have tested are too harsh and thus make the cars less sure-footed. So we use lever shocks exclusively on all the cars that pass through our building.

Still, we’ve always wanted something a little stiffer, and we’re excited to introduce a new product that delivers. Our new LeMans shocks is about 20% stiffer than stock, so you’ll enjoy handling benefits without sacrificing the ride quality so vital to a great Sprite outing. And they look super-cool too, finished in silver with a red racing stripe! Click here to try-out these new shocks-you’ll find them (and lots of other great innovations) in our catalog!

Phoenix, Portland, DC… We prepare three Bugeye Sprites for three different regions and customers

We are readying three different cars this week for customers in distinct regions around America. Each customer has specific requirements. In the video below, you can see what we have been up to this week, as we ready these vehicles for their new homes.

New Product! Sprite Midget remote clutch hydraulic bleed kit

This is a great solution that prevents a big headache. It’s our new featured product this week from the bugeyeguyparts catalog.

Slave cylinders leak. Once replaced, you have to bleed the air from the system, and the bleeder lives in a very tight space. Instead of this hassle, this remote bleeder kit allows you to handle this operation with ease, by relocating the bleed nipple to a convenient location above the bell housing directly above the slave.

Simply attach the remote line to the bleed fitting on the slave and mount the “L” bracket on one of the engine to bell housing bolts. All future bleeding can be done under the hood adjacent to the heater valve instead of on your back in a very tight space, where it can be particularly challenging to get a wrench on the fitting and a hose on the bleeder fitting. Once installed, you move the bleeder to a remote location where access and collection of fluid is a breeze. This is a great innovation and will dramatically reduce the time required any time you need to service your clutch hydraulics.

You can purchase the bleeder by clicking here!