Inventory for sale is listed below

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

(Other great classics too!)

View Car
1958 Excellent Restored Leaf Green 1275 Bugeye Sprite for sale, “Luigi!”
View Car
1958 Thin Windshield Bugeye Sprite driver for sale called “Hampton!”
View Car
1959 Austin Healey Sprite, restored with automatic transmission! NEW VIDEO Test drive!
View Car
1959 Bugeye Sprite for sale-excellent restored example!
View Car
1959 Bugeye Sprite For sale: Best of the Best!
View Car
1959 Restored Bugeye Sprite for sale- VIDEO @ 70MPH! Five-speed, 1275 engine, disc brakes, wire wheels and more!
View Car
1960 Bugeye Sprite for sale, exceptional and beautifully restored!
View Car
1960 Fantastic restored Bugeye Sprite for sale! Video drive!
View Car
1970 Morgan SUPER Plus 8 for sale, modified, improved, blissful.
View Car
Excellent 1960 Austin Healey 3000 Mark 1 BT7 for sale

Our favorite Sprite steering wheel

The green Bugeye “Marco” leaves our shop today, and one of our favorites of the many upgrades on this car is the steering wheel. This is a very high-quality product from Moto-Lita, with an improved spoke layout that allows easy visibility of the Sprite dashboard gauges. The Moto Lita brand name is artfully engraved in the top spoke. And it is a name worth proudly displaying, because their quality is superior to the other generic wood wheels you often find on British cars.

A new wood wheel is one of the nicest ways to upgrade your cockpit. The billet hub is so well-finished, you can see the tonneau zipper and seat ribs reflected! You can order this art piece for your Bugeye by clicking here!

New Product! Improved Bugeye Sprite Seat spacers for sale!

Here’s a part often overlooked yet extremely important if you’re restoring your Sprite interior.

Original Bugeyes had a thin, black, wooden spacer under the driver seat, to shim the seat up so it would clear the longitudinal member welded beneath the seat. With the thin rubber mats that came with the car, this original spacer provided an adequate gap and allowed easy movement of the seat frame fore and aft. But with the advent of thicker carpet in Bugeye interiors, the original thin spacer no longer works. Even if you don’t move your seat often, with original thin spacers, it’s very difficult to install your seat on modern carpet.

We have fixed these issues with an improved product… our thicker seat spacer makes installation of your seats easier, and allows better clearance between the seat frame and the floor pan.

This is a Bugeyeguy exclusive, not available anywhere else. Every Bugeye needs a least one pair. And if you have two adjustable seats, you need two pairs! (stock Bugeyes had a fixed passenger seat that requires no wood, but many have been changed to adjustable)

Click here to check out this innovation (and others) by visiting our catalog!

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!

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.


Why this major artery can fail and kill your Bugeye Sprite

On all Spridgets, the oil pressure gauge is mechanical and thus it is very important that you know that the feed line for the gauge is in perfect shape. Why? Because if it fails, your car will bleed-out. This is a major artery and your oil pump will spill all your sump’s contents on the street (ask me how I know). It makes a huge mess too, under your hood and all over the road.

The artery in question runs from the engine block to a short rubber hose. That hose runs to a long metal line that feeds the gauge. On many cars we see, pieces are missing and/or the rubber is cracked and dried-out. So the most basic repair is to replace the rubber with fresh rubber that is good and strong. Please check yours today!

You can find the rubber for sale online, but it comes with super lame clamps and in which I have no confidence, particularly for my car’s carotid artery. We sell a rubber hose with clamps you can believe-in as you blast out of a corner with your foot to the floor.

Next you have to make sure the metal lines in your car have the correct barbs to give the rubber line something to capture so it will stay put. You’d be amazed how many of these little rubber lines will simply pull off their metal mates because the barb is long gone. We test them all on the cars that come through our shop. You’d be surprised how many are loose and close to letting go.

In our catalog, we are at work daily to find solutions that will keep these cars on the road with greater reliability. We now sell a new kit to ensure that your artery is healthy. Our fittings help ensure the rubber piece will stay put.

Want to guarantee better Bugeye blood flow? Click here to visit our catalog.

1959 Austin Healey Sprite, restored with automatic transmission! NEW VIDEO Test drive!

This is a Bugeye we call “Scarlett,” (AN5L 9824). If you are a purist, then this car is not for you. But if you love Bugeyes and need an automatic transmission (for whatever reason), this car is the greatest thing going, and it could be the ticket to a Bugeye in your life that otherwise would not have been possible.

Over the years, we have met quite a few people who could not operate a manual transmission for a host of reasons (ranging from physical challenges to pure preference) and this car helps bridge that gap. We had one other auto Bug with an Opel driveline, which went into service in Louisiana to provide a lot of smiles for a collector and his wife. This one is extremely well done, as you can see in the new video below. I’m not sure when and if we will ever have another!

This car is very well-restored with a 1.4 liter Chevette drivetrain and three speed automatic transmission with an electric overdrive fourth speed. The engine has about 52 horsepower, perhaps a bit more since a nice header is installed. Compared to a 43 HP stock 948 Bugeye, the power plant feels more than adequate–not quite as quick as a 1275 Bugeye but quicker than a 948 car.

It was built about 15 years ago in Texas, then sold roughly ten years ago to a couple in Virginia. The odometer currently shows 13,763 miles, and it looks to me that this is the mileage that was put on the car since the restoration over the past 15 years. They used the car regularly without issue. Everything looks quite clean. It is common for restorers to zero out mileage after a massive project such as this one. As with most British cars of this vintage, actual mileage is unknown.

The finish is excellent and shines beautifully. The builder removed the beading strips on the top of the nose and fenders, which always makes Bugeyes look cleaner. This too was very well executed, as was a very smart bonnet lock in the footwells the locks down the flip forward nose.

Footwell floor panels were also replaced during the restoration, thus ensuring a solid underside. An impressive cross brace was also welded under the car, to keep everything strong. You can also see the transmission cooler underneath the car. It’s up out of harms’ way.

The fabricator who built this Sprite did an admirable job fitting the driveline and trimming the cabin. It’s all very clean and well customized. The GM transmission is of course wider than the standard Sprite gearbox, but by removing the battery and heater shelf, everything fits just fine. The transmission tunnel in the cockpit is also slightly wider, and very well executed. The large radiator is clearly up to the task of keeping everything cool, with two substantial electric fans mounted to help when needed. The car drives quite nicely. Front disk brakes are also fit and the stopping power is quite good. Roll bar is nice, as are the quite useable fender mirrors.

Check out the short video above for a more detailed look at the installation and controls. This car is well-sorted and ready to go. Too often, this sort of project is a bit half-baked. But this car was lucky to meet a great builder, who made a very well-modified user-friendly Sprite that has stood-up to the test of almost 15k miles, and seems to be ready for a whole lot more! Note: This car was built in 1959 but is titled as a 1960 model. Many British cars seem to have been titled in the year after their manufacture, perhaps they sat for a winter and were sold the following Spring?

Call or email if you would like to take Scarlett home!