CURRENT INVENTORY IS SHOWN IN THE SMALL PICTURES JUST BELOW THIS TEXT!
(if a car is not pictured here, it has been sold)

2018 Mini Cooper S JCW for sale, in Mint condition with just 7000 miles
Striking 1955 TR2 for sale
Super cool 1965 Morgan Plus 4 for sale
Custom Works Tribute! 1967 Austin Healey 3000 MK3 BJ8 for sale
1956 Austin Healey Lemans spec 100 BN2 for sale, video drive!
Porsche 911 SC Targa for sale-1978 with just 65k miles!
Great 1960 Iris Blue Bugeye Sprite fully restored and for sale!
Fantastic restored 1960 Austin Healey Bugeye Super Sprite for sale
Restored Primrose 1960 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite!
Right Hand Driver 1960 Bugeye Sprite for sale

Porsche 911 SC Targa for sale-1978 with just 65k miles!

Many British car owners confess they also love air-cooled 911s. I was lucky to have a dad who loved these cars, so I love them too. I’m always on the lookout for good ones and I was excited to find this nice low mileage example in a unique original color. I bought this car as part of a larger collection, and I have been holding this 1978 911SC for about four years. But I am just not using it so it’s time to send it to a new home.

This is a great car. 911s have been climbing in value and these 3 liter SCs have been appreciating nicely! This one is stunning, especially if you like a 911 in something other than red, white, black or silver.

The body is great. There are zero dings on the sides of the car. It’s very clean, as you would expect with a low mileage vehicle. The engine is strong. Leak down and compression numbers are all excellent. We recently put in a pop off valve and replaced the hydraulic engine lid damper and replaced the oil S hose. The car is ready to go!

This car is unspoiled and feels like a time capsule. Everything is as it was when it left the factory, except the steering wheel, which is a very nice and high-quality “Dino” brand replacement. Coco mats help evoke the spirit of the era, as does the distinctive and simple mechanical targa top. By the way, have you seen the current 911 targa tops in operation? The entire rear window lifts up automatically and a motorized assemblage of levers and arms moves the top into the back of the car. It’s an engineering marvel, and I shudder to think of the repair costs down the road.

This is not that.

This is a top removed by flipping two levers. The top assembly easily collapses to fit in the trunk. Simple. From another era. And it was all professionally rebuilt just last year by a 911 specialist.

In fact, the window mechanism is also simple, this is a wind-up window car without A/C. It also has a mechanical radio antennae (listed on COA). In the engine bay you can see the air pump has been removed because it was in the way and no longer connected anyway. I have saved all the pieces in a box to travel with the car.

Included are the two factory sales brochures from 1978, which verify the accuracy of this example (see photo album below). When you get into this car, the factory shag carpet and colors stand out because this seems nothing like modern automotive color palettes. When did you last see a dark brown car? For me, that’s what makes this car particularly special.

Turn the key and iconic round warning lights come to life. (These are the same lights I would see in the ’69 911S my dad once owned- this car gets you that look and feel without breaking the bank). I have a 1997 993 as well, and that car’s square warning lights (and there are a lot of them) just don’t as beautifully convey the soul of a 911. This dashboard is much more reminiscent of the older cars, which is one reason I love this vintage so much–more affordable, but still with the heritage and feel of the early 911s.

This car certainly seems to have spent much of it’s life garaged, the dashboard and gauges are great, they are not sun-faded or worn and there are no cracks in the dashboard. Thus the car looks much it would have in 1978. The interior is excellent.

The car comes with a notebook full of receipts and information from the prior owner, including the Porsche COA as shown. It was repainted once and shines beautifully. Everything works (except the horn) and it’s a blast to drive. The transmission is excellent, with no complaints from the synchros and the gearbox is a joy, with easy downshifting.

We have done a bit of maintenance on this car during my four years of ownership. We added a new premium Deka battery two years ago. We changed one rear wheel bearing and rebuilt both front calipers. We adjusted the valves, put in new gaskets, changed the injectors, air filter, plugs, wires, cap and rotor, as well as the oil, which has few miles on it since. New tires were just installed and the Targa top was also completely restored by a Targa specialist. Headliner, vinyl and all rubber are now new (not pictured).

This car has the original engine, as verified by the pictured Porsche COA (see photos below). The timing chain tensioners were upgraded by the former owner about ten years ago. Receipts are included. VIN number is included in photo album. Build date was 12/77.

The car is a blast to drive. Call if you are interested!

Great 1960 Iris Blue Bugeye Sprite fully restored and for sale!

“Morrie” is for sale again! Why? Because Jason (below) flew up from Alabama today and fell in love with “Robin” (also below) and decided to take the red car home instead. Congratulations Jason!!! This Jason’s second Bugeye, which he will enjoy with his wife and 13 year-old son.

I drove Morrie to get lunch today and admired the slick matching blue tonneau cover in the picture below. Jason and I drove Morrie a fair bit today, and we agreed the car performed and drove beautifully. In the end though, Jason chose red over blue, so Morrie is once again available.

This is AN5L 36845 “Morrie.” We have owned this car before and it has received a ton of work and new parts. It is an excellent driver, restored and quite sharp. Check out the video below!

It’s a very stock car, with a 948 CC power plant and drum brakes all around. The interior is quite nice, with new foam and great seat covers. Carpet and panels are also nearly new.

The tires are nearly new as is everything else. This car has been the subject of a comprehensive restoration about ten years ago. Fewer than 1000 miles have been driven since. This is a great Bugeye for anyone looking to tool around the neighborhood in a mostly stock Sprite, with a big smile on their face!

Three point inertia seat belts and a great blue tonneau are nice upgrades! Also included are top and window storage bags. The top is good and the windows are nearly new.

This is a very clean restored car and ready to enjoy this summer!

Bugeye Dance

Bugeyes are coming and going in every direction! ‘

It has been our busiest summer ever, as we swim in a sea of Bugeyes of all configurations (there are about 20 in our building at the moment). You might have noticed that we blew through our 250th Bugeye sold We have barely had time to celebrate.

Thank you for believing in us, for trusting us, for buying our parts and our cars, and most of all, for your support!

Frogeye bums

FrogE electric Bugeye number two nears completion

We’ve begun drive testing on FrogE #2, destined for a customer in Maryland. We are not done yet, but here are pictures of our progress to date. This car uses different batteries than car #1, with a goal of increased range. Below you can see the completed battery array, complete with Ferrari-like lexan viewing panels over the battery cells.

Above you can also see the heat exchanger in the radiator brackets, 220 charger (in front of the batteries) and the single master cylinder for the brake pedal. We would love to sell electric conversion kits, but the complexity is such that for now we can only do conversions in our building. Call if you would like us to pick up your car and bring it here for conversion. Our trucks can go anywhere. Until we can simplify this installation, our kits will have to wait, unless you are a very skilled installer.

Above you can see the framework Kenny designed to hold our batteries. This cage will allow the entire battery assembly to lowered in place with an engine hoist. You can see the blue AC electric motor in the photo above, in the transmission tunnel, where it lives low and aft.

Above you can see the level 2 (220) charge plug in place in the flip-up filler cap. We had to modify the cap to allow use of the charging station plug to fit, but we are very happy with the result. Car #1 had a 110 plug in the filler neck, but this charger allows both a 110 and 220 plug in the same receptacle with an adaptor. So car #2 has one recharge receiver instead of two.

Notice also the larger brake pedal and absence of a clutch pedal

Above you can see the nearly complete new blue interior. Below is how we got the car. While here, this car has received a new welded up dashboard with navy blue cover and new electronic gauges that speak to the electric systems on board. One big challenge is routing the wires from the rear of the car to the forward compartment. We built a fat box over the inner rocker panel on the passenger side which serves as a soffit for the wires. You can just see that the inner rocker panel cover is a bit thicker than usual because of the heavy wires that run inside. In this way, we can hide the wires that communicate between front and rear of the car.

New seats and steering wheel go in next! We’ll have more pictures next week of the completed car!

4107 Bugeye miles, part four, homecoming!

Our adventurous Bugeye travelers have had a productive week. They passed through Biloxi, New Orleans and finally home to Austin, Texas, 4107 miles after they departed our shop in Connecticut (they went “the long way”).

They sent this picture above of the car on the beach in Northern Florida followed by the picture below. Bugeyes have never done well off-road, and we all knew Mollie’s exhaust was a bit too low to begin with. Alas, it’s never fun when important parts depart your vehicle.

No problem for this team, and they quickly had the front portion plugged back on and the rear hanger safety wired to the bumper bracket. By the way, it’s not hard to tear the rear exhaust hanger on these cars, and it is smart to carry a spare even if you’ll never drive on rough terrain-they are only three bucks. (you can find these here)

A day or two later they crossed the Mississippi River (below),

and arrived in New Orleans to visit the WWII museum,

and enjoy a sweet New Orleans B&B.

They eventually crossed into Texas, and arrived at home.

Below you can see Mollie’s garage-mate back in Texas, Amanda’s BMW Z4. Why would you leave a perfectly wonderful Z4 in the garage while galavanting around the entire eastern third of America in a 1960 Bugeye Sprite?

Here’s how Amanda answers that question:

Reflections on three weeks in a tiny car… You must be mentally prepared for anything. Weather, mechanical failure, every thing that can happen probably will. Take it in stride as much as possible. 

You will end up talking sometimes for hours with complete strangers about the car, the car they used to have and the memories this one brings back, it’s just going to happen. A simple stop for gas and you finally get on the road two hours later with half the small town waving goodbye. 


Then there’s the Bugeye diet plan. After a day of driving, anything under three miles is a walking distance restaurant!  
Distance: 250 miles a day isn’t bad, 300 and 350 are rough. Cooler and overcast days are easier. Hot ‘stop and go’ traffic not so much. You get so small rain squalls are not a big deal, as long as you can keep moving, it stays pretty dry and can be a welcome break from the heat, lol. Good permanent addition to door map/storage pocket is a microfiber cloth to wipe off the rain on the inside of the windshield!


Stay hydrated. The heat and wind take their toll. Sunscreen is essential, and a hat is pretty much a must have also. 


We mainly avoided freeways. The Bugeye gives you a good excuse to take the backroads, take everything at a slower pace, see everything that you would miss zipping along at 70 with climate control, sound insulation, power everything, & cruise control. 


Did we have difficulties in our 4000+ mile trek, sure. Would I have traded the experience? Not on your life. Now, we’re trying to figure out what our next big adventure with Mollie will be😀

1956 Austin Healey Lemans spec 100 BN2 for sale, video drive!

This has been my personal 100M since the fall of 2012. I have not been using it enough, and it’s time to pass this stunning car to a new owner. Come for a drive with me in this wonderful car in the video below:

The car was comprehensively restored by a passionate Healey enthusiast, who worked hard to create a show-winning car that he could also drive. He started with the preferred 1956 four-speed BN2 100 Healey and correctly built the car to the proper LeMans spec, which was verified by M registry certification.

The car is stunning. Paint work is excellent in correct Healey blue. Panel fit, door fit and swage line fit are all excellent. Dashboard paint scheme is also correct, and the matching blue leather seats are exceptional.

The engine and gearbox were completely rebuilt, and the M- spec engine produces brisk acceleration. A lower ring and pinion set was built into the rear end, to make for impressive highway cruising. The original electric overdrive functions beautifully, and in fourth gear with overdrive engaged, the lower rear end allows effortless 70 mph cruising. The car runs on modern radials with 72 spoke painted wire wheels, much stronger than the stock 48 spoke painted rims (and bias plys) that would have come with the car. This configuration made it easy for me to enjoy a delightful long drive to Lime Rock Park for the fall concours in 2015, where the car was awarded third place in class.

In recent years, I have fit a high-output starter motor and premium Optima Battery (in the original battery tray). These upgrades have made the car easy to start even after she has been sitting for a few weeks. The new owner will appreciate the ease with which the car springs to life courtesy of these upgrades.

Engine bay is quite tidy, and the spin-on oil filter upgrade (above) makes service easier. I’ve also hidden a K & N lifetime air filter in the front shroud, mounted on the end of the correct reproduction air hose. Many of these M air boxes are running without air filters but I made certain that filtered air would help protect this great engine.

I have maintained the car so that it is ready to enjoy. I have recently replaced the master cylinder, rear wheel cylinders, brake shoes and front shocks. I would not hesitate to drive this car on a long trip.

The convertible top is also excellent and quite useable, made of uprated matching blue everflex with the addition of a zip-down rear window, which is an excellent upgrade that makes the car that much more useable on the hottest of days. I have enjoyed top-up rear window down motoring when the sun is otherwise too hot for an open car drive. In this way, the top functions as an awning and with windows off and rear window unzipped, the occupants enjoy maximum ventilation. Nice side curtains are included, as is a good blue tonneau cover.

I bought this car because it is a show-winner that can also be driven and enjoyed, and the new owner will appreciate the fact that this is not just a showpiece that is tucked away in the garage. Whether the windshield is folded down or left in the more upright position, this is an exceptional sculpture on wheels that will be enjoyed for generations to come.

The car is available for $95,900.

Contact us at David@bugeyeguy.com or call (203)-208-0980 during business hours