Woody is not actually in the bathroom at Bugeye Central… instead, he’s parked in front of a funky old five and dime store that decorates their facade with what sure looks like bathroom tile (click to enlarge, pretty funky!)
Woody is a great high-performance Bugeye. His new owner is someone who wants to retain the nostalgic look and feel of a Bugeye, but also wants performance upgrades and everyday practicality.
Woody has a 5-Speed Datsun transmission, which gives you a full synchro gearbox for easier shifting and an overdrive 5th gear for better highway cruising. He also has disk brakes, an uprated 1275 engine with an exhaust header and Weber sidedraft carburetor, all for better performance.
His lever shocks have been converted to tube shocks all around as well for maximum performance and reliability, and anti-roll bars have been added front and rear to improve handling and pretty much eliminate body roll all together.
He also has adjustable rear upper suspension links, a roll bar and brand new tires on super clean Minotur alloy wheels. Cap that off with a brand new matching matte black and leather steering wheel with a lovely cloisonne Austin Healey emblem. The emblem in the center of the steering wheel adds a tastful spot of red to an otherwise black dashboard. Nice!
This little racer is equally comfortable noodling around town and blasting through the twisties, with a rich exhaust note, great power and wonderful balanced handling. This is a very tight car and a blast to drive. He has the right performance modifications to be a winner around pylons or just around town. We’ve gone through the car to make sure it all works properly, and Woody is now available for delivery worldwide.
The racing roundels are magnetic, and Woody has the guts to wear them proudly. They are easily removed depending on your sense of aesthetic. We have pictured the car with and without. You decide. And if you like them, we can go to the other extreme and affix permanent decals.
Come along for a great shoreline ride in “Woody” in the video below:
You’ll note in this video Woody has his former steering wheel installed-he now has a new wheel with proper center hub horn push, all working great, as detailed in the photos above.
This is a great Bugeye! Call 203 561 6929 for more details!