She’s a disk brake equipped car with a great 1098 engine, for more power. She also has upgraded rear brakes from a later Sprite.
We first met her after the new owner (who bought the car online from a private seller) shipped us the car since it needed finishing after a recent body restoration.
In October 2012, Lucy arrived on our doorstep and we did a massive service to the car, and fixed and upgraded a long list of mechanical and cosmetic parts. We started with the interior and put in new door rubber liners like the originals, as well as deluxe door pockets, a complete panel kit as well as new carpets throughout, including in the boot. We fit a new steering wheel, repaired the horn and fit a new top.
We fit a new pinion seal to the differential, replaced the rack boots, replaced the gas tank and sending unit, changed the front shocks, set the alignment, and replaced the rear wheel cylinders. We put in a new grill and put in three point seat belts. We tuned the engine, and replaced some worn carburetor parts. We also put in a new distributor with electronic ignition.
It was a great transformation, and we made the car wonderful, and on her maiden voyage, she drove two hours from our shop to New Jersey, no small feat through the roughest roads the NY metro area has to offer, without issue. This is a great testimonial to the driveability of this car.
Since we knew how much had been invested in this car, we jumped at the opportunity when the new owner called to say he wanted to move on, and so now we have Lucy back in our shop and for sale!
This is a great car, that looks great and drives great, with no rust. The transmission is a bit worn and is the next component that should be replaced, so we’ve included a new rebuilt ribcase transmission, installed, in the price. We’ll install the new transmission for the new owner.
If you want a very nice Bugeye with a new interior and tons of new parts, then Lucy is for you! We’ve done a massive service to this car for the prior owner who never really used the car… the new owner will enjoy the benefits of our work!
Fly in and drive her home!