This is one of the top Bugeyes in the country. This car is now sold and will soon be heading to Brazil!
The car was meticulously restored by a great restorer in Florida. We like his work a lot, and so we named the car after him, and call it “Duffy.”
You won’t find anything that wasn’t renewed or restored (except perhaps the tonneau, which is still very good). The car is a certain Concours contender, the restoration is that good. And yet it is a car you can jump in and drive, whether to the show or out for fun!
Duff was obsessed with building the best, so the body was media blasted, then stripped in a tub via reverse electrolysis, then dipped in PPG primer and sealed. This is as good as it gets for the preservation of your investment!
Then the primer and base/clear coat PPG paint was laid on, and the finish is excellent. In fact everything is excellent. The seats are done professionally with no ripples along the top of the seat back or lumps, or issues anywhere! The dashboard is beautifully restored. So is the trunk, and the engine bay, and the underside, and he has a new top.
The engine is a warmed-over stock 948, rebuilt and bored 030 over,balanced and blueprinted, correct for the car, modified with a 1098 head, and rich needles for improved performance. The car drives like it has a stock 1275 engine, with excellent acceleration that puts a smile on any operator’s face!
Nice spin on oil filter conversion. Nice slightly wider tires and front sway bar improve the handling and braking. 3.9 rear end for better highway cruising. Sleeved and upgraded master cylinder, new smooth case transmission with rib case innards. Just 1800 miles on new engine and transmission. Original drum brakes have all been rebuilt. Super nice Styla wood steering wheel too!
In 2013, Duff ran into Gerry Coker at a show in florida, and Gerry graciously signed the inner fender. Gerry, as you know, penned the Healey 100 and the Bugeye. You can see his autograph in the photos below.
Duffy is a top-shelf car done to a high standard. Now available for anyone who wants the very best! Call or email for pricing. The underside is awesome, I will add more pix of that shortly!
Needs tachometer cable and fuel gauge repair, which we will do for the new owner. Check out the new video below. Call or email for pricing!