We named this car “Denim,” and I believe the new owner will cherish the car like a favorite denim shirt. Built on September 22, 1960, this car is worn-in to perfection, and still quite stylish. CONGRATULATIONS Alex in Florida! Denim is now sold and our 125th Bugeye we have sent to a new home!
Anyone could make such a claim about a classic car–but I like this car mainly because it is unmolested. It retains the correct original old englsh white finish, the correct original red interior, correct original 948 engine and she just feels right, like a Bugeye that has been well-loved and well-used without being beat up or bastardized. The car comes with a heritage certificate that verifies the the engine and color combinations are original to the car (see photo of certificate below). This car presents like your old Bugeye, untouched since you saw it last.
The car comes with a great new tonneau and very recent top. A lot of work has been done on the car courtesy of the prior owner by an excellent British service shop, in fact about $6000 was recently spent making the car into a great driver. We have all the receipts for that work. Some of the things just fit this year include a new radiator, water pump, hoses, service all fluids including engine, transmission and differential, steering rack boots, tie rod ends, new front sway bar, new tires, new fuel tank, rebuilt carbs and throttle shafts. All done well, and all great to have!
We’ve just fit a new carpet kit and the interior now looks just right.
The paint is great at 10 feet but there are a bunch of small scratches and chips, as well as some crazing throughout. This is a car you drive as is and enjoy without fussing over the paint, or you do a repaint. Maybe you have dogs or small kids or a cluttered garage so a new paint job is more of a liability… either way, the car is great to drive and great fun.
It’s the kind of car you go to over and over again… kinda like your favorite denim shirt. Drive below!