Congratulations Tom! Marc will soon be heading to your house back in Florida!
This is Marc, (AN5L 34417), a sweet-driving unmolested 1960 Bugeye!
It’s quite rare for me to drive a Bugeye and come back with no list of issues that can be improved, but Marc is one of those rare cars! No issues! Everything works. And works well!
In December of 2012, we did about $5500 in service and upgrades to this car and then sent it to a great customer in Florida, who is now working on a real estate project so he sold the car back to us. As always, we are happy to have back a car that we have already gone through and that we know works great!
We have the full worksheet on file for the car’s recent build-out-email if you would like to see a copy of the build sheet for the prior owner. Included was all new front and rear brake wheel cylinders, premium clutch slave cylinder, new sleeved master cylinder, new tonneau, new distributor with electronic ignition, LED tail and brake lights, spin-on oil filter conversion, air horn, three point retractible seat belts and more!
Indicated mileage is 13180–he’s gone under 430 miles since this work was done. We went over everything to make the car work wonderfully for the last owner, and now you can enjoy this great car!
This car sports a strong 948 engine that was recently rebuilt-you can see it still looks quite clean and freshly painted after the rebuild. The car drives beautifully. We’ve also replaced the rear radius arm bushings and aligned the front end to make the ride tight and rattle free.
The engine starts right up and pulls nicely, with good oil pressure, no smoke, and great fun! The car also has a great solid-state electronic fuel pump that’s mounted on rubber isolators and hidden behind the rear bulkhead under the car.
This is a nice upgrade!
Marc has a great original dashboard with all the correct gauges and switches, all working, and the running gear is also completely stock. This is a rare unmolested example maintained by a true Bugeye enthusiast (nut)!
Marc, the former owner, had him since 1988, and he’s been well-cared for and garaged ever since.
I met Mark about 10 years ago, when I heard there was a guy who was really into Bugeyes that I needed to meet. I drove my Bugeye (Gumby) to his house, and found four wonderful Bugeyes all packed into one bay of a two car garage!
(That’s Marc in his former home, on the left below ((without the luggage rack))-true sign of a Bugeye-lover– Bugeyes parked at a 4:1 garage ratio!)
Marc and I have been friends ever since, and this is the second Bugeye he has sold to me so I could find the car a great new home.
The car shows beautifully with a nice shine as the pictures convey. There are a few minor nicks in the paint when you look closely but he still presents beautifully. Interior is quite nice, with new carpet. We also added trunk carpet for the prior owner in December of 2012.
The underside is quite solid. The top is functional although old and a bit shrunken with a rear window that has seen better days. We routinely custom fit new tops on these cars and can build a new one for Marc if you think you will ever use it. You can see a fresh top being fit to one of our customer’s cars in the photo album above.
Check him out in the driving video below! This is a fun car ready to roll, and ready for many great adventures!