We’re having fun transforming a lot of tiny details on this very rare Bugeye. We have one week to go for the Concours event at Lime Rock, come see us there!
This yellow Bugeye is one of two surviving Bugeyes on Earth with bolted rear end gusset supports. It seems that the factory made this car as a prototype, then reinforced it, and put it back on the production line and ran it through the factory in the first days of production. All the production line cars had welded rear end gussets with no bolts, but 552 retains her prototype rear. So even though 501 was the first production line car, 552 and about three other cars were built before it! PBL 75 is the other bolted rear end car that still exists, alive and well in England. PBL is RHD, so our car could be the only surviving left hand drive bolted gusset bugeye! We’re exited to have one of the first Bugeyes ever made!