Stunning turn-key 1959 Bugeyed Sprite for sale
This is one of the best Bugeyes we have ever had yet a few people couldn’t get past the color matched red wheels, so we have changed them to the correct silver ones! Today we re-introduce Aiden with his new wheels. And he’s looking quite handsome.
This is a smashing 1959 Bugeye built by one of the best restorers we have encountered. This builder was meticulous and produced a super-solid Bugeye that will outlive us all. The car looks fantastic, in fact I took it to his first show two weeks ago and won first prize. Aiden is better than ever.
I sold Aiden a few years ago to a collector in Santa Barbara, who recently wanted to change-up his collection and offered me the car, which I was delighted to buy back. Come for a drive with me in the video below. The car is tight, rattle-free and powerful, with an uprated 948 engine that’s quicker than most 948s. Everything was built to a very high standard! (click “read more” below the first video to see two more videos about this car!)
Take an underside tour!
The body panel fit is excellent, particularly along all the seams of the nose. The finish is exceptional, with a deep shine. The interior is excellent, with new thick seat base foam for a very comfortable ride. It is really hard to find cars that are as well-sorted as Aiden, and if you want a high-level car you can start enjoying immediately, Aiden is a special find.
Brakes are excellent and have been upgraded to front disks.
In fact, the car has received most of the best upgrades, for example a Moto-lita wood steering wheel, three point inertia reel seat belts with a deluxe Austin Healey enameled crest (see photo), custom Bugeyeguy top and side curtain pouches, and more. The tonneau is new. The top and windows are very good. An SU electronic fuel pump added under the hood for improved reliability over the original mechanical pump. This car needs nothing!
The builder also put in gold-faced gauges from a 1959 Big Healey, a nice custom touch. He also mounted a little lucite cover over the stock fuse box, which can be easily removed if you prefer the original look, but it probably helps keep any moisture out!
The only non-working component is the trip odometer, although the odometer itself is working just fine. This can be rebuilt if so desired, at one of the instrument rebuilders around the country.
Fly in and drive Aiden around New England this fall for leaf season, and then drive the car home (or we can ship it to you). Aiden is ready to go today!