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“Boyd,” a fantastic restored 1959 Bugeyed Sprite for sale


Now sold and heading to North Carolina. Congratulations Brian!

“Boyd” (AN5L 13275) is a striking 1959 Bugeye Sprite we now have ready for sale. He’s been fully restored about ten years ago and is rust free, and we’ve just completed a comprehensive check-up and replaced the radius arm bushings, slave cylinder, steering column bushings, rear hub seals and anything else the car needed, and he’s now ready for his new home. He’s got a solid 948 engine with upgraded front disk brakes, electric fuel pump and rib case transmission. The car is very well restored and in excellent shape. The paint shines beautifully and the interior is excellent too. Odometer shows 68,090 miles.

It’s hard not to like Boyd, everything still looks brand new. He has very few flaws and you have to look very carefully to find them… there’s a three-inch crack in the paint on the back deck. It’s stable, and will probably last our lifetimes, but someone must have pushed the car from here, and cracked the paint when the deck flexed. Super small, but I want you to know about this and all imperfections! There’s a tiny star crack in the paint by one of the headlight buckets. It’s very hard to see! And there’s a crack in a former repair in the left front wheel arch. All these flaws are pictured so you know exactly what you would be getting if you adopt Boyd. This is a stunning car! The imperfections are very minor.

This car is rust free- check out the underside pictures- this is a very solid set of floor pans in excellent shape. The trunk is still painted in the factory primer-colored paint, with no evidence of dents or abuse. Excellent top and side curtains. Tonneau is useable in a pinch-it was once fit to a car with a roll bar, and thus modified. New tonneaus are available.

Engine bay is clean. The nose fits beautifully with excellent gaps. Door panels are excellent. He drives beautifully. He comes with his heritage certificate (see photo) which is housed in a handsome British Heritage Trust portfolio. He also comes with a vintage original Bugeye driver manual, printed in 1959! Take Boyd home! Call for pricing!

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