Now on deposit, and soon heading to Maryland! Congratulations John!
It is so rare to find a one owner car these days, especially a Bugeye, which was so inexpensive they were often traded for debts, given away, or left for dead. Here’s a Sprite that was lovingly cared for by one man since new, and sold to me by his family after he passed. It’s a wonderful example, and this car was lucky to have a large amount of restoration dollars spent on new paint, new floors and new mechanicals. The floors were put in about 15 year ago. The engine was rebuilt in the 70s, and has only had a few thousand miles since. There are amazing receipts with the car, including some from 1969 with prices from the era. You can see those in the photos below! For example, rebuilt clutch master in 1972 for $16!
We call the car Mitchell, and he has a 948 engine, the original power plant that came in the car, that runs strong and is well-sorted. The engine doesn’t smoke and shows great oil pressure. The car shows 73,707 original miles. It’s mated to a four speed rib case transmission, a nice upgrade. We’ve serviced the original drum brakes which stop the car nicely. The paint is really nice with a great shine. The interior is fresh too. The car still proudly displayed a few show and hill climb stickers on the dash, from events in the early 70s. We’ve saved these for the next owner.
Nearly new tan top and tonneau fit great. Side curtains are brand new. Padded bag is great! This car is a great driver at a great price.