“Icarus,” Immaculate 1959 Bugeye Sprite for sale!

Now sold, congratulations, Steve! This excellent car will soon be heading to Ontario!

This is a amazing Bugeye restoration, built with great skill and passion. AN5L 13874 is the product of a multi-year obsessive build to produce a dream bugeye with a few tasteful mods, like a 1275 engine, disk brakes, and Bilstein tube shocks all around. The builder also made a few slick body mods, like a custom rear license plate mount, beautiful aviation style fuel filler and interior bonnet release to unlock the flip forward nose.

If you want a beautiful custom Bugeye, you should check out this car.


Everything is built to a very high standard. The underside is immaculate. The tub was completely stripped and recoated on a rotisserie, so every square inch of the vehicle was completely restored. Then a rebuilt 1275 engine was added, as well as all new components throughout. Expensive Bilstein shocks were next installed, to make a performance ride with zero body roll. A nice exhaust system was also hung, and it sounds great. A single downdraft Weber carb was also fit. Lots of beautiful powder coating was applied to the interior trim, grab handle, headlight rims and windshield. Look through the photos and you will see evidence of the time and passion that went into this build. The car shows 87232 miles but has only been driven about 100 miles since the complete ground up restoration.

We called this car Icarus, because he holds a nice surprise under the nose, a beautifully rendered flying bugeye. And fly you will (just don’t get too close to the sun).

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