RECOVERED! Found a few days later at the SFO airport, safe and sound!
Sometime between Thursday night May 12, 2016 and Friday morning May 13, this Bugeye Sprite (AKA Drucilla) was stolen in Redwood City, CA. Keep an eye out for this unique Bugeye Sprite, especially if you are in The Bay Area.
The car has a number of quite distinctive markings, including unique flip forward nose latches that are white plastic and flush mounted (these latches are visible in the photo above, behind the front tires). The paint is pearlescent white. More pictures are linked below.
Of the 175 Bugeyes we have sold, this is the first that has been stolen, and I am guessing it was taken by vandals, a “crime of opportunity.” It was parked behind an auto stereo shop overnight awaiting it’s new sound system.
Anyone with information can email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or contact the Redwood City Police department. The car’s vin number is AN5L-39165, identified by the plaque on the frame beneath the carburetors. I have the body numbers too, but it should be very easy to identify a pearlescent Bugeye with wire wheels and other external features as shown. It’s also configured with a Datsun five speed transmission.