Now sold to William in Michigan!!!!!!!!!
In 1982, Ty and his dad bought this 1960 Bugeye (AN5L 18133) from a neighbor, loaded it onto a hay trailer and towed into their barn. They began amassing parts for their planned restoration. Then life happened. And the car sat for the next 35 years, showing 50,345 miles on the clock.
This week, that same trailer that held the car off the ground for all these years was dragged out of the barn with the car still sitting on top, and the whole assembly saw the light of day for the first time since 1982. The project is now ready for a new restorer. We are too busy to take this one on, (we’re particularly engrossed in our facility expansion project ) so we are offering this car for sale for anyone looking for a barn-find project. The car is located in Ohio and ready for shipment. We can have it delivered directly to you if you like.
The car will need complete body restoration, with body repair required in the usual places. The floors are better than average, but expect to do some floor repairs too. The rear axle and springs were removed in 1982 for spring box repair which was never performed. Dashboard and nicer than normal original seats are also included. 948 engine and smooth case transmission have been sitting since 1982 and you can assume they will need a complete rebuild. Engine appears complete with all needed original parts.
The car was originally old english white with red interior. Many old and new parts are included as shown, including multiples of certain items. Lots of new parts were purchased back in the 80s, including a wiring harness. It’s all in a big barrel that comes with the car as shown in the pictures.
A clear Ohio title is included. I have the phone number of the neighbor who owned this car from 1974-1982. He’s a nice guy and very available if the new owner wants to hear more history. We have the contact info for the owner prior to 1974 as well.
If you are looking for a complete restoration project with a great story, give a call, we would love to send this car to you. We have all parts (and body parts) in our catalog to help with the restoration! Call or email if you would like to adopt this project!