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1960 Bugeye Sprite for sale-The Bee’s Knees!

I am really enjoying this stipped-down Bugeye. After spending a whole lot of time and money building my own personal “ultimate” Bugeye, this one gets you there for a whole lot less money in a lot less time. And in the video below, you can see just how much fun a car like this can be, even before you leave your own driveway.

This is about the most fun you can have with under 50 HP…

This is “Goldie,” (AN5L 45557) a 1960 Austin Healey Sprite first titled in 1961. If you love the simpler stripped-down days when Bugeyes were driven to work during the week and flat-towed to the race track on weekends, this is the ultimate. It’s basic and elemental, with a minimalist Brooklands windscreen, new black seats and new rubberized mats. It’s clean and ready to zip.


We took a dry Texas Bugeye from its recent home in dry New Mexico and built-up a pocket-racer, that will give the new owner at 30 mph about the same amount of fun you can have in a Porsche at 100 (with much lower maintenance and up-front costs). Sure, you won’t have a roof, but in a car like this, that’s not the point. This is all about pure sportscar bliss, and this little bugger delivers.

It’s fit with a stock rebuilt 948 engine (which we bench ran so we could fix any issues and address any oil leaks) and a rebuilt rib case transmission. With the performance muffler that is fit, it sounds like a buzz bomb as you blast down the street. I love this little car. It seems to distill the DNA of what a Bugeye is all about. And it’s not at all like anything else on the road today.

All the sheet metal is solid. All the parts are new-seats, foams, shocks, wheels, wiring harness, hydraulics-everything! Lots of the suspension parts are powder-coated, as you can see in the pictures of the front suspension.

The grill is custom aluminum, a one-off.

It’s nice and clean underneath!

She’s sweet!

And super cool.

Call 203 561 6929 if you want to be the new steward of this wonderful little car.

Contact us at David@bugeyeguy.com or call (203)-208-0980 during business hours