It was extremely satisfying to send this amazing Bugeye to Ron in Rhode Island this week. We all fell in love with this car, mainly because it was just right. This was a stripped-down Bugeye, with the stock engine, brakes and transmission. The exhaust was modified, the car was lowered, an anti-roll as well as a single roll bar was added, as well as slightly wider tires. That was about it, and thus we recreated a Bugeye that feels like something people anyone might have modified in their driveway in the 60s.
Of course, we unleashed some cosmetic indulgences, like the the metallic (modern) stripes, flip-up fuel cap, (not so modern) Brooklands screens and a handsome custom short tonneau with contrasting gold stitching. And custom headrest in the roll bar. The yellow driving lights and billet grill are also cool. But overall, this is just an elemental Bugeye, with a few select upgrades (and some showing-off by us). And thus it feels very much connected to its roots, despite the non-stock paint scheme!
Interestingly, this is the third Bugeye Ron has purchased from us,(an honor)! He has owned Roz, a supercharged white wall clad leaf green Bugeye, Rose, the primrose stock Bugeye you can see in our current inventory, and now this car, Goldie. Ron is doing an impressive job sampling the many moods one can build into a Bugeye Sprite.
We look forward to building one for you!