Now SOLD to William in Mississippi, congratulations!
We call this Sprite “Pedro,” and it’s a beautiful 1959 Bugeye, AN5L 15196. The car was restored by a very passionate and meticulous car guy, who spent countless hours detailing every inch of the car. The result is stunning! The burgundy base/clearcoat paint work is outstanding and this car is a knockout. The car is lowered for an attractive and aggressive stance. This is another car that has been fully sorted in our workshop. The last owners spent a ton of money, (and we put in a lot of time) to optimize this car and make it turnkey. All of our cars are not what you find for sale elsewhere. Sure there are lots of great builders out there. But our cars have the benefit of the more than 200 Bugeyes that have come before. We leverage that expertise to produce the finest product possible.
Take a drive below, and click “read more” below the video to see the photo album…
Pedro is equipped a powerful 1275 engine, Weber downdraft carburetor, and a flip forward fiberglass nose, which is very high quality and looks great. The nose is very light so opening the front is a breeze, as is engine access. The VTO wheels are beautiful and the 175 series tires are slightly larger than normal for better grip and handling. The car also has a performance exhaust header and big bore exhaust. Sounds great!
The car also has new rear lever shocks, an alternator upgrade and an original Bugeye tachometer converted to electronic to operate with the alternator so it looks right and will not suffer the normal mechanical gauge issues.
Since we’ve had the car, we have completed a long list of service work to prepare the car for a new owner, including new front shocks, new rear axle seals and wheel cylinders, new rear brake shoes, new radius arm bushings on the left side, adjust parking brake, replace right front wheel bearings, replace clutch slave cylinder, installed proper shift lever, set the toe in, repaired the nose limiting straps, installed an ignition switch guillotine and made the steering wheel horn push work. We also put in new steering column bushings and covered the front cockpit trim rail with vinyl (not shown). Now he’s ready for a new home.
It’s a rust free car, which all the body work done. The underside is excellent, and painted with a stone guard finish on floors and in wheel wells to keep the car looking beautiful underneath. Seats are non-stock, from a later Sprite or MG, but they work great. This is a sound and solid car.
Good tonneau, great top and side curtains are included!
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