Congratulations Dave! This car will soon be heading to you in Washington State!
This 1959 Bugeye is AN5L 11929, a very nicely restored Sprite we call “Lynn.”
This is the perfect car for anyone looking for a stock Bugeye that is completely restored and offered at a great price. The car was completely rebuilt between 2003 and 2006. A pile of receipts (see photo) details the engine rebuild in 2003 with new rings and bearings as well as a valve job, timing chain, etc, etc. She shows 3348 miles on the odometer, likely the total mileage the car has covered since its complete restoration.
The car features the original 948 engine (as verified by the Heritage Certificate, included with the sale). The engine shows great oil pressure. The car is completely stock, except for an upgraded high-output starter motor and a brand new rubber mounted electric fuel pump we put in just this week. We have gone through the car and sorted any issues. She now has a new fuel tank and filter, new premium front wheel brake cylinders, new steering column bushings and new rear hub seals. We’ve also fixed a number of annoying smaller issues, to get this car ready for the new owner, and it shows… the car is a delight to drive, better than a new Bugeye when it left the showroom floor.
The floors have been patched and repaired, as has the body, so there is no rust at all. The interior is excellent, with new foam cushions, seat covers and matching blue carpet. The windshield was also replaced during the restoration, as were the rubber gaskets. The paint shines very nicely, as you can see by the vivid sky reflected in the photos in the gallery.
The car wears stock wheels and radial tires. A top bow is included, as well as an older top, which should get you home in a pinch. We can fit a new top instead if you prefer. A new tonneau and side curtains are also available. A scissors jack and lug nut wrench are included in the nicely lined boot, as is a correct original spare tire fit with a newer radial tire.
If you are looking for a delightful and handsome Bugeye this Spring, this could be the right car for you!
Offered at $21,995. To restore a Bugeye Sprite to this level would cost considerably more! Please call for more details.