Now SOLD! to Gary and family! CONGRATULATIONS!
Here’s another Bugeye for sale that we fully sorted for its most recent owners and now we have it for sale once again. In fact, we did about $10,000 worth of work to the car back in 2015. The car was upgraded to make it into a good useable car for a family in Texas and the new owner will enjoy the benefit of all that work.
A list of what was done includes: new front disc brake kit with new king pins and A arms, (drums and old A arms are shown in the photos, but were replaced after the photos were taken), LED lights all around, three-point retractible seat belts, new top, new tires, new electronic ignition, new electric fuel pump, new sidecurtains and a new sidecurtain pouch, front anti-roll bar, upgraded halogen headlights, rubber floor mats, new heater valve, new radius arm bushings and a new pinion seal. We also put in a new carpet kit and door seals. The car is fully sorted and ready to enjoy! It has spent most of its life in dry climate and the underside is nice and solid. The next owner gets the benefit of a lot of hours spent in our shop (and a lot of money spent by the prior owner) to make this car great.
This car is available now for $16,995 and the car is located in our Branford Quonset Hut.
We call this car “Bliss,” because it wears an original 1962 Fort Bliss base sticker on the front bumper. Indicated mileage is 46,629. The prior owners put less than 500 miles on the car.
I’ve heard lots of Army base Bugeye stories over the years, and here’s car that clearly lived on the Army’s second largest base in the dry Texas/New Mexico climate.
Bliss is mostly stock, with a 948 powerplant. Carbs are upgraded to larger 1.25 inch HS2 twin SUs. Luggage rack and wood steering wheel are nice extras, as is the BMC period AM radio, common on Bugeyes.
The car has a one-of-a-kind Jaguar XKE rear bumper guard. You love it or hate it. If you are in the former category, you appreciate a little more chrome protection, and smile at the fact that this car wears a piece of an XKE’s nose on it’s behind. If you hate it, well, we simply remove the whole assembly and put on two new original bumperettes. The new owner gets to decide.
I like this car a lot, it feels like it just drove off the White Sands Missile Range, because it has a used feel without feeling worn out. It has had one repaint, some time ago, and the paint still shines quite well. Not a tournament paint job by any means (with some imperfections showing), but just perfect for bombing around home base. The short tonneau shown on the car is old and the new owner will probably want us to fit a new one to the car.
If you are looking for a nice car you can drive without worry because it has been fully sorted out, Bliss is worth a closer look!