NOW SOLD! And heading West as a surprise Christmas gift!!! Congratulations!
This is AN5L 31095 (we call it “Gavin”), a 1960 Bugeye that was the subject of a ground-up restoration in 2014. A ton of money and time was spent to bring this car down to bare metal, and nearly everything was replaced or rebuilt at that time. The original 948 engine was rebuilt by a shop in Massachusetts. The original drum brake front king pins were re-bushed. The floor was repaired with new panels. The wiring is new, and the chrome was redone. The gauges were rebuilt. The project was quite extensive.
The interior was also redone, and looks great.
The car drives well, although some maintenance is needed, primarily because the car has been sitting. For example, the master cylinder is due for replacement, as are some wheel cylinders. I would also replace the bias ply tires, as I much prefer radials. We can get it ready for the new owner if they so desire. If you are interested in the car, call to discuss options.
The bodywork is nice, and the car looks great. The nose fits well, quite a bit better than most. The paint has yellowed a bit. It’s hard to see in the pictures, but the color is not uniform. And the normally flat beading on top of the fenders was ground to more of a point. This is a perfect car for someone who doesn’t sweat the small stuff but still desires a nicely restored car at a great price.
This fully restored and expensive restoration can be had for $15,995, a deep discount when compared to most professional restorations-this is a lot of Bugeye for the money. The bodywork is nice, but since it was less than professionally done, you can buy this car for about half of the cost of Tanner, the other completely restored Bugeye in our lineup.
They look almost the same, how come Tanner is twice the price? Feel free to call to discuss!