NOW SOLD to John in Ontario! Congratulations John!
AN5L 20416 is a great Bugeye we call “Miller.” It’s a nice one, I have been driving around in this car this week and really enjoying it. It’s tight and shifts beautifully (courtesy of a recently rebuilt transmission). We just replaced the gaskets in the carburetors to fix a leak. We also changed the master cylinder and slave cylinder, so now the car is ready to go to a new home.
Miller is almost completely stock, with the exception of front disk brakes and a few additional very popular upgrades you won’t regret, like a spin on oil filter which makes service much easier. We’re excited to have another very clean Bugeye in stock, ready to be packed into an enclosed trailer and sent to your door!
I got the car in Washington State where it has lived since 2010. It was a long time California resident, previously, and thus it’s a black plate car, with a notebook full of receipts back through the early 90s. A lot of work is documented between 1991 and 2010, all in California, including a new clutch in 1995. I am guessing that the car was restored through the 90s, based on the number of receipts included. There is no record of where the car came from before that, but it’s very solid throughout and looks great underneath too, so I am guessing this is a California car.
The car was fit with the original 948 engine and a rebuilt ribcase transmission, which was installed in 2002. The transmission still looks brand new and has not seen many miles. A front sway bar from a later Sprite was also fit. This is a nice upgrade which improves handling nicely. The disk brake kit was further upgraded with slotted and drilled rotors. With the exception of these tasteful upgrades, Miller looks and feels completely stock.
The Interior is quite nice, with an unmolested and stock dashboard, save a period ammeter, a useful tool so you can monitor the health of your charging system.
The engine bay is quite tidy. Speedo shows 9706, perhaps the mileage put on the car since it was completely restored.
This Sprite is also equipped with a nice top and tonneau. Original side curtains are included, for restoration. (see photos below)
Overall, this is a great car, and would make anyone smile. Give a call or email if you would like to take this car home!