Now sold to Joe in Connecticut! Congratulations!
This is “Robin” (AN5L 32598), a stunning mostly stock Bugeye with a front disk brake upgrade. Interior is new, paint is excellent, engine is fresh, this car is ready for fun! We’ve just gone through and tuned the engine, and put in our ignition guillotine to stabilize the ignition switch. She’s ready!
This was a dry Arizona car that began a four-year restoration about 11 years ago. The car comes with a book full of receipts describing all the expenditures. The California owner stripped the tub (as shown below) and had the car painted with a striking base/clear bright red finish.
The car shines beautifully.
All the usual new parts were added that you would expect, including a new wiring harness, grill, badges, bumpers, etc. as well as a new wood steering wheel and leather covered shift knob. The radiator and heater were recored, the suspension was completely renewed with the addition of front disk brakes.
The 948 engine was rebuilt with flat topped 040 pistons and a 1098 head with larger valves, as well as larger HS2 carbs which have been completely rebuilt with new throttle shafts and all new parts. A larger exhaust system helps the car breathe, and helps improve performance. The spin-on oil filter is a nice upgrade. Crank damper was upgraded too. The car is peppy, and a lot of fun, with only about 2000 miles traveled since restoration. She still looks new and sounds great.
The interior is excellent, with firm new seat foams and covers, and new carpet throughout. The only downgrade here is a speedo and tach from a later Spridget, but our new GPS speedo and electronic tach are attractive options should the new owner so desire to replace these instruments.
Glass and all rubber is new too, as is the battery (2017) and great 155 radial tires (2018). Lap belts are installed. A nice top bow is included but no top (although we can fit one). The tonneau is also in good shape.
The original smooth-case 4-speed gearbox was rebuilt as well. This is a very attractive package and a very nice car!
Please give a call or email if you would like us to ship Robin to your door.