Now sold to John in Washington DC! Congratulations John!
I bought this car to offer customers an inexpensive yet solid Bugeye. You’ll never find another Bugeye freshly-restored and rust-free, equipped with wire wheels, disk brakes, a rebuilt transmission, lower (highway) rear end ratio and an upgraded/more powerful rebuilt engine for this price. This offer gives those of you on a budget a chance to get into the game with a really nice car at a very reasonable price.
NEW! We’ve removed the later seats and are building Bugeye seats to go back in. Trunk is now accessible, and quite clean. Thinner Bugeye seats will accommodate a wide range of drivers! More pictures coming soon!
The car is affordable because it’s a Bugeye built on a 1976 Midget platform (hence “Bridget,” get it?). However, unlike Bugeye noses on square Spridget bodies, this car got a new nose as well as a new Bugeye rear clip, so it looks very much like a Bugeye. The nose, rear fenders and deck are fiberglass which makes the whole package lighter, and which also opens up the possibility of converting this car to an electric FrogE.
If you are interested in our electric conversions, you can purchase the car from us and then hire us to convert the car to electric, and, once complete, we can send it right to your door. In this way, you don’t have to budget for an expensive restoration before the electric conversion begins.
While we can be purists (as evidenced by the national level concours gold Sprite we built a few years ago), this is a car for the rest of the world. It’s simple and looks and feels pretty much like a 1275 disk brake equipped Bugeye. One big benefit is the half elliptical (later) rear leaf springs, which make the ride more plush. The single carb 1500 engine has plenty of pep. It has a spin on oil filter, alternator, dual master cylinders, and expansion tank cooling system, all benefits courtesy of this later Midget platform.The wire wheels are the proper factory original style, (not the dangerous bolt-on conversion).
Give a call if you want to take this car home. It’s quite sharp with tons of curb appeal with either the current (quite-capable) gas power plant or an electric conversion.