NOW SOLD TO John in Washington, DC! CONGRATULATIONS! Our 267th!
This is a car called “Mr Bounds,” (AN5L 44441). This one was built late in 1960 and titled as a 1961 Sprite. The car shows 83,472 miles and it feels like it could be the original mileage because the car is tight and retains a lot of original components.
It was a white car originally, and was repainted sometime in the 80s or 90s, in California, where it lived with the original owner until 1994, when Mr Bounds purchased the car and brought it to Illinois.
Due to engine problems 20 years later, the car went into hibernation, and then we bought it. We have now put in a refreshed 948 engine with a newly rebuilt smooth case transmission, and the car is now a delight to drive.
We’ve also put in new carpet and seats and restored the interior, and restored the paint to make it shine. The car has a few paint flaws, this is not a fresh restoration. But it is an excellent looking driver, with a nice pure feel.
Engine is strong, HS2 carbs are a nice upgrade, and rebuilt. Transmission is a newly rebuild four speed smooth case, that shifts nicely with great synchros.
We have also put in all new hydraulic parts to make the drum brakes and clutch work great.
The car comes with a great top and windows and side curtain case. There is no tonneau, but we can put one on for you if desired.
The buyer for this car is someone who wants a time capsule that has been repainted once, with a bunch of new stuff. I can’t call this original, because we have changed the engine and interior, and the color is not original. But I have driven about 300 Bugeyes, and this one is a particularly nice tight little car, that has not been abused, and still has the worn denim shirt feel that is so very comfortable it is almost contagious. If you don’t like perfect cars but still like something with a nice shine, this would be a great car for you!
Call or email if you would like to take this car home! And we’ll be happy to put in popular upgrades (like a sway bar) before it leaves for its new home!