This car is now SOLD to Mark in Florida, our 266th! Congratulations Mark and thank you for taking a stand for FUN in tricky times!
“Cinnamon” is what we call this excellent Bugeye, (AN5L 33167). Watch a 0-60 run below!
The car has all the most desirable modifications (and then some) and it is enrobed in a delicious deep red candy color. Check this out if you like premium restored cars that are better than when they came off the showroom floor.
The cockpit was done-up right, with leather seats instead of the stock original vinyl reproductions. EVERYTHING was replaced and new in about 2014 – (all rubber, windshield glass, etc, etc) after a multi-year restoration project. Seat foams are new, very comfortable and well-executed. The Smiths electric dashboard clock is a nice touch.
Under the hood, we have a rebuilt 1275 engine and four-speed ribcase transmission with multiple go-faster upgrades including a new aluminum head, HS4 (larger) 1.5 inch carbs, electronic ignition and electronic tachometer as well as lifetime K & N air filters. She is also equipped with an alternator, spin-on oil filter conversion, oil cooler, SU electric fuel pump and a new high output starter. We have just fit a new premium battery.
Wheels are new, tires are 175 wider rubber for better performance, a front sway bar has been fit, as well as drilled and slotted front disk brakes and new wheel cylinders in the rear that we have just installed. The flip forward nose kit makes engine access a breeze.
The car was restored by a lifetime body guy and it shows. The underside finish is mirror grade as you can see below. The bodywork is excellent. This is a premium restoration. We don’t often get to see the reflection one Bugeye in the underside of another! That’s a testimonial for the quality of this bodywork.
46015 miles shows on the odometer, but actual mileage is unknown. The car was completely disassembled and rebuilt, and very few miles have been put on the car since the rebuild (these isn’t a single stone chip on the front).
A tonneau is included. There is currently no convertible top but we have them in stock and can easily fit one to the car for the new owner. I would choose our camel colored top with a zip down rear window, but a black or off white top is also available. New windows are in stock too. These sidecurtains are $550, fit to the car.
If you have been waiting for a really solid and well upgraded fully-restored Sprite, Cinnamon is worth serious consideration! We have priced the car for significantly less money than the cost to have us build one with this level of body and paint work, and with all the included performance and reliability modifications. For example, the original steering wheel shown was very nicely restored and repainted-they usually are not refinished to this high level. This car has many expensive details such as this one already handled for the new owner, who will be getting a car they can show and enjoy for years to come.
Feel free to call if you would like more information or discuss further customizing this car to meet your needs (EG a five-speed transmission would be a great addition given all the other existing upgrades)!