This is an excellent car and we just treated her to brand new saddle Bugeye seats with matching flame red piping!
I took Dora to the Post Office tonight after hours to get a bunch of house-bound pandemicified clients their Bugeyeguyparts which were ordered after our time cut-off. As I said to the postman who took the boxes, “You’re going to make a bunch of our clients very happy!” I wanted to get the boxes flowing before the weekend, and it was an opportunity to continue to fine tune this car for the eventual new owner.
This Bugeye has been extensively restored. The workmanship is excellent throughout. AN5L 25972 was the subject of an extensive restoration and major investment about 15 years ago.
The body is very straight and the floors were extremely well restored. The underside is quite beautiful! The interior is very well crafted, with leather covering on the dash, and now brand new saddle Bugeye seats with matching flame red piping. Very sharp!
The car has the original 948 engine, which has been rebuilt and runs strong.
The underside was completely restored at that time and the workmanship is top shelf.
The interior is also excellent. Everything is well executed. Note the spare tire cover and carpeted filler neck in the trunk. These small details best demonstrate the care that went into this restoration.
The car body is also “de-beaded,” and this is a very nice look, extremely well done. The cars originally came with a T strip along the tops of the fenders, but they look so much more upscale when it is removed. While not technically correct, the cars always look so clean without their fender beading, and thus we have had quite a few cars restored this way. I always wonder if this car was priced a little higher from the factory if the beading would never have existed, because the cars look better without it.
The 948 engine is strong and runs great, with twin upgraded HS2 carbs. The four speed gearbox is also excellent. We have put in a new electronic fuel pump and changed many hydraulic parts to make the car more reliable. We’ve also put on new radial tires for the best ride and traction.
Top and windows are in nearly new condition. You can see them above. The former Miata seats are also visible in that picture, but those are now removed in favor of the new matching original seats.
There is a lot to love about Dora. We have her priced at $24,995. Call or email if you are interested!