NOW SOLD. Congratulations to Charles in New Jersey with our 284th Bugeye sold!
This 1959 Sprite (AN5L 18190) is one lucky car. It has been completely stripped and restored on a rotisserie and will probably outlive us all. Ever square inch has been renewed, all parts are replaced, it has all the right upgrades, and it is now ready for a new home. Come for a drive in the video below!
Kelly was the builder, and I am delighted to acknowledge the hard work that went into this long and costly project by naming the car after him.
Thank you Kelly!
You can see in the build pictures that the car underwent countless hours of prep before paint, and it shows. The lines are clean and straight.
The build included many exceptional upgrades, like a wonderful and quick 1275 engine with a performance camshaft and new HS2 carburetors, five speed fully- synchronized Datsun transmission with overdrive, front disk brakes and sway bar, electronic ignition in a new distributor, thermostatically operated electric cooling fan, brighter Hella headlights with upgraded relays, uprated gear reduction starter, new interior, nice stereo with speakers mounted in the boot and an accurate dashboard display of switches and gauges.
New premium door pockets. New seat components. New windshield to body gasket and all rubber is brand new throughout. Tires are slightly wider 175/70 for better handling and braking and new, as are the alloy wheels.
We’ve also fit new three point retractable seat belts, an aluminum radiator and upgraded fan for optimal cooling, new top and sidecurtains, larger dashboard rear view mirror, cigarette lighter (to charge your cell phone), flip-up fuel cap, air horn, new fuel sender with brass float, LED lights all around (brake, turn signal and park lights) and rubber floor mats
Exhaust is a nice stainless steel new system, fed by an nice header up front. Lifetime K & N air filters are also fit.
The paint, incidentally, is base/clear with painted on stripes that have been cleared over, so they are a part of the finish.
This is a great opportunity to own the recipient of thousands of dollars of new parts and hundreds of loving restoration hours. We can further upgrade the car with a supercharger and more (ala Gumby). Or use it as is.
Call or email to give this sweet car a new home!