This beautiful 1960 Sprite is now ready for delivery! And it performs just as the new owner intended, with zero horsepower, a zero-speed transmission and no brakes! And it will never leak oil!
This Bugeye is now a very fancy piece of furniture that will be entombed in a Condo common room in New Jersey, and before you cry “sacrilege,” know that this particular Bugeye was left to rot in the weeds, full of snow, and beyond repair when we acquired it. If you look at the guys hanging their heads in the photo below, the sentiment at the start of this project was “you’re crazy!”
But watch this! Here’s what became of this wreck!
You can see the painted tub below, after a lot of cutting and welding, as well as new floor pans.
The apartment building design team hopes that millennials will use the car for selfies, so perhaps this car will be the star of a future viral video. We built it for maximum traffic, and took off anything that can fall off, wear off, or get damaged. We anticipate a lot of traffic in and out of the car, and we are hopeful this little Bugeye will introduce a lot of new young people to the hobby we all hold so dear.
The car may not have a drive train, but the LED lights look like a fusion reactor, and this was a fun part of the project for us. We have shot hundreds of floor pan photos over the years, but this is the first one illuminated in this way! One 110 plug hangs down by the gas tank, and will plug into a floor outlet underneath the car when it is finally sited in the new building.
We’ll install this car in the Condo in Edison, New Jersey in the coming week, and we’ll get you more pictures as the display is unveiled!
If you want to build your own piece of Bugeye “furniture,” the car below is available, and ready for LED lights and more! Call or email if you are interested in acquiring the rough project car below…