New VIDEO drive below!
This is a great 1959 Bugeye with all the right modifications, a great stance and a great look. We call this one “Meyer.” AN5L 17299 was first purchased new in 1959 and held by the same owner until 2005, when it was purchased in Virginia and subsequently restored. This second owner invested thousands to build what you see here today.
The body was restored, the rebuilt 1275 engine installed and front disk brakes added. In 2013, and after about 5000 miles, the car was then sold to the third owner, who brought it to us in December of that year for a new fuel tank, new shocks, tuning and a few new hydraulic parts. We sent it on its way with 74642 miles at that time. The car now shows about 300 more miles… it was used sparingly by the collector who owned it most recently.
Here is an opportunity to own a really nice Sprite, with a lot of work already done. The car has a front sway bar, electric fuel pump, electronic ignition and racing lap belts. The car is a delight to drive.
Note the overflow bottle for the radiator… this is actually a smart idea although it looks unconventional. This method keeps air out of the system and limits corrosion, although we might want to get a cap for the bottle!
The underside is excellent, and the car is quite solid. This is a great example that can be driven and shown. Give a call or email if you would like to make this car your own!