This is a wonderful 1960 Bugeye called “Emma.” This car represents a unique chance to own a fully-sorted five-speed, 1275 and disk brake equipped car that we fully prepared for a prior customer. She’s a blast to drive and well-fettled for maximum reliability, with all the best tricks from our tool box applied, so you can have the most drivable classic car possible.
We spent a full two months making this car wonderful for the prior owner (Bob) and now you can enjoy the fruit of all that labor. Bob owned the car for about 13 years and is now ready to move on, and wants someone else to enjoy this great vehicle.
Our massive project list of about 75 items for this car was completed in March of 2019, when the car left here with 25 miles on her new GPS speedometer. Just a few thousand miles have been added since then.
Repairs and upgrades of note: we replaced the entire front end, installed tapered wheel bearings, replaced the steering rack, installed new front shocks and bushings, new tie rod ends, new alternator, new water pump and aluminum radiator, ideal for hot climates.
We also replaced the slave cylinder, installed a new solid state fuel pump, replaced the fuel tank sender float with a metal one, changed the oil, replaced the carburetor needles and seats, installed a new heater valve, battery kill switch, three point seat belts, LED lights, electronic tachometer and Speedo, K & N lifetime air filters, new distributor with electronic ignition and most importantly (and expensively) a Ford five-speed transmission. This transmission conversion is a great asset to every Sprite, as it makes highway cruising quite pleasant, and provides a fully synchronized first gear. The gear box is stout too, and much more durable than the original product or the Datsun conversions we sometimes see.
If you want a well-sorted Bugeye that has already been run through our our multiple checklists and filters, this is an excellent choice. Fly in and drive this car home, we are confident this one is ready with a very valuable transmission upgrade and all the right reliability upgrades!
Call or email to take Emma home!