This week, our display Bugeye (with custom “Luv Me” License plate) left for the trip to Harrison, New Jersey where the car will be entombed in a Condo until the next pandemic, and perhaps, beyond. In case you missed prior reports, this car was pulled out of the bushes and restored into a conversation starter in a condo common room where the car will be parked for life.
Perhaps rentals and occupancy will go through the roof once word gets out that THIS condo has a Bugeye Sprite in the common space, and for all we know, this could be the first of many British car hobby recruiting stations strategically scattered in metropolitan areas around the country. We’re open to the concept and ready to build more!
We faced a few novel challenges with this delivery. The car needed to be placed on the landing above a flight of entry stairs, and then rolled down a narrow hallway framed by metal building studs. With the help of a rollback trailer and castoring wheel dollies, the car is now parked in what will become a nice finished home, with a view!
She’s temporarily covered with a wooden structure built around it to protect it, as the space gets trimmed and finished, which will take the next four to six months. The site is at 1 Bergen Street in Harrison, if you want to go check it out once the building is finished!