Now SOLD to Sean in Georgia! Congratulations! Well done! Our 294th! If you are new to Bugeyes, you may still enjoy the video below, for a tour of the dashboard and other features.
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. Video tour below!
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. She now shows just 395 miles, so only 380 miles were put on the car since more than $14,000 was invested in upgrades (that’s what makes this car so attractive, the last owner was very generous and the new owner will enjoy all the upgrades already installed).
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! And call if you would like a copy of the build sheet from this $14,000 upgrade, completed in our shop in the Spring of 2019. This is a great opportunity to get buy a car loaded with all the best upgrades and to get them all at a depreciated price!