Now sold to Nicolas in Belgium! Congratulations! Yuri is going overseas! Our 309th!
New March 2021! We had some time to make some upgrades on Yuri this week! We did a major service, with a new master cylinder, new front calipers, new front brake rotors, new rear wheel cylinders and axle seals, new brake hoses, new slave cylinder, new tie rods… a complete hydraulic and brake service!
Here’s another nice Bugeye you can really enjoy today. This is “Yuri,” aptly named because of the 1973 URI (University of Rhode Island) sticker still on the windshield.
This car has a nice stock interior with disk brakes up front and a strong 1098 engine with upgraded rib case transmission and upgraded HS2 carbs. The nose is fiberglass, which is really nice to lift since it is light! There’s no need for a front-flip nose kit (this one is mounted on the original factory hinges and very easy to operate).
We shipped this car to a customer in Maryland with 24,105 miles in the summer of 2017 after building-in a bunch of nice upgrades for him. The car now shows 29,856 miles, thus he drove it about 5000 miles in the last three years since we went through the car.
Yuri is field tested!
We have the build sheet describing the upgrades we performed in 2017, which include electronic ignition and new distributor, upgraded lifetime air filters, three-point inertia reel seat belts, LED lights all around, footwell battery kill switch, a rebuilt transmission and new clutch, new water hoses, spin-on oil filter kit, six blade fan, metal fuel sender float and re-sealed fuel tank, electronic tachometer conversion, license plate mount kit, steering rack boots, heater valve and radius arm bushings.
The underside is solid! This was a fair weather car for 35 years in Florida before it moved to Maryland, so there is no top or tonneau fit, although we would be delighted to make them for you.
Give a call if you would like to bring Yuri home!