Today we offer for your consideration “Sharpie” (AN5L 27824). We call this Bugeye “Sharpie” because it was actually last owned by none other than Bob Sharp. If you’re unfamiliar, Bob was a Datsun dealer here in Connecticut for many years, and he owned Paul Newman’s Trans-Am team. Below you’ll see some great vintage Bob Sharp racing photos.
Like so many classic car celebrities, Bob got his start with classic British sportscars and he always always wanted a nice Bugeye, and this was his ride! He was kind enough to pass it on to us. The result is a very nicely prepared Bugeye that was completely restored in about 2017 and is still in excellent shape.
Sharpie has a strong-running 948 engine mated to a smooth case transmission and drum brakes all the way around. The interior is in great condition, as is noted in the pictures. The back side of the dash mirror is even painted to match the rest of the car!
Sharpie came to us with the matching hardtop shown above, which will come with the car. A tonneau is included with a stowage pouch; although it is an older tonneau, it still fits. Wind wings are fitted to the windshield stanchions and are in good condition. Sharpie also comes with a pair of really nice side curtains (in a Bugeyeguys side curtain wallet) and a clean top bow. A top came with the car but is not usable; a new one could be fitted here for the new owner if they so desired.
In fact, Sharpie would be a good candidate for a couple of comfort and appearance upgrades, such as retractable 3-point seat belts (two-point lap belts are currently installed) and an original-style choke an starter knob (an aftermarket one is currently fitted).
If you’re looking for an excellent Bugeye to drive and show, this one could be worth your serious consideration! We have driven it a bit since it arrived earlier this week; the engine is strong, the gearbox shifts well, the car has newer tires all the way around, and the drum brakes stop the car well. It performs quite nicely!
Give us a call if you’re interested in owning Sharpie!