Now SOLD to Laura in Massachussetts! Bugeye #378 is on its way to Boston!
What a mild winter we have had this year! Such cooperative weather has allowed us to shoot some beautiful new photos and a new driving video For Eggplant. This is an extremely nicely-restored car that we’ve upgraded for prior owners with tons of new features; it has a sway bar and disc brakes in the front, strong 1275 engine, and a great Rib case transmission, but more importantly, since we’ve already run this car through our multi-page departure checklist and put in some new front shocks, it’s a rare opportunity to have a fully sorted car that’s ready to go! Eggplant is a striking and stunning color and turns heads everywhere you go!
In the driving video above, you should be able to hear that Eggplant has an excellent exhaust note courtesy of our twin tip stainless steel muffler; also, see how easily we can spin the inside rear wheel! This car has more than ample power; it’s a strong engine and a fast car! If you like spectacular colors on your classic cars, this one is quite striking and worthy of a close look. I really enjoyed having eggplant and I think any of our customers would too!
This is “Eggplant” (AN5L 49187), a Bugeye built in late 1960 (near the end of production) and titled as a 1961. The car was originally red and was completely stripped to bare metal in 1999. She was then painted this very deep and luscious color of aubergine. She shines beautifully!
If you love aubergine early Porsche 911s, this one evokes a similar delicious color scheme. Not a stock color here, but a striking color choice that looks stunning on this car in any light!
This is a great performance Bugeye with 175 (wider) tires, front disc brakes, rebuilt 1275 engine and a nice rib case transmission. Nice chrome wire wheels are a bonus.
These are chrome wheels that really pop, and are properly mounted on the factory correct splines (not the dangerous bolt-on conversion). The car has been completely rebuilt with all new parts very few miles ago, which makes this a very attractive and very sporty Sprite. The previous owners had us do several upgrades to the car when they purchased it in 2020, including adding an aluminum radiator, a twin-tip muffler, a set of wind wings, and much more!
The engine bay is very tidy, and has been signed by Donald Healey’s son Brian (BIC)! A very nice top, tonneau and side curtains are also included. The photo album below shows the condition of the weather gear.
Give us a call if you are interested in a well-sorted, gorgeous Bugeye that you could take to a show TODAY and win!
If you’d like to make some of the upgrades to your own Bugeye that were made on this car, check out our catalog and take a look at these products that are fitted on Eggplant!