Robin is this week’s Bugeye of the Week! We have snapped some fresh photos and taken a BRAND NEW driving video! Check out the post below and give us a call if Robin is right for you!
NEW driving video!
This is “Robin” (AN5L 32598), a stunning mostly stock Bugeye with a front disk brake upgrade. Interior is quite nice, paint is strong, engine is fresh, this car is ready for fun! This was a dry Arizona car that began a four-year restoration about 15 years ago. The car comes with a book full of receipts describing all the expenditures. The California owner stripped the tub (as shown below) and had the car painted with a striking base/clear bright red finish. We sold Robin in 2019 to a local collector who put just a few hundred miles on the car. We have just refreshed the hydraulic system to prepare the car for the new owner.
All the usual new parts were added during the restoration that you would expect, including a new wiring harness, badges, bumpers, etc., as well as a new wood steering wheel and leather covered shift knob, all of which still present well. The radiator and heater were recored, and the suspension was completely renewed with the addition of front disk brakes for better stopping power. This week, we replaced many of the hydraulic components, including the master cylinder, rear wheel cylinders, brake hoses, and clutch slave to ensure proper hydraulic function. A fresh fuel filter was also installed.
The interior is excellent, with firm new seat foams and covers, and new carpet throughout. New GPS speedo and electronic tach are attractive upgrades already installed!
The 948 engine was rebuilt with flat topped .040 overbored pistons and a 1098 head with larger valves, as well as larger HS2 carbs which have been completely rebuilt with new throttle shafts and all new parts. A larger exhaust system helps the car breathe, and helps improve performance. The spin-on oil filter is a nice upgrade. Crank damper was added too. The car is peppy, and a lot of fun, with only about 2000 miles traveled since restoration. She still looks new and sounds great.
The original smooth-case 4-speed gearbox was rebuilt as well. This is a very attractive package and a very nice car!
Glass and all rubber is new too, as is the battery (2017) and great 155 radial tires (2018). Lap belts are installed. A nice top bow is included and a nice black top with a zip-down window was fit in 2019. The tonneau is a bit shrunken, so you may choose to have a new one fitted instead. Robin also comes with brand new, never fitted side curtains with the plastic still on the windows!
Please give us a call or email if you would like us to ship Robin to your door!