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Striking 1955 TR2 for sale

Just 8,636 TR2s were built between 1953 and 1955. This is TS 4431, a rare car, and worth serious consideration.

In 1955, the TR3 was born, and the grill moved forward, as shown at right below. The white car is a small mouth TR3, of which 17k were built between 1955-1957. In 1958 the large mouth TR3A was born and about 58,000 units were built before the end of the series a few years later.

1955 TR2 with inset grill left, small mouth 1957 TR3 Right

Each variant is wonderful. But the TR2 is visually the most unusual. The grill is brilliant, raw and simplistic, and a perfect fit for this rugged car. I love the small mouth TR3 but the TR2 snout always seemed more appropriate for the car than later versions. And there just don’t seem to be many TR2s left anymore.

Thus I am in love with this short door four speed TR2 because of the subtle differences it has from the more common TR3s. I never tire of the unique small mouth and I love the clean doors with no external door handles. I am sorry they added door handles to the TR3, some purity was lost. And I love the vintage center brake light, unique to TR2s.

This car was completely rebuilt by a Triumph marque specialist in Ohio. It was upgraded in a few smart ways… first with front disk brakes from a TR3… then to new round and stronger minilight wheels. The original steel disk wheels are often bent, given their age.

Note the lack of lock fittings on the front of the bonnet-the TR3s had these external chrome fittings to hold the bonnet shut. You’ll see those fittings on the boot lid and spare tire hatch below. You need the T handle key to open them… but no outside latch fittings on the bonnet. Early cars had an internal (and more practical) hood release.

This particular car was formerly vintage raced. From the log book, we can see it went through tech just once in 1988. It was subsequently restored for street use by Macy’s in Ohio in 2011. There are some receipts from 2016 at completion of the project; I will inquire at Macy’s for more info on exactly what was done. The last owner in Florida said that Macy’s restored the car completely and it shows. The car is really fun to drive and it’s tight and quick.

The top is nearly new, as is the interior. The side curtains too are a nice bonus, and in great shape. You can see them in the boot, with nice clear plastic windows. The interior was also completely redone, and also looks nearly new.

A trickle charger is hard-wired in place under the bonnet in front of the battery. There’s a battery kill switch in the passenger foot well. This is a nice anti-theft feature. A spin-on oil filter is also present, for easier oil changes.

The car spent a lot of time in California, as confirmed by early registrations which are shown in the photo gallery. At some point the car moved to Ohio, and then on to Florida. The car is quite solid, the underside looks quite nice.

Give a call if you want to discuss this rare and wonderful vintage car!

2018 Mini Cooper S JCW for sale, in Mint condition with just 7000 miles

Here’s something different… this is a stunning, nearly brand new Mini Cooper John Cooper Works model, with just 7021 miles. The car is a rocket, with 228 turbo charged HP. It’s about 2800 LBS and great fun, with tons of modern features. This is the first car we have featured on our site with a back up camera and heated seats!

Now that’s a front brake!

You can zoom around town, or switch to “green mode” and choose fuel efficiency. The car is loaded with technology and the two electronic car keys alone seem smarter than the average Bugeye Sprite.

We have always loved Minis, and this is a fun car just like its classic Mini brethren. And they’re fun cars with much more modern practicality than the classic Minis you have seen more frequently on our site.

I traded this car for our black MGA Coupe so I would like to find it a new home. The car is immaculate, with wonderful factory works black leather seats, built with attractive red accents. If you are unfamiliar, the JCW kit is the factory performance Mini, a limited edition with multiple upgrades and cosmetic accents.

Call or email anytime if you are looking for a nearly new modern car that also provides classic car fun! The car was about $38,000 new. Offered here for $28,995. Email if you are interested!

Custom Works Tribute! 1967 Austin Healey 3000 MK3 BJ8 for sale

This is, without exception, the nicest car we have ever owned.

This works rally tribute car is the product of an obsessive $200K restoration, complete with an impressive list of improvements and modifications. There are dozens of system upgrades, such as a custom leather interior fit with Healey 100S vented seats, upgraded Bilstein shock absorbers, an impressive custom heating and air conditioning system, a fire quench system and even a lighted WW2 bomber compass beautifully integrated into the hardtop (which has an exceptional headliner finished in ultrasuede).

Works Rally car at 1962 Coupe des Alpes event

The engine was built to exacting standards for a significant power increase. It was fit with roller rockers, a slightly hotter cam and stunning set of triple side draft Webers. Each throat is fit with a velocity stack and filter. These beautiful carbs are accessed by a color-matched custom panel, just like the factory rally cars. The engine is dressed with a rare Ruddspeed valve cover, and the exhaust is a sculptural array of stainless headers and custom pipes.
There are even two matching boot lids, one stock and one with a twin spare tire duck tail (custom built to match the original works rally car boot lid). Both fit the car, and the new owner can easily swap these depending on taste or event. The stock boot lid is currently on the car… many of the pictures in the gallery feature the rally lid in place.

It’s all done to the highest standard. This is a unique opporunity to own a fantastic Healey works rally tribute car, that has been upgraded so that you can use it everyday. I have put a few hundred miles on this car, and it’s a knock out, and tons of fun to drive and show!

Check out the awesome sounds that come from this custom exhaust system in the video below!


Check out the smart LED brake lights fit to the original reflector pods on the rear wings. The builder even fit an LED brake light on the back side of the license plate light.

Click “read more” to see additional pictures of this awesome machine!

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300 HP 1970 Morgan +8 for sale-new video drive!

This superbly modified Morgan +8 was really popular last week, so it’s back this week with a new driving video any British car lover will enjoy. In fact, the car now has its own website with specs and lots of additional information, which you can see by clicking here, or check out the link below to watch the video of this sophisticated screamer in action!

Contact us at David@bugeyeguy.com or call (203)-208-0980 during business hours