Now SOLD to Tom in California! Bugeye #381 will be headed west!
This week, we made this great Bugeye a whole lot better. We have removed the blistering in the “A” pillars and welded-in new sheet metal, and repainted the repaired area. The car is now ready for the next 65 years! We’ll shoot some more new photos soon, but the car is now looking better than ever!
By the way, the atomic energy sticker on the “A” pillar is no longer there after the repairs!
This is “Soleil,” (AN5L 44441), a 1960 Bugeye that we sold two years ago and were delighted to purchase again for a new owner. We have gotten to know this car well; over the past two years, we upgraded the car for the prior owner, and it is a great driving car with lots of nice upgrades. If you want a car that has already benefitted time in our building, give this one a serious look! The prior owner spent generously to make this car a wonderful driver and the new owner will enjoy the benefits of all the labor and expense that got this car to its current level.
It’s a 948-powered car with a solid smooth-case transmission and front drum brakes. The car has new minilite wheels, new tires, new aluminum radiator and a new valve job with hardened valve seats. We’ve also just installed a new gas tank and fuel sender and rear axle pinion seal. 85,949 is the current indicated mileage, and while we can never trust these old odometers, it might be the original reading.[Read more…] about Well-upgraded 1960 Bugeye Sprite California driver, three owners since new!