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1958 Excellent Restored Leaf Green 1275 Bugeye Sprite for sale, “Luigi!”

This is “Luigi,” (AN5L 3057). The car is fully restored and ready for a new owner. It’s a really nice car and it drives great. 1958 Bugeyes are the most rare and have a few unique features you don’t find on the later models.

Luigi is now sold! Congratulations Tom!

This is an early thin windshield 1958 car, about the 2500th made (of about 50,000). Notice the factory gusset in the rocker panel at the “B” pilar, and the early style windshield wiper motor top, visible under the bonnet. These are all rare features original to the early ’58 Bugeyes. Windshield frames changed at car #5277, and the fatter frame continued through the end of the production run. Early cars are getting more and more rare. Thus, Luigi is a very special Bugeye!

This car is available for $22,995

The car was named Luigi by “Perry,” the former owner, pictured here. He has lovingly cared for this car during his ownership since 2012. The car was completely restored in about 1985 in Alberta, Canada. Receipts are included for the engine rebuild at that time. In fact, there is a large book full of receipts from both recent owners. Perry brought the car to our shop from his home in Montreal for a major service a few years ago, and he drove the car less than 200 miles since. While he loved the car, he decided to sell it so someone else can enjoy it. The new speedo we installed a few years back now reads just 161 miles. It doesn’t look like the car has traveled many miles at all since the ground-up restoration years ago.

The underside is solid and quite clean and the car is still very sharp.

The car features a strong 1275 12V engine, from a later Sprite or Midget, with many upgrades, including lifetime K and N air filters and better (bigger) HS2 1.25 inch carburettors. It also has an electric fuel pump, auxiliary electric cooling fan mounted in the nose, exhaust header, fuel pressure regulator and coolant overflow reservoir to help keep air out of the cooling system. The electric cooling fan has a switch under the dash board as shown in the photos. There is a nice tonneau included (see picture) as well as new side curtains and a good top.

The interior is leather, the finish is excellent and the car drives beautifully–everything works. We just changed the front brake wheel cylinders to service the brake system. I have driven this car quite a bit and it is ready to go.

If you are wondering about the white reflective cap on the passenger side of the engine bay, it’s just a spray can cap over the fuse box. It’s not something you need, but it’s a nice way to store some reflective tape under the hood. I suspect Perry thought it might keep some moisture off the fuses.

The yellow “Frogari” stickers on the A pillars look great and will come off easily if the new owner desires. They are not hiding anything and were put there strictly for decoration. We should also be able to remove the Calgary event plaque on the dashboard if the new owner prefers (the car was restored in Calgary before Perry bought it). We can work out any cosmetic revisions with the new owner, but the car looks great as it sits. Another nice cosmetic (non-stock) touch is the chrome wheel trim rings.

Cheers Perry! Thanks for taking such good care of this great Frogeye!

Striking restored 1959 Austin Healey Sprite Mark 1 for sale!

Now SOLD to William in Mississippi, congratulations!

We call this Sprite “Pedro,” and it’s a beautiful 1959 Bugeye, AN5L 15196. The car was restored by a very passionate and meticulous car guy, who spent countless hours detailing every inch of the car. The result is stunning! The burgundy base/clearcoat paint work is outstanding and this car is a knockout. The car is lowered for an attractive and aggressive stance. This is another car that has been fully sorted in our workshop. The last owners spent a ton of money, (and we put in a lot of time) to optimize this car and make it turnkey. All of our cars are not what you find for sale elsewhere. Sure there are lots of great builders out there. But our cars have the benefit of the more than 200 Bugeyes that have come before. We leverage that expertise to produce the finest product possible.

Take a drive below, and click “read more” below the video to see the photo album…


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1958 Thin Windshield Bugeye Sprite driver for sale called “Hampton!”

If you like the earliest of Bugeyes, this one is for you! PRICE REDUCED to $19,995!

Of the original 49k and change that were made, how many Bugeyes do you think are left? 2500? 5000?

And of those remaining cars, how many are left that were made in 1958? I am guessing 10% (and that may be high). So there are somewhere around 250-500 1958 Bugeyes left on the planet. And that’s why I wanted to share this car “Hampton” with you again. It’s a rare car, and should be a great investment, given its rarity.

To be fair, this is not a correct factory color and the larger engine and Weber carb are not stock either. But the correct thin windshield, the correct original ’58 only door levers, the correct ’58 rocker panel gussets at the B pilar, and other ’58-only features make this a car well worth considering.

To make Hampton even more attractive, we have lowered the price to $19,995. Call if you want to take Hampton home! This is a great car with a sweet performance exhaust note and a wonderful shine! Spring has come early in New England, let’s get you ready to enjoy the warming weather!

Hampton is car #AN5L 3418. If you are unfamiliar, at roughly car #5500, the windshield frames changed to a thicker assembly, and these early assemblies are now quite rare. We almost never see these properly fit to the appropriate early cars so it’s great to see one shown here. They are more slender and graceful, and it’s nice to see one still in circulation where it belongs. Notice also the long door levers, which also changed to a much more common shorter flavor later in the Bugeye production run. You can also see the correct early windshield wiper motor in the engine bay.


This is a very sharp driver with a larger 1275 engine, rib case transmission and disk brakes, so the power is great and the braking is excellent. The car is also fit with a performance exhaust that makes a very nice noise. A single Weber downdraft carburetor has been fit too. We just put in new front shocks. A solid state electric fuel pump has also been installed. Front anti-roll bar is also present for optimized handling. There’s a nice air horn too.

This car is ready!

The paint is quite good with a lot of luster as shown. We put in new carpet, new panels and new door seals, which made the car quite stunning inside too.

Floors have been repaired. They look good and you can see this in the photos of the tub before we installed the new carpet and panels. There was a roll bar once, and you can still see its former mounting holes in the floor pan. There is no top or tonneau, but we can make a new white or black one for you if you like. New windows are also available.

This is a strong driving car that would be a welcome addition to any stable!

1960 Bugeye Sprite for sale-The Bee’s Knees!

I am really enjoying this stipped-down Bugeye. After spending a whole lot of time and money building my own personal “ultimate” Bugeye, this one gets you there for a whole lot less money in a lot less time. And in the video below, you can see just how much fun a car like this can be, even before you leave your own driveway.

This is about the most fun you can have with under 50 HP…

This is “Goldie,” (AN5L 45557) a 1960 Austin Healey Sprite first titled in 1961. If you love the simpler stripped-down days when Bugeyes were driven to work during the week and flat-towed to the race track on weekends, this is the ultimate. It’s basic and elemental, with a minimalist Brooklands windscreen, new black seats and new rubberized mats. It’s clean and ready to zip.


We took a dry Texas Bugeye from its recent home in dry New Mexico and built-up a pocket-racer, that will give the new owner at 30 mph about the same amount of fun you can have in a Porsche at 100 (with much lower maintenance and up-front costs). Sure, you won’t have a roof, but in a car like this, that’s not the point. This is all about pure sportscar bliss, and this little bugger delivers.

It’s fit with a stock rebuilt 948 engine (which we bench ran so we could fix any issues and address any oil leaks) and a rebuilt rib case transmission. With the performance muffler that is fit, it sounds like a buzz bomb as you blast down the street. I love this little car. It seems to distill the DNA of what a Bugeye is all about. And it’s not at all like anything else on the road today.

All the sheet metal is solid. All the parts are new-seats, foams, shocks, wheels, wiring harness, hydraulics-everything! Lots of the suspension parts are powder-coated, as you can see in the pictures of the front suspension.

The grill is custom aluminum, a one-off.

It’s nice and clean underneath!

She’s sweet!

And super cool.

Call 203 561 6929 if you want to be the new steward of this wonderful little car.

1959 Bugeye Sprite For sale: Best of the Best!

I drove this Bugeye recently and it was flawless. Really. I don’t say that lightly. EVERY British car has a punch list, even if it’s a small one.

Not this one.

The car is awesome. Everything works. It drives right. It’s fun. It goes. It handles. And it looks great. The new owner is going to get one of the best Bugeyes money can buy.

This 1959 Sprite (AN5L 14380) which we call “Crane” was exceptional when we sold it to the current owner a few years ago, an excellent rotisserie restoration that we fully sorted and tastefully upgraded to that owner’s taste. For him we added electronic ignition, spin-on oil filter kit, new tires, three point retractable seat belts, an improved engine cooling fan and he even had us ceramic coat the already deluxe stainless steel exhaust header. But it’s what happened next that makes this car so special.

That owner, (Crane), is THE guy you want to purchase a car from… forget what he asked us to do to make the car great, which included upgrading the engine with a 1098 head with better performance and new valves, springs and hardened valve seats. (We also put on completely restored larger HS2 carbs, a great upgrade from later Sprites.) These are wonderful upgrades. But that was just the beginning.

Once he got it, Crane lavished on this little Sprite every indulgence one could offer a four-wheeled vehicle. The car was stored in a what amounts to a museum, the seats were covered with stay fast protective covers made for him when he purchased the car, and I don’t think they have seen any UV light since the car last left our shop.

This car’s dermatologist would be proud.

One chronic issue with Bugeyes is a small arc of scratches on the back that usually result from the convertible top chafing this area. While this was fine in 1959, it is not the way Crane rolls, so he had a piece of clear plastic invisible clear BRA strategically applied to the back deck, to make a nifty protective layer between convertible top and painted surface. It’s perfectly executed.

Top and windows are new BTW, and come in their own fleece-lined pouches. So does the top bow, if you prefer to stow it in your garage. You can see the protective pouches for top bow, side curtains and top in the slideshow below.

He powdercoated the rims too, and these are some of the nicest original Sprite steel wheels I had ever seen, with not a single mark.

When you run your hand along the finish of this car you can tell it has something different going on, Crane hired the worlds’ finest detailer and I don’t know how many hours he must have spent but the car feels like it is sufficiently protected to last into the next millennium. That detailers receipt is included… he spent more time detailing the windshield glass than most people spend on their entire car. And it looks that good.

This is a 948CC drum brake four-speed equipped old English white car with the “Crane Package,” which means it was given everything and anything to make it absolutely one of the nicest and cleanest examples you will ever see of the 1959 Bugeye Sprite. Even the top bow has been preserved in a protective case Crane had us make, so it could live in his garage without getting blemished.

You get the idea. This car is not for everyone, but only for the person who wants the best of the best. Comes with its own birth certificate too! (see Heritage Certificate picture above).

Great 1959 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite driver for sale

Now sold and heading to Phoenix! Congratulations Jeff and Dena!

This Bugeye is a black runner and looks great. We’ve just done a major service on the car, and it’s now ready for a new home. Price is $16,995.

We call AN5L/8136 “Becky.” She has a strong 948 engine and drum brakes that have been fully restored just this week in our shop, along with a new master and slave cylinder too. The car looks quite racy with roll bar, flip-up Aston fuel cap and mini light wheels. The racing stripes are vinyl (and removable if you don’t like them–we think they look quite nice). They are well-executed without blisters or peeling. It’s a nice looking shiny package and great fun to drive.


We have also replaced the front shocks, aligned the front end, replaced the combination oil pressure and termperature gauge, heater valve and anything else needed to prepare the car for a new home.


The car has lived in Connecticut for the past 15 years with a local owner. He installed the solid state electric fuel pump, spin-on oil filter conversion, exhaust header, leather steering wheel and stereo, all nice upgrades. The car comes with a good used top and side curtains. There is no tonneau, but we would be happy to make one for the new owner.

The yellow roll bar is optional and would look better painted black (or white) with the velcro strips removed, but we figured we would wait to see if the new owner even wants a roll bar in the car at all. While the paint on the car shines very nicely, there are some imperfections in the paint.

The “A” pillars have some blisters, which didn’t stop the last owner from enjoying the car one bit. Hinge mounts (as shown) are in nice shape, which means any patches installed would be confined to lower outer “A” pillar skin. Most people would leave it as is, because the car has an impressive appearance, shines nicely and is offered at a great price. The underside is very solid.

We have other cars (priced higher) with better cosmetic details-just ask and we can recommend a car based on your budget and taste.Give a call is you would like to take Becky (or one of our other cars) home!

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