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1958 austin healey Sprite bugeye

This 1958 Austin Healey Bugeye is very solid, with no rust issues, excellent floors and a very good recent paint job. The interior is excellent and the car drives very nicely! This is a nice Bugeye in every respect, with the added attraction of an early 1958 pedigree.

The engine bay is quite clean and well detailed. This is an early car, ANSL 4211, and since production started with ANSL 501, this is about the 3700th Bugeye ever made.

There is one exception to this commentary and that is with regards to the first roughly 5000 cars. These true 58 Bugeyes are unique. I've showcased a few of these details

The most visible difference is really the windshield frame and many of these have been broken through the years and are thus hard to find. I'm delighted that this Bugeye has the correct set-up installed. Another big difference with this assembly is that the pillars were color-matched the car, which is exactly the way this Bugeye is prepared.

I think these windshield frames are very elegant and as I mention, they are reminiscent of the 100/4, no doubt courtesy of Gerry Coker, who penned both designs. I imagine these frames were replaced by the later style for durability. As such most of the bugeyes on the road feature the later style windshield frame, including many of the early 58 cars that are still out there.

There is no reason to avoid these thin frames- they are plenty durable to survive everyday use- it just requires a little bit more care and you do not want to grab these windshields by the side stanchions to pull or push car because it's not hard to break the glass. In fact I recently heard of someone who broke a later style Bugeye Windshield by pushing on the stanchion... it's never a good idea.

This Bugeye has the Upgraded 1275 MG engine along with the Ribbed Case Transmission and drives wonderfully. It's a strong running car that's great fun to drive and an excellence re- creation of an important piece of Bugeye history.

Restoration performed

-- Rebuilt 1275 cc MG engine
-- Rebuilt Ribbed Case Transmission
-- Rebuilt MG Drivetrain
-- 3.73 gears
-- New Windshield
-- New interior and Carpets installed
-- New Radiator
-- Converted to a Alternator for reliability
-- New Tires
-- New Wiper Motor Included / but not installed
-- Heater works as well as all lights and Turn signals
-- Over $22,000 spent on the Restoration

This Classic 1958 Austin Healey Bugeye is now a reliable fast roadster that will be the attention getter at the car shows

The Price is Firm on this Restored Classic---- so low ballers need not inquire