Hi all, I have a 1959 Bugeye for sale. I bought this car 5 years ago in Oakland CA - the original owner had passed away and the car was forgotten about in a storage container for 30 years. This is absolutely a RUST FREE car. Let me repeat - RUST FREE. I even have several original registration cards dating back to the early 80’s. Clear MD title in my hand.
Here are the details:
1. Body - again, ZERO rust. I want to be clear, this is NOT a restored car , meaning it has flaws. The underside still has some of the original undercoating, and I didn’t want to “hide” anything by recoating it. It does have one respray to the correct “cherry red” color. Paint job is an 8 out of 10, meaning a very nice daily driver. New windshield glass. Original front bumper (rechromed) with original California Black License Plate. 2. Engine - 1275 motor bored out to 1330, with performance cam, rebuilt head with oversized valves and hardened seats to run unleaded gas. Properly tuned Weber 45 DCOE carb. Pacemaker header (wrapped to reduce heat), new exhaust, new fuel pump with pressure regulator, pertronix electronic ignition and flamethrower coil, aluminum radiator.3. Transmission - Rivergate 5 Speed conversion, with rebuilt Datsun 210 trans, new clutch4. Brakes - converted to disc brakes, all new rubber lines, wheel cylinders, shoes, pads, and master cylinder5. Perfect condition soft top with two sets of side curtains (original fabric ones and plexiglass ones), full tonneau cover, and a hardtop that needs restoration, but is complete.6. Wiring is original, but was converted to negative ground and alternator. Every light works, signals work, wipers work, horn works, etc.7 Wheels and tires - tires are new (less than 1000 miles on them), converted to wire wheels. Original steel wheels and original hubcaps come with it.8. Interior - new molded carpet, reupholstered seats, new door cards and interior, recovered dash and trim rails, new seatbelts, Bluetooth stereo with hidden speakers.
Included in the sale are ALL of the original parts - nothing I did was “permanent”, meaning if the new owner wanted to make it “all original” they could. *** Complete 948 motor with su carbs, generator, exhaust manifold, original smooth case transmission, radiator, axles and hubs, and probably more that I can’t think of at the moment.
I am not in a hurry to sell. For what you are getting with this car, it is well worth what I looking to get for it. I encourage anyone who is interested to come take a look at it in person. Please let me know if you have any questions.
***This car is also listed locally, and I reserve the right to end the auction if it sell locally.
|VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):||AN5L17258||Mileage:||35550|
|Interior Color:||Red||Make:||Austin Healey|
|Number of Cylinders:||4||Model:||Sprite|
|Body Type:||Convertible||Drive Type:||RWD|
|Warranty:||Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty||Vehicle Title:||Clear|
|Exterior Color:||Red||Fuel Type:||Gasoline|