It's a fair price. There is little to nitpick with this car.
I wouldn't doubt that the owner has the original HS1's but just
opted not to install them. I have mine, but I run the HS2's.
I don't care if he has a smoothcase or a ribcase but I would pay
more if he had a 5 speed conversion. I'd rather drive my Sprite
to get to an event rather than tow a trailer queen with a smooth
case that I was afraid to put miles on.
The steering arms were painted yellow, but I don't think all the way, just
the end of the arms (subject for debate?).
A really good concours Bugeye will have the original floor/tunnel rubber
and the properly textured vinyl for the dash and seat covering.
The original floor and tunnel rubber is, for all practical purposes,
The best car I have seen in this regard was that blue bugeye at the
Sprite jubilee that had the Judson supercharger in it. The owner's name
escapes me right now (Eric?), but I believe he is in the MI Healey club.
That was the nicest Bugeye I have ever seen and I'll bet $23k would not even
get you close on that car.
You can see it here, go to pages 2 (exterior) & 13 (under bonnet and
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Nice car but, like you said, Mark,
Air Cleaners should be the pancake filters, silverish finish.
It has the wrong gas cap.
They didn't come with a cigarette lighter.
Were the steering arms painted yellow from the factory?
Driver's door has a poor fit, paint is already rubbed off at the top.
Is that rust down near the door hinge?
Shouldn't the E brake handle be chrome?
Poor carpet fit at top of tunnel.
Not impressed with the upholstery job on the seat back.
I know it nit picking, but for $23000, I would expect it to be perfect.
Sprite Arrow should be Chrome too......;-)
Bugeyeracer finally resto'ed!
Thanks to Frank C.!
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