Short Take: $600 Bugeye Sprite!


Even though this Bugeye/Frogeye isn’t complete, I didn’t figure it will last for too long at this price so I wanted to get it posted. The little Sprite is located in Lake Toxaway, North Carolina and is listed here on craigslist for only $600! This is the only picture we have access to, and it is missing an engine, although the transmission is there! 1275 cc later Spridget power plants are readily available. Perhaps it’s only a parts car? Or use the hood/bonnet to modify a later Spridget? Let us know what you’d do with it!


  1. DrinkinGasoline

    I’ll take that Windstar in the background….I have a fresh engine, trans, and a welded rear beam, ready to drop in ! Sorry :(
    And now, back to the regularly scheduled programming…..

  2. Bingo

    I’ll take that stick in the foreground for a shiny nickel. I have a fence that needs mending in the front 20

  3. AutoArcheologist

    She does look sorry… I have a project bugeye to my wife for our engagement several years ago… I got her disassembled and have most of the parts I need to weld her back.. just don’t have most of the time I need to do that…
    With that much visible rust, not sure there is much of anything to save unfortunately.. these cars are so happy when they’re up and running.

  4. Ken

    Its been on CL on & off. Never got a reply when I replied to add months ago…

  5. dan

    Id throw a larger more modern 4 cylinder in it and clear coat the patina / tires / wheels/ brakes then race it.

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