Bugeye

Ready To Restore: 1959 Austin-Healey “Bugeye” Sprite

I doubt that there has ever been a British sports car that has been viewed with quite the affection reserved for the Austin-Healey “Bugeye” Sprite. Its frontal styling seems to melt hearts, but the reality is that its distinctive… more»

Bugeye Beauty: 1960 Austin-Healey Sprite

“So you see, that was where the trouble began. That smile. That damned smile.” This 1960 Austin-Healey Sprite is located in Sequim, Washington, and listed here on Facebook Marketplace for $7,500.

Miata-Powered Bugeye! 1960 Austin-Healey Sprite

The Austin-Healey Sprite was a small open-cockpit sports car produced in the UK between 1958-71. It was marketed as the low-cost successor to the Austin Seven. The Mark I, the first-generation, was built through 1960 and would include the… more»

Engine Upgrade: 1958 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite

This Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite is an early production example that looks like it has led a hard life. It could be a great project car, and the fresh motor that rests under the hood means that it should offer… more»

Solid Project: 1960 Austin-Healey Sprite

When viewed from the front, an Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite looks like a little car with a grin on its face. Slipping behind the wheel of one of these can also have the same effect on the driver because they… more»

Cheap Project: 1959 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite

This is one of those moments where I am glad that there are a lot of miles between me and the location of a classic car. If I lived closer to Saint Paul, Minnesota, I would find it extremely… more»

Road or Track: 1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite

The next owner of this 1960 Bugeye Sprite has a few options open to them. They can use the little Austin-Healey for competition in VSCDA events, which the car has been modified to compete in, or they could make… more»

Former Trophy Winner: 1959 Austin-Healey Sprite

At the risk of making a bold generalization, a motoring enthusiast will forgive a car for being ugly if it possesses breathtaking performance. Conversely, a car can still be a thing of beauty even if it lacks sufficient horsepower… more»

Instant Recognition: 1958 Austin-Healey “Bugeye” Sprite

The “Bugeye” Sprite was introduced to the motoring world in 1958 and remained in production in this form until the Series II Sprite was launched in 1961. With the release of the Series II, that distinctive look disappeared, and… more»