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Discuss the Austin Healey Sprite and the MG Midget. Two different but similar cars sometimes referred to collectively as the Spridget.

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    Anyone interested in very original 1958 Bugeye?

    I recently picked up a 1958 Bugeye that I could not resist, but I have another that I am working on, so I may sell it to another enthusiast. It is a very original car that was purchased in Wales in 1958 (it is right hand drive). The second owner bought it in 1962 and moved over here to the US, his daughter inherited the car and it sat in her garage for 20 years. I bought it from her. Everything is there, even down to the red ribbed carpets (although they do look 50 years old). Has original motor and transmission, but has not run in I don't know how long (motor does turn). Sills were replaced by previous owner but never painted, so sills have some surface rust on them, but are solid. Floors, a-posts etc. look fine. The door gaps are perfect and doors shut like a Mercedes. Lower panels need repairing all the way around, as normal. Even has original warranty sheet from the dealer in Wales, Heritage certificate, and all original manuals.
    > I think someone would really like this car for restoring because it is so original. Haven't put a price on it yet, because I have just begun to think about not keeping it. Be glad to talk to anyone that is interested. Car is here in Orlando.

    I managed to put one picture in the Spridgets picture gallery. Will send pics to anyone interested.
    1960 Bugeye (in pieces at the moment)
    1975 Norton Commando
    2004 Intermeccanica Roadster

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    Re: Anyone interested in very original 1958 Bugeye?

    Had I not just bought the MGB... but I'm at my limit.

    Looks like a good project for someone.
    Drew Frink
    '59 RHD Frogeye Sprite - "Penny" sleeping for now
    '66 RHD Morris Minor - "Maggie" alive and driving
    '70 RHD MGB - work in progress
    '19 Triumph Bonneville T120


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