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59 Bugeye. . .Thinking of Selling


I have not posted in a long time. I have been busy with life. As a result, i am thinking of selling the Bugeye. I just dont have the time/money to put into a proper restore. I would love to sell it to a true enthusiast.

Anyway, i thought i had seen in the past bugeyes selling in the $5k range. Is that still the case? What would a good selling price be for mine. Pictures are below and at the links below. It has not run since 1990. It obviously needs a lot of work. THat is why i am asking this group of people with way more knowledge than I. Thanks for any input and hopefully this is in the right location.

I think my plan would be to sell this and buy a turbo'd miata that i can tinker with and still drive it righta away.





tony barnhill

Great Pumpkin - R.I.P
Is that the worst rust or is it about what's found in other places on the body?


tony barnhill said:
Is that the worst rust or is it about what's found in other places on the body?

that is similar to what is found at other spots. i think all the wheel wells are similar. the floor is not in that good of shape. i cant speak for the rest though. But the wheel wells and floor are the worst and similar to the picture.


Great Pumpkin
Country flag
Think of it this way.

6 or 7K to repair the rust and paint after everything is removed and it is a tub. Plus all new everything, engine and engine systems rebuild 1.5K, suspension, etc, etc, 2 or 3K. Now we are up to at least 10K or so to put it in good shape.

Soooooooo.......... 2K outside????????????


Country flag
Again a non running project that needs lots of work. All depends on engine condition as well. $25k for a Concours at Jackson Barrett with way over inflated prices. I'm thinking Jack is pretty close on price/value.


Jedi Knight
youll get more if u get it started....
shouldnt take much if its all
im no BE expert but as is ....$2500.


Well it looks like i need to lower my money expectations. Which is fine. I just want to sell to someone who is a true enthusiast. I thought i was, but i guess i am not 100% dedicated. You guys have been help. I think i will try to sell locally 1st. Start high and go from there.
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