1960 Bug Eye Sprite

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  1. jippiejake

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    #1 jippiejake, Apr 25, 2017
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    Beautiful restoration, complete nut-bolt, just finished this last month by renowned English Car Mechanic, Peter Petrove of Marina Motors in Venice Beach California.

    Car was completely disassembled, and everything was either restored, rebuilt, or new parts were installed.
    Was originally a California car so very clean and straight. Never any rust issues.
    $15,000 repaint in English White.
    Only 50 miles put on car for testing.
    Very fresh.

    Peter did this restoration for himself and then decided to sell shortly after he finished because of too many cars in his collection already.

    List of notable items:

    1275 cc engine rebuilt
    Weber carb upgrade
    Upgraded 5-speed transmission.
    Disk Brakes with Double Braking System
    Mini Light Wheels
    New wiring harness
    New battery
    New chrome
    New leather interior
    New windshield
    Electric ignition
    New alternator
    New radiator
    Modern radio with Blue-Tooth and 6x9 speakers
    Tonnaeu cover
    Possible convertible top available
    Tool-Kit
    Heritage Certificate

    100% reliable classic car. Ready to enjoy.

    Mike 323 855-4359
    jippiejake@mac.com
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  2. jippiejake

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    #2 jippiejake, Apr 26, 2017
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  3. jippiejake

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    #3 jippiejake, Apr 26, 2017
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    More pictures
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    Price: $32,500
     
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    #5 jippiejake, Apr 28, 2017
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    Few more pictures:
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  6. BladeMD

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    Happiest looking car I've ever seen. Very cool ride... gorgeous! GLWS
     
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  8. chrisbinsb

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    Looks like a fantastic job on this car - love the bugeyes!


    Although, I'm not sure about
    Isn't that an oxymoron? :)

    Seriously though, I was looking at these a while ago and they seem like great fun - this looks like the perfect car foe someone who wants to get in and go and have a blast.

    GLWS
     
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    Especially nice with the 1275 cc engine instead of the original 948 cc engine. A bit more hp should really help to make her fun to drive.
     
  10. jippiejake

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    Yes, maybe a bit of an exaggeration for sure, so sorry..
    But you know cars, and when they are restored at a high-end so complete as this one is, they tend to be much more reliable for sure..
    You are so right about thee being fun to drive, you get a big thrill during the drive for the money..
    Its not roomiest car in the world though..
    So cute you want to cuddle with it..
     
  11. jippiejake

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    Yes, and the 5-speed is the icing on the cake..
     
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    #11 jippiejake, May 5, 2017
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    Just drove the car over the weekend and was fantastic!!
    I went on a short 50 mile drive and was very comfortable..
    Make an offer...
     
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    Surprised this hasn't already sold. It looks like a lot of fun. Best of luck.
     
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    Does the car have the soft top/frame and side curtains/windows?
     
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    Bonhams sale,sunday,Greenwich. LOT157. Est $20 - 30K. Is this the same car ?Will have a look at the live feed.
     
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    Mike. Watched sale last night. The Sprite I refered to above sold for $10,500. disappointing result
     
  20. godabitibi

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    Doesn't look like the same car. Different wheels, interior and also engine compartment diffences.
     
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    Yes, it has the Soft-Top but its not restored. Its in very serviceable condition though..
    There is also a Hard-Top.
    I have not seen the side window curtains around the shop but I will look..
     
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    Different car..
     
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    Price Check..
    Reduced to
    $29,500
     
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    I am glad it is not the same car. The one Mike is showing is a beautiful,almost work of art.
     
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    Still have the car available..
    We had a deposit but the guy never came through.
    Oh well..

    I ran into Caitlin Jenner at the Rodeo Drice Fathers Day Cars Show in Beverly Hills a few weeks back and she had one she just had finished a 2 year resto at a cost of $65k!!!
    OMG..
    Its was beautiful though, had turbos, AC, electric windows, navigation etc. Just kidding about all that stuff, it just had the turbo..
    But was very nice..

    The Soft -Top is brand new..
     
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    Such a beauty! There is a powder blue one cruises around north Lake Tahoe in the summers by a brunette?? Anyone in the sprite world know this car? It purrs, looks and sounds to be a real nicely restored example. GLWS
     
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    #25 jippiejake, Aug 4, 2017
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    By the way, this includes a brand new top and side windows..
     

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