In 1987, my wife and her dad were driving his '72 MGB GT after church in Cave Springs, Arkansas. They saw her Bugeye in the front yard of an old house and doubled back to get the name off the mailbox. It did not have a for sale sign or anything on it, but thought they'd call them up and see if they would sell it. They looked up their name in the white pages and gave them a call.
They ended up paying $800 for it. It had the 1275 in it when she purchased.
This was her first car and drove it to school and work. She has had it ever since and cannot wait to see it restored.
The picture with the top is after they fixed it up sitting in front of her dad's aircraft maintenance shop. The second pic is after we moved it from long term storage to our hangar.
The plan is to overhaul the engine, and add a 5 speed. We will perform a few more mods to make daily driving more enjoyable. This car will never see winter or rain again, only to be driven on pristine days so we will not be
using the soft top or side hard windows. Therefore we will remove all the mounts for the posts.
1959 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite Red Dianne Sherrill 000