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Car Catcher: A 1275cc-Powered Bugeye Sprite

A Bugeye Sprite with a number of upgrades that includes an Austin 1275cc engine.

Mostly original Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite | Car Catcher

This Bugeye Sprite comes powered by a 1275cc engine.

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Buyer's Guides: 10 common mistakes Austin-Healey Sprite and MG Midget owners make

10 dont's for the Austin-Healey Sprite and MG Midget.

Features: 50 years later, two brothers finish a Bugeye Sprite

The once panned, oddly protruding lights have become the Bugeye’s most endearing feature. It took more than 50 years to return this smile to service.

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Sprite project car updates

How to fill a hole in sheet metal | Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite Project

Our Bugeye Sprite’s body was just full of holes. Holes drilled for a fire extinguisher and a Panhard bar, holes drilled for an MSD ignition and a tachometer.

We need new frame rails, too | Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite

It wasn’t until we were way too deep into our Bugeye Sprite project that we realized that, in addition to our tub’s other issues, the front frame rails were …

The joys of finding a new body shop | Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite Project

They say it’s bad to change horses midstream, but sometimes you have no choice. Especially when that horse tells you to get off.

After waiting a couple of years …

Restoration tip: Make sure the trim fits before you paint

The metal work for our Bugeye Sprite was nearly finished, but before Javier at Jeff’s Restorations went any further, we made sure things properly fit.

How to make a Bugeye Sprite bonnet flip up and forward

A Sprite’s hood and front fenders flip open as a single unit. Unlike a Triumph Spitfire, however, the Sprite’s nose is hinged at cowl, not down near the front bumper.

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