The Austin-Healey Sprite Mk1, also affectionately known in the States as the “Bugeye,” and in Europe, the “Frogeye” (for obvious reasons), is a favorite among British sports car enthusiasts. Recently, it was our pleasure to restore one of these fun little cars back to its former glory.
We sold this Sprite to its current owner over twenty years ago. While he got many years of enjoyment out of the car, the car had for some time been rather sadly neglected and sat idle for many years. However, there was always hope that it would one day be restored. Well, that day finally came when he contacted the team at BSC.
Our client wanted a nice-driving car, and wasn’t too concerned with car shows or a shiny engine bay. What he wanted was his old car back so he could get out on the road and enjoy it. We completed most of the mechanical prior to starting on the body work. This way we knew what we have to work with, with hopefully no big surprises down the road. The body work wrapped up and we prepared to go to paint. Things were progressing along quite nicely at this stage.