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For Sale: A Bugeye Sprite named Dobbs

Find a Sprite owner at a car show and ask what he or she loves about the small British roadster. Chances are, you'll hear things like: "fun to drive, cheap, reliable, and great-looking".   The Sprite's basic, yet quirky look has appealed to many and repulsed a few, but there is no mistaking this car as anything else - it is truly unique. If interested in a more comprehensive look at the overall run of Bugeyes, take a peek at our post from last week.  

What we've found for you today is a very nice Sprite featured on, the one-stop-shop for all things Sprite. In fact, this website not only sells Bugeyes, it also appears to be an incredibly useful resource for Sprite owners. So let us introduce you to "Dobbs" as it is so affectionately named:


For the full write up and extremely high-resolutions photos, visit the ad here on Here's a clip of the listing for your enjoyment:

This is Dobbs, a nice Bugeye that’s (sic) drives wonderfully.

The car was very well maintained by a car collector, who admired the reliability of this car, which always started for him, while his other more expensive cars sometimes did not.

This car works well because it has a strong 948 engine that was rebuilt recently, as well as an electronic fuel pump. The four speed transmission works great, good synchros and no issues.

The wiring harness was also recently replaced with a repro original harness.

The car is a blast to drive and can be driven and enjoyed right now. The paint job shows some scratches and voids. You could repaint this car, but it is nice enough for carefree cruising, without fear of nick or scratch.

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Jeff Walker

About Jeff Walker

Jeff Walker is a Classic Car Insurance Specialist and financial services professional; As the son of a Drag-Racer and auto restorer, he was born with a wrench in his hand and learned the trade at an early age. His specialty is 60’s and 70’s American Muscle but his mechanical ability has afforded him the opportunity to work on all types of cars from Alfa-Romeos to Gullwings and everything in-between. Jeff is also a motorcycle fanatic and maintains his own stable of classic & collectible bikes. He is happiest when a car or motorcycle project is underway in his garage.



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