VotW – Know Your Bugeye Sprites

Bugeye Sprites. Who doesn’t love them? They capture all of the fun and tradition of a British Sportscar in a package that is both adorable and adaptable. You can do anything with them from take a leisurely drive in the country to run full out in vintage racing. And, as many have said, you can have more fun going 50 to 60 miles per hour in a Sprite than you can by going 120 miles per hour in a larger car.

Bugeye Sprite

Our video this week comes from the BugyeyeGuy and goes into the identification of the differences between the very first 1958 Bugyeye and the later models.

For those who don’t know, David Silberkleit is the BugeyeGuy. He has been playing with Bugeyes in one shape or another since he got his first one back in 1978. You could say that the enigmatic little Sprites are a lifelong obsession for him. BugeyeGuy does everything from full restoration to service and repair. He also sells parts and publishes a full-line catalog. He has been featured in magazines from Sports & Exotic to Automobile and is the go-to guy for all thing Bugeye. Please make sure to check out his website at http://bugeyeguy.com.


Michael Carnell
Editor at Just British

Michael Carnell is the editor and founder of the Just British Online Motoring Magazine. As a lifelong British car enthusiast, he has owned or driven British cars of all ages from Austins and MGs to Jaguars and Triumphs. He currently owns a 1966 Vanden Plas Princess 1100 and a 1977 MGB. But there is always room for more - no matter what his wife says.

1 Comment

  1. The early 9 stud Frogeye also had different side screens with flap open flexi screens rather than sliding Perspex Windows.
    The fixing screws for the side screens were also of a smaller diameter.
    I sold my June 1958 Frogeye to a man in Denmark about 12 years ago and have regretted it ever since!

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