1958 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite.

February 13, 2013

7 comments

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

It called "Frogeye" ;)

Calvin said...

what were they thinking with that grille? why is that part even in existence?

Anonymous said...

It’s only a “Frogeye” to anglophiles and Englishmen. In the US Bugeye is the proper moniker.

juan mcmahon said...

A near perfect Frogeye (or Bugeye, whatever), unfortunately it don't have the chrome upper lip of the front grille; that's why it didn't looks as good as it should. Is a pity that this kind of sportscar (basic, cheap, convertible, but overall, fun) don't exist anymore ...

Anonymous said...

Frogeye - UK, Bugeye - US - I did not know. Thank you for the clarification.

Tony Piff said...

most british convertibles don't do anything for me at all, i think because i'm too young, but these true barebones roadsters that don't even have roll-up windows are another thing altogether.

and the frogeye headlights are just so weird and basic, they really highlight how simple the car is.

Unknown said...

The whole car was supposed to be like that, really cheap, no frills motoring that would tease the young buyers from their motorcycles. Small enough to put in a bike shed! The lights were originally planned to be the pop-up type but this proved too expensive so they just had them sit on the front there. The lights and the grill give the car's face a character few others can match. great fun to drive too.