The excitement continues this week as we attempt to master all the minute details on 501 and prepare the car for the national concours with just six weeks to go! If you’re new to our story, we’re taking a perfectly beautiful restored number one Bugeye and turning it into a perfect re-creation of how the car looked the day she left the showroom floor. This is not an easy task because every nut, bolt and washer has to be exact, every color has to be correct and there are a few mysteries that even defy our advisory board of past concours judges. Fortunately for us, we’ve taken apart and seen so many cars that we have a pretty good idea of how these cars were built by the factory and we feel confident we’re re-building a car that would make Donald Healey proud.
Concurrent with this Concours adventure, we have car AN5L 505 in the building, which is getting restored as a driver. For this project, we tried to be accurate without obsessing about Concours accuracy. As a result, we have quite a contrast of how one can interpret these two very special and rare Bugeyes. Check out the video above for a more detailed tour. Thanks for watching!
If you are interested in making some of the upgrades that AN5L 505 has, check out the links below!