Welcome to another chapter in our Concours 501 story. We are working out the final details on car 501 (the first production Bugeye) for the September 18 Austin-Healey Club Enclave and National Concours in Pennsylvania. This week, we finished making our proper boot compartment spare tire tray, and we’re excited that this detail is now made right for our special car. We are even more excited to be offering this as our newest product!
The earliest Bugeyes (chassis number AN5L 4684 and prior), had a tray in the boot for the spare tire, not just a flat mat. In the photo below, taken from the factory parts manual, you’ll see what exactly the factory had in mind with this component (16 is trunk tray, and 16A is the later car flat mat).
If you have a 1958 Bugeye with a chassis number less than 4685, we’ll be happy to make a tray for you just like the one we have in 501… they were made in green, black, red and blue. Click here to see this new product offering in our catalog.
We set out to create a properly finished, sleek new version of this tray, and you’ll see one in 501 in the video below; we are delighted to offer the very same mat for your car, too!
If you’re looking to add this trunk tray to your own early Bugeye, you’ll find it and a lot of other great parts in our catalog! Click the photo below to order yours today!