NOW SOLD to Ramon in North Carolina!!! Congratulations! Our 390th!
“Celebrity” is a striking Bugeye we fully serviced and upgraded about a year ago with more than $15,000 worth of improvements (including new painted wire wheels and tires, exhaust header and a complete front end rebuild).
When Vanity fair decided to do a photo shoot for their George Clooney feature, they needed a classic car, and chose this particular Bugeye for the shoot!
Our celebrity Bugeye roster is growing, now that we provided Caitlyn Jenner with her Bugeye (see above) and also sold Keven Bacon’s former (green) Bugeye a while back (see below). Everyone is famous when they sit in (or on) a Bugeye. Samantha wanted to call this car “Clooney Booty” for obvious reasons, but we settled on “Celebrity” instead.
“Celebrity” (AN5L 20078) is a very nice uprated driver with a 1275 engine, five speed Datsun transmission conversion, front disk brakes, front sway bar and wire wheels. The master cylinders were upgraded to later Sprite separate clutch and brake masters. This is a popular upgrade that makes service easier.
We have put in a new brake master and new rear wheel cylinders as well as resealed the axles and rebuilt the rear brakes. The car runs well, handles well, and stops nicely.
Check out the video below, which includes more commentary:
This is a perfect car for anyone who wants all the best Bugeye modifications on a cosmetically strong (but not perfect) car. Celebrity is a driver that you can use and enjoy, and also show. There are a few very minor cosmetic flaws, and the dashboard has a later style ignition switch (which happens to be more reliable) but the five speed is a dream, and totally transforms these cars, so this is perhaps one of the best assets you are buying should you choose this car.
As with all these old cars, they come to us with a punch list which we will sort out for the new owner. This one needs the speedometer and horn repaired, and the front end aligned, all of which we can fix in partnership with the new owner before the car departs our facility.
The car is a striking gray metallic, with a faint violet hue. The wire wheels look great. Give a call if you would like to make Celebrity yours!