The Bugeyed was the first Sprite ever, designed to serve as a cheap two-seat sports car replacing the MG Midget. It came out in 1958, after not much development since most of its parts were familiar from BMC. However, its chassis was completely unique, as was its styling, dedicated to keeping the car light enough to make it fun with a tiny 43hp 0.9 l engine. And they have made it.
The Bugeyed Sprite is the best sold of the Sprites and still a beloved classic car, packed with history and charm and still providing huge fun behind the wheel, despite its far less than neck-breaking performance.