The Bugeye, along with the sunbeam tiger, there have been some neat ones, that I'd love to have But the Cobra is the ONE for me, @ 5'10" I don't quite have the physical complications that you describe, but the wife had a Miata (fun car) but got an interest in a saturn redline and there was no way, loved the car and the performance, but it was even tighter than the Miata, the only complaint from me on the Miata was it seemed a little anemic, thanking a windmill or blow-dryer may have helped someThat would be my dream, but in silver or blue. I'm the guy that sold my Classic ED because it was white--well, maybe there were a few other reasons! However, a guy let me sit in his Cobra in Deadwood last year and I could barely get in and out--partly because I couldn't lean on the door at all. Fifty some years ago, my first car was a Bugeye Sprite and people would watch to see if I could get my (then) 6' 4" frame contorted enough to get in. Mind you, if someone gives me a Cobra, or even gives me a ride in one, I'll do whatever it takes to get my aged body in!
do you still have the Sprite??? be a nice one to still own