Author Topic: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT  (Read 7985 times)

Offline MiniDave

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #100 on: November 10, 2018, 10:59:44 AM »
That is very strange, do you think that was done in NZ or by the owner?
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline BruceK

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #101 on: November 10, 2018, 11:11:29 AM »
Well everyone in NZ would automatically know it is a Mini, so that wouldn't fly there.   I think that points to the plaques having been applied in the US.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline BruceK

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #102 on: November 16, 2018, 04:30:52 PM »
I must be missing something. 

A couple of days ago a Karmann Ghia sold on BaT for . $43K.    :-[     Mind you, this was said to be a nice Karmann Ghia - one in which $80K (!) was spent to restore it.   :-\


Hey I like KGs.  When I was in high school a friend of mine had one, and his brother had another.  I think they are very elegantly styled and I love the thin-pillar roof line on the hardtops.  I remember fondly a 800 mile trip with 4 other teenagers all of us stuffed into one Karman Ghia - the car fighting a losing battle in trying to maintain highway speed as we drove into strong head winds in rural Iowa.

But WTF?!   Forty-three fricken large on a later model KG?!  (and it's one with the big bumpers, too!)

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1973-volkswagen-karmann-ghia-convertible-4/









1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline MiniDave

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #103 on: November 16, 2018, 05:32:24 PM »
Yeah, no question some of the prices on some of the cars sold on BaT defy logic...

80 Large spent on restoration? How? Was there a 50 large rebate left in the glovebox?

If you read some of these descriptions, where someone has spent $10K tp $15K on a service that included an oil change, brake flush and a "tune up" it makes you wonder......
« Last Edit: November 16, 2018, 05:34:19 PM by MiniDave »
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2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

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Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #104 on: November 16, 2018, 06:11:18 PM »
When it's a checkbook restore then anything is possible.