Author Topic: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT  (Read 14324 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?
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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.
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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/









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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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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.

Offline BruceK

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #105 on: November 27, 2018, 11:10:29 AM »

A JDM Mini with a/c that looks to be in pretty good shape.

https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/cto/d/1992-rover-mini-cooper/6719859379.html
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Offline gr8kornholio

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #106 on: November 27, 2018, 12:06:44 PM »
Pending what it looks like under the bonnet and a body/rust inspection that seems to be a deal.
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Offline MiniDave

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #107 on: November 27, 2018, 01:42:36 PM »
« Last Edit: November 27, 2018, 01:45:11 PM by MiniDave »
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Offline Jimini II

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #108 on: November 28, 2018, 04:36:50 PM »
Speaking of BaT shit crazy there is a Caterham 7 up for auction on BaT currently with spread sheet receipts for $135k of which $75k was labour WTH !!!!. It has a few one off tweaks but considering it is a kit car that supposedly takes 40 to 60 hours to build that seems a tad high but judging by the cars stablemates it was a "money is no object" build that seems like the owner can well afford.

Offline BruceK

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #109 on: December 05, 2018, 11:21:52 AM »
Just spotted this Japanese-market Mini 998 with air conditioning and the biggest gas pedal I have ever seen in a Mini (and that includes the Inno ones!).

https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/d/beautiful-1991-rover-mini/6765027363.html

« Last Edit: December 05, 2018, 11:23:27 AM by BruceK »
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Offline MPlayle

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #110 on: December 05, 2018, 12:56:28 PM »
Bruce,

I saw his ad for that one on Mini Mania and contacted him about it.  He has had it for a bit, but not yet titled/registered in in Texas under his name.  He has been driving it around on just the import paperwork.  That "red flagged" it for me.


Offline gr8kornholio

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #111 on: December 05, 2018, 01:11:08 PM »
That's a good point.  I understand busy, but if you are going to sell a car model with a history of shady import issues, you'd be best served to get it done.  Especially if you start losing potential buyers over it. 
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Offline MiniDave

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #112 on: December 05, 2018, 01:17:49 PM »
He's tying to save some money by jumping title - he wants whoever buys it to take the import paperwork and title it directly. It's a bad idea and completely illegal. Mike was smart to pass on this one, at least till the title and reg are correct and clear.
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Offline BruceK

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #113 on: December 05, 2018, 01:19:26 PM »
Yeah, that's just lazy.  Granted it can be a bit of a hassle getting an appointment to have the VIN inspected by the police, but it's not that difficult to do.  And of course you have to pay sales tax and registration fees too.  But still...

I wonder what insurance he has on it (if any)?   I don't think any insurance company would be happy to know they are insuring an untitled, unregistered car.   Or maybe they'd be thrilled because they won't have to pay out on any claims on it (which, of course, is their very favorite situation).
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Offline MiniDave

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #114 on: December 20, 2018, 10:34:13 PM »
Getting caught up on my BaT-mobiles.....

This series 1.5 E-Type coupe caught my eye, especially the seller's address and screen name, "kmp26race"

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1968-jaguar-xke-coupe-5/

Anyone who's read my threads about dyno days and race shops should recognize the name and address of Kent Prather Racing.  77.gif

Turns out the car belonged to one of his customers.

He also had a Ginetta for sale,  that went RNM at $50k, I know the owner wanted $60K for it when I saw it about a year ago at Kent's shop
« Last Edit: December 20, 2018, 10:38:15 PM by MiniDave »
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Offline MiniDave

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #115 on: December 20, 2018, 11:03:10 PM »
Interesting Porsche on BaT right now......Barney-purple outside, black with factory Pink and purple inserts in the Recarros, pink door pulls and a few outher accents. Being the rare 1992 RS 3 bids have it at over $90K, but some wags think it suld sell for around $300K!

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1994-porsche-911-rs/
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Offline BruceK

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #116 on: December 21, 2018, 08:48:25 AM »
Interesting Porsche on BaT right now......Barney-purple outside, black with factory Pink and purple inserts in the Recarros, pink door pulls and a few outher accents.

Will, those "fun" colors means it will win the Bad Taste award in my book.
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Offline MiniDave

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #117 on: December 21, 2018, 08:50:45 AM »
Did you look at it?

From the outside it looks OK, but those seat inserts and other pink accents..... 8.gif

Of course, it could have been worse, it could have had the eye watering Porsche factory "pasha" interior
« Last Edit: December 21, 2018, 08:54:39 AM by MiniDave »
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Offline BruceK

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #118 on: December 21, 2018, 11:59:24 AM »
Yes, I looked before commenting.  I'd actually prefer the Pasha over the pink and purple accents.  But plain grey or black would beat both of them.   But that's why there are choices - everyone has their own idea of what they like.
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Offline BruceK

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #119 on: February 13, 2019, 12:51:14 PM »
There's a later Canadian-market Mini on eBay right now.  It's a 1975 and fully into the must-be-federalized to be sold there. 

Not that anyone would seek one of these out, but they are very unique and pretty rare since most of them evolved into beater status and long ago rusted away due to winter road salt.

This one is preserved and, scrolling through the photos, you can see what made these Minis so different from any other market in which the Mini was sold.

I used to own a '77 Canadian Mini, and the first thing I did was throw the huge and heavy bumpers right into the dumpster.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1975-Austin-Mini-1000/323686521974?hash=item4b5d385c76:g:vjAAAOSwcyVcXc6h:rk:2:pf:1&vxp=mtr

« Last Edit: February 13, 2019, 12:53:08 PM by BruceK »
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Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #120 on: February 13, 2019, 01:20:17 PM »
Looks a lot like mine.  Same colour scheme.  On my '79 the grill has cut-outs for the signal lights.  I took the CDN bumpers off not just because they were ugly, but the rear one was so heavy it was bending the corners of the boot lid.  That's right, the rear bumper is bolted to the boot lid, weighs quite a bit more than the boot lid, and adds a fair bit of stress to the hinges and cables.  I also can't imagine that a large metal bar with one end inches from the fuel tank is a good bumper.

Offline BruceK

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #121 on: February 13, 2019, 01:51:04 PM »
The best thing about the Canadian Minis ss the reinforced doors. 

The doors have a side impact beam inside them, and importantly, a special device that mechanically hooks the bottom of the door to the doorsill below it so as to spread a side impact load across all of the side of the bodyshell - not just the door. 

Once BL engineered that useful solution, it should have been adopted on all Minis from 1974 onward. But they were cheap bastards and only had it on the Canadian Mini to meet the Canadian rules. 
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Offline 94touring

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #122 on: February 13, 2019, 01:57:17 PM »
Mpi's have a bar for side impact in the doors too.  As if mk3+ doors weren't heavy enough.

Offline BruceK

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #123 on: February 13, 2019, 01:59:00 PM »
Mpi's have a bar for side impact in the doors too.  As if mk3+ doors weren't heavy enough.

I did not know that.
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Offline 94touring

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #124 on: February 13, 2019, 02:13:19 PM »
Mpi's have a bar for side impact in the doors too.  As if mk3+ doors weren't heavy enough.

I did not know that.