Author Topic: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT  (Read 40989 times)

Offline MiniDave

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #425 on: November 13, 2021, 08:09:09 PM »
Are you effing kidding me?  :-\

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1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

Offline BruceK

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #426 on: November 14, 2021, 10:16:14 AM »
Nice touch with  ďThe PrisonerĒ weather balloon in the photo!   My, my thatís a lotta money.   
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1992 Honda Beat (JDM)

Offline MiniDave

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #427 on: November 14, 2021, 11:53:42 AM »
Supposed to be one of two that were used in the program, this one has verifiable history and is completely refurbished and original. Um.......if it's completely refurbished, how can it be original?  8.gif

My friend Clancy just got home from hauling some cars around the states, and one of his stops was at The Bugeye Guy's shop.....(https://www.bugeyeguy.com/) .....he has a shop full of Bugeyes in all conditions from junk to show cars and the cheap ones go for $30K or more......

He thinks the prices on these and many other LBC's (including Minis) are just going to keep going up. He notes the recent increases that rubber bumper MGB's and Midgets are bringing.....

I went and looked at a late model Midget locally that was supposed to be in great condition, runs great etc....it was a mess. Suspension blown, repainted from Pageant blue to resale red - poorly. The engine had a pretty good knock in it, transmission was noisy.....he wanted $7500 for it. If it doesn't sell, he thinks he'll drive it to Florida and sell it there. Says he adds a quart of oil each month. I'm thinking if he does try to drive it to Fla, it'll be for sale somewhere in Missouri with a blown engine.

Edit: He just texted to say thanks for pointing out the bad rear shocks,, said he looked under the car and someone had removed the original lever shocks and installed tube shocks but didn't bolt the lower parts to the suspension. He's leaving for Florida in it next week, he says.
« Last Edit: November 14, 2021, 12:14:54 PM by MiniDave »
Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

Offline BruceK

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #428 on: November 15, 2021, 08:11:35 PM »
These donít come up for sale very often.  Itís an ex-RedBull promotional car.   Can be left as is or converted into a little pickup.


https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/ctd/d/dallas-08-mini-cooper-red-bull-edtion/7395297055.html

Thanks
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1992 Honda Beat (JDM)

Offline BruceK

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #429 on: December 07, 2021, 08:08:28 PM »
A VTEC powered Mini at a lower-than-usual price.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/615713506236439/
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1992 Honda Beat (JDM)

Offline ilookmarvlus

Glad you guys missed my 1990 on eBay...
« Reply #430 on: December 27, 2021, 03:39:02 PM »
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First let me say this, I upchucked in my mouth a little with the all posts about the late 70's Spitfires.  If you want a happy life AVOID ALL SPITTYS, bought one brand new in 1978 and after it spent 7 of the first 11 months of ownership in the dealer's shop I never ever bought British car again, that is until I came across this little 1990 MKV Mayfair LHD.  Built for the French market it went to Italy and Germany before being brought to San Antonio.

I managed to snipe the car and even though it had sat for 3 years, after draining the fuel tank, changing out the battery and tires, my daughter and I drove it almost a 1,000 miles home. 

Just Tom...

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Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #431 on: December 27, 2021, 05:40:59 PM »
ilookmarvlus, that looks nice. Welcome to mini ownership. I am guessing you know Michael or Bruce, to steer you here.

Offline ilookmarvlus

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #432 on: December 27, 2021, 07:06:18 PM »
Actually I don't really know anyone here.  I saw a link on Facebook to a page in Oklahoma what had a link to this site.  I'm in MOTR, Minis of the Rockies used to run a board like this and saw the Spitfire comments I had to say something.

This is actually my second classic, the last being over 40 years ago.  I do have 3 MINI Coopers as well, and R50, R57 and R60 and was most active in antique motorcycling, the AMCA for decades.
Just Tom...

Offline 94touring

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #433 on: December 27, 2021, 07:13:43 PM »
Welcome to the forum  77.gif

Offline BruceK

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #434 on: December 27, 2021, 07:47:22 PM »
Welcome.  Brave move driving an unknown Mini that far.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1992 Honda Beat (JDM)

Offline MiniDave

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #435 on: December 27, 2021, 07:55:40 PM »
I bought Buzz sight unseen in Baltimore and drove it 1100 miles back to KC.

Peter Kyte bought his Moke and would have driven it back to Denver from Houston if he hadn't gotten blasted by rain and storms.

Bruce bought a Beat and drove it from the coast to San Antonio, not as far but just about as crazy!

So yes, plenty of mixed nuts here when it comes to Minis!   77.gif

Welcome to the madhouse, you'll fit in just fine!
Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

Offline Jimini II

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #436 on: December 27, 2021, 11:45:31 PM »
My longest single drive in an unknown car was a Metro sight unseen bought in Quebec and drove it 1800 miles back to Florida.
On the way home stopped at the Mini Meet East show in Maryland and bought a second Metro and my friend Mike drove that back to Florida with me.
The first Metro ran fine but the second one broke down 14 times in 180 miles, I diagnosed it to have something in the fuel tank blocking the feed so I picked up a 5 gallon gas can, 10' of fuel line and an electric fuel pump.
We drove back with with 5 gallon fill ups but made it.
Fun times ;)

Offline ilookmarvlus

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #437 on: December 28, 2021, 10:17:50 AM »
Peter's a character.   Earlier this year he taught my daughter to drive manual on the Moke he drove from Galveston.  That's what enabled she and I to drive this car back, although she was concerned that shifting with her right hand rather than the left was going to be a daunting task.

Oh and he recently added a Barbie, a white and pink Moke, to his collection.

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Just Tom...

Offline MiniDave

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #438 on: December 28, 2021, 12:14:39 PM »
He could fit 20 more Minis in his garage if he had them!   ;D
Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

Offline ilookmarvlus

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #439 on: December 28, 2021, 12:28:40 PM »
I think Peter's garage is like a fish tank, it's been organically filled.  Can't even park the CR King Bristol there. 
« Last Edit: December 28, 2021, 12:30:27 PM by ilookmarvlus »
Just Tom...