Author Topic: Minis For Sale on BAT  (Read 209923 times)

Offline MiniDave

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1750 on: November 23, 2020, 08:44:50 PM »
The guy says he has $27K in rects plus the purchase price!
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1751 on: November 24, 2020, 06:52:20 PM »
A pretty darn nice restored Mk I Cooper S is now on BaT.

I suspect this will go for some seriously big bucks.  I sure hope it sells for more than the non-S recently auctioned.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1967-austin-mini-cooper-s-16/


 
 




« Last Edit: November 24, 2020, 06:54:28 PM by BruceK »
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville
1992 Toyota LiteAce

Offline Jimini II

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1752 on: November 24, 2020, 07:15:45 PM »
The guy says he has $27K in rects plus the purchase price!

Just saw a post on MM by the owner and he stated he will be happy to break even so I am guessing he is looking to get somewhere in the mid $30's. With what the blue one did last week I am sure this figure can be reached.

The red Countryman with the crappy paint job is not going anywhere fast still sitting at $8k.

The white S is nice and looks like the guy started with a nice relatively rust free shell and it will do well, even Heritage garage is bidding on it.
I like the jig/mold the guy made to pull/stretch out the accident damage to the rear light apertures. It probably took more time than to just heat and beat on it or weld in a new panel but to me he showed he wanted to do it right.

Offline tsumini

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1753 on: November 25, 2020, 12:51:42 AM »
Born just 8 days before my 60. Numbers are consistent with mine; slightly less.

Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1754 on: November 27, 2020, 10:08:20 PM »
A Mini estate is now being auctioned on BaT.    Still has the 850.  And a non-stock interior. 

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1965-austin-mini-countryman-woody-3/



Bids went up to $13,250 on this car and the auction went Reserve Not Meet.   

But get this: with just minutes to spare before the auction ended, the seller posted a comment and announced that the reserve was $24,000.  But he’d lower it to $19,000 if you buy the car.  Holy crap.   Remember, this was for a car with a 850 engine and a paint job said by many commenters to be of questionable quality.  Information about the reserve amount did not spur on more bids racing to the reserve - instead it took all the air out of the room and no more bids appeared. 

BaT sure seems to be inconsistent about when they will let someone have a HIGH reserve, while they will force other sellers to set extremely LOW reserves.   This reserve on this Mini was crazy IMO.
« Last Edit: November 27, 2020, 10:53:25 PM by BruceK »
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville
1992 Toyota LiteAce

Offline MiniDave

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1755 on: November 27, 2020, 10:55:16 PM »
Yeah, I saw that reserve - stupid....there was no previous history to justify that high of a price.

And the general consensus is that $13K something was the right money for the car in that condition.
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1756 on: December 01, 2020, 12:17:04 AM »
Another really early Mk I is now on Bat.   The auction text initially indicated it was a Mini Cooper but there was so much feedback in the comments that they’ve actually changed it to just Austin Mini.   Will BaT ever learn?

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1961-austin-mini-cooper-5/








1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville
1992 Toyota LiteAce

Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1757 on: December 01, 2020, 12:21:41 AM »

The blue 1960 sold for $28K.   Wow.  A nice car, but that’s lot of $ for a non-Cooper S. 
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville
1992 Toyota LiteAce

Offline MiniDave

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1758 on: December 01, 2020, 10:04:14 AM »
Where's the moustache on the white one?
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

Offline cstudep

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1759 on: December 01, 2020, 11:47:15 AM »
It's going incognito

Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1760 on: December 01, 2020, 12:02:26 PM »
The white and black restored Cooper S is at $38K with 3 hours to go.  The seller has been very engaged and there are almost no nits anyone has found to pick.

I think this one will go north of $50K.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville
1992 Toyota LiteAce

Offline MiniDave

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1761 on: December 01, 2020, 03:31:26 PM »
Close....bidding ended at $45K and sold there.
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

Offline Jimini II

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1762 on: December 01, 2020, 10:40:27 PM »
Close....bidding ended at $45K and sold there.

After watching the blue majic wand non S bring $50k i thought this well documented restored true S would do better than $45k. Based on recent BaT Mini prices the buyer got a good deal imo.

Offline Jimini II

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1763 on: December 07, 2020, 05:05:38 PM »
Another really early Mk I is now on Bat.   The auction text initially indicated it was a Mini Cooper but there was so much feedback in the comments that they’ve actually changed it to just Austin Mini.   Will BaT ever learn?

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1961-austin-mini-cooper-5/




Well it looks like MK I saloons especially LHD ones on BaT are bringing better than good money lately as the white/black 61 sold for $21,750.

Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1764 on: December 07, 2020, 05:17:55 PM »
That is good money for that car. 

Is it possible the market is actually changing for Minis?  Like it did for Porsches and VW buses?  Meaning more of a permanent in increase in values.

Or is it the BaT effect?
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville
1992 Toyota LiteAce

Offline MPlayle

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1765 on: December 07, 2020, 06:42:10 PM »
Even if it is the "BaT effect", it is rippling into other listing places as well.  I have seen substantial increases in the asking prices for Minis on several of the classic car websites and ebay as well.


Offline tsumini

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1766 on: December 08, 2020, 12:00:55 AM »
Followed this auction with interest as the car was bult a month after mine. I wass trying to get a feeling for what mine could be worth and mentally tried  to estimate cost to modify it similarly.
1275 POWERPLANT Normal performance, nothing special $4000?
Disc brake conversion $1200?
New wheels and tires  $1000?
Conversion labor $3000?

Could I ask $11,000 start?


Offline Jimini II

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1767 on: December 08, 2020, 01:51:34 PM »
I am not sure where you are planning to sell/auction it but BaT do not have a starting bid system they just start from zero.
From what I have seen bidding on auctions like ebay seem to do better with more interest when they have a lower than expected start point maybe 1/3rd of the vehicles real value, that way the bidders who think they may steal a car get a few bids in and then the real bidders take over when the bidding may have already reached or passed where you wanted to start.
If I had an early MK I Mini and it was registered on the West coast especially California I would offer it on BaT with plenty of pictures and driving videos and active commentary.
Good luck.

Offline tsumini

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1768 on: December 08, 2020, 07:29:15 PM »
I threw out $11000 for a private sale asking price with room to reduce. If on an auction I would sell real low or no reserve.

Offline MiniDave

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1769 on: December 08, 2020, 07:34:34 PM »
Didn't you just finish it?

Selling so quickly?
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

Offline tsumini

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1770 on: December 08, 2020, 11:18:44 PM »
Yeah when I can get motivated to get it ready. I'm finding it's getting real difficult physically to work on it and maintain it. I need to down size  and get rid of a lot of things. The car is a fun car and hasn't given me any problems since I got it running right but will require a lot of attention.

Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1771 on: December 09, 2020, 09:13:09 PM »
A Japanese market 998 Mini is now on BaT.  This one now has twin carbs. And it’s been converted to 10” wheels.  That’s something I might do with my Mini down the road. I think they look better than the 12” wheels.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1986-austin-rover-mini/


1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville
1992 Toyota LiteAce

Offline Jimini II

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1772 on: December 10, 2020, 11:41:11 AM »
Bit of a project but not a rust bucket, interesting to see what it does.

Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1773 on: December 11, 2020, 08:50:23 PM »
A customized deseamed Mini is now on BaT.   Not to everyone’s taste, so this will be an interesting auction to watch. 

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1967-austin-mini-4/





1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville
1992 Toyota LiteAce

Offline MPlayle

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1774 on: December 13, 2020, 09:49:52 AM »
A 1967 Moke now on BaT.  Nice color Blue with several mods/upgrades.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1967-austin-mini-moke-8/