Minis For Sale on BAT

Started by MiniDave, January 08, 2015, 01:41:54 PM

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BruceK

A very nice light gray 998 Mini is now on BaT.   Lots of money spent on the interior, but somehow no tachometer.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1989-rover-mini-city/



1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

Quote from: BruceK on September 06, 2022, 04:22:47 PM
Good points Dave.  Human nature is... well, can only be explained by the phrase "human nature" I guess.

In the meantime a new Mini has popped up on BaT.  Since it's more modern than recent Minis I wonder how it will do?

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1997-rover-mini/



Sold for $17,300. Surely this could have been higher if the seller was more responsive and had presented the car better. With just an hour remaining in the auction (!) a picture of a cleaned engine bay finally showed up, as did a start up video and a driving video.   Talk about a seller asleep at the wheel!

1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

#2502
One Mini auction completes, and another one is started within the hour.  Here's the latest.

The 13 inch wheels and sports pack flares seem to attract a lot of attention – most of it seems typically to be from non-Mini people - so I think this will do well.  It's a Sprite and not a real Cooper.  But that shouldn't matter to most bidders.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1993-rover-mini-1-3/






1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

And now a Mk I Cooper is on BaT.  I know this car, and I knew the owner too.  Unfortunately he passed about 6 years ago and the subsequent owner is now selling it. This car was a vintage racer before it was recommissioned for road use.  I love everything about it other than the sunroof.

This is now the second Mini appearing on BaT whose owners I knew, but who have since passed away. Both cars were genuine 1960s Coopers. Really does remind me that after surviving this long, these cars will go on and on until the next caretaker takes over.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1963-morris-mini-cooper-3/

1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

Quote from: BruceK on September 08, 2022, 10:12:45 AM
A very nice restored English Moke is now on offer.  Big money will be paid for this one I think.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1968-austin-mini-moke-4/




Sold for $37,750.  A good price but still a bit of a bargain I think.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

MPlayle

Quote from: BruceK on September 14, 2022, 12:53:16 PM
And now a Mk I Cooper is on BaT.  I know this car, and I knew the owner too.  Unfortunately he passed about 6 years ago and the subsequent owner is now selling it. This car was a vintage racer before it was recommissioned for road use.  I love everything about it other than the sunroof.

This is now the second Mini appearing on BaT whose owners I knew, but who have since passed away. Both cars were genuine 1960s Coopers. Really does remind me that after surviving this long, these cars will go on and on until the next caretaker takes over.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1963-morris-mini-cooper-3/

Bruce,

Do you remember or know what may have happened to the "Mini Specific" trailer Grover used for his race Mini?  Picture 146 from the BaT listing:


BruceK

#2506
No I don't know.  When I last spent time with Grover at the All British Car Day in Dallas (in 2015 I think it was) he had driven his Mini to the show.  I remember being pretty impressed because I believe he was 83 years old at the time and he dealt with the heavy  Dallas traffic in the Mini. But then again he was a former racecar driver! 

Perhaps contact the BaT seller and see if he has the trailer?
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

A Clubman estate is now on BaT in the very 1970s shade of brown.  Looks nice.  1250cc?

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1978-leyland-clubman-estate/

1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

MiniDave

#2508
That looks really nice, I'll be interested to see how high this one goes compared to what I sold Buzz for a few years ago.

Most of these clubby wagons seem to go for around $20K, which seems like a lot, but I guess that's where the market has gone.

I'll never understand why people bid these way up on the first day.....like somehow getting their licks in early counts for something?

I would put a set of those small wilson picket arches on it and call it good
Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

BruceK

Quote from: MiniDave on September 17, 2022, 03:16:49 PM

I would put a set of those small wilson picket arches on it and call it good


Or maybe some Smokey Robinson ones.

;D
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

Quote from: BruceK on September 11, 2022, 02:15:38 PM
A very nice light gray 998 Mini is now on BaT.   Lots of money spent on the interior, but somehow no tachometer.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1989-rover-mini-city/



Sold for $14,000.  Which is a fair price for that Mini I think. 
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

Quote from: BruceK on September 13, 2022, 03:55:37 PM
One Mini auction completes, and another one is started within the hour.  Here's the latest.

The 13 inch wheels and sports pack flares seem to attract a lot of attention – most of it seems typically to be from non-Mini people - so I think this will do well.  It's a Sprite and not a real Cooper.  But that shouldn't matter to most bidders.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1993-rover-mini-1-3/



Sold for $23,750.  Pretty good for a late non-Cooper.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

MiniDave

That was a decent deal for that car.

There have been several more Minis show up on BaT this week too.....
Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

BruceK

Quote from: BruceK on September 14, 2022, 12:53:16 PM
And now a Mk I Cooper is on BaT.  I know this car, and I knew the owner too.  Unfortunately he passed about 6 years ago and the subsequent owner is now selling it. This car was a vintage racer before it was recommissioned for road use.  I love everything about it other than the sunroof.

This is now the second Mini appearing on BaT whose owners I knew, but who have since passed away. Both cars were genuine 1960s Coopers. Really does remind me that after surviving this long, these cars will go on and on until the next caretaker takes over.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1963-morris-mini-cooper-3/



Reserve not Met at $28,750.   I'm guessing the reserve was $30k perhaps?   Commenters complained about the non-originality of this Mk I, but had it been an more original 998 Cooper it wouldn't have gone that high I'm thinking.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

Quote from: MiniDave on September 21, 2022, 07:24:46 AM
That was a decent deal for that car.

There have been several more Minis show up on BaT this week too.....

Yeah, here is one of them.   Early regular production Mk VI Rover Mini Cooper.  It's said to be a JDM model but it is LHD and has no air conditioning.  So, that's a bit different.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1991-rover-mini-cooper-4/





1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

And here's another one.  A early Mini 850.  And it looks to be in very nice condition.

All those commenters on BaT complaining they haven't been seeing anything original should be jumping on this one, right?

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1961-morris-mini-minor-deluxe-2/




1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

This is on BaT listed as a Mini Van but it's obviously an estate.  Comments are already pointing that out but the owner had to have approved the auction text?   I don't understand some people.   Doesn't have an A-series under the bonnet.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1971-austin-mini-van/



1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

MiniDave

There is a lot to like with this van, a lot of well done stuff in it - Aussie doors are expensive and hard to find....

I'm guessing the fuel cell took the area the spare tire used to sit in.

Can't wait for a driving video, but I have to say listening to the ITB's the whole time you drive can get tiresome - glorious under hard acceleration.....but then just going down the highway? And no air filter?
Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

BruceK

Another JDM Mini has popped up on BaT.  Interesting color.  My guess is it will sell for about $15K. But who knows?

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1994-rover-mini-2/

1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

Quote from: BruceK on September 17, 2022, 02:43:40 PM
A Clubman estate is now on BaT in the very 1970s shade of brown.  Looks nice.  1250cc?

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1978-leyland-clubman-estate/



Sold for $19K.  Some well-deserved love for a Clubman front end. 
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

Quote from: BruceK on September 21, 2022, 01:44:28 PM
Quote from: MiniDave on September 21, 2022, 07:24:46 AM
That was a decent deal for that car.

There have been several more Minis show up on BaT this week too.....

Yeah, here is one of them.   Early regular production Mk VI Rover Mini Cooper.  It's said to be a JDM model but it is LHD and has no air conditioning.  So, that's a bit different.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1991-rover-mini-cooper-4/




Sold for $17,751.  I think there was a little bit of premium paid because it's LHD and some buyers don't want to adjust to RHD and a Mini at the same time.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

MiniDave

I think both of those brought current market money.....
Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

BruceK

Quote from: BruceK on September 21, 2022, 01:50:44 PM
And here's another one.  A early Mini 850.  And it looks to be in very nice condition.

All those commenters on BaT complaining they haven't been seeing anything original should be jumping on this one, right?

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1961-morris-mini-minor-deluxe-2/



This nicely restored and unmodified Mini 850 sold for $30,000.  Wonder if the new owner will keep it long term or sell it on after a year or two like the last owner?
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

MiniDave

#2523
Well, a $7K return on a $23K investment in one year is a pretty good deal - but I agree. I wonder what will happen in a year. IIRC, this car came from Mike Malamud's stables.

Now for something interesting - BaT has done $1billion in sales from Jan1 - to Sept 22! Staggering......more than twice as much as the big established auction houses.

No wonder they can be so picky about the cars they list for sale.
Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

tmsmini

Quote from: MiniDave on September 29, 2022, 05:38:07 AM
...more than twice as much as the big established auction houses.
No wonder they can be so picky about the cars they list for sale.

It is an interesting path they have followed. It would be interesting to see a sales price comparison... is BAT averaging a higher sales for similar cars than the auction houses? I know BAT send out some statistics, but I have never looked closely.
My sister sold a B-GT when it really was "bring a trailer," they would never accept that car now.

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