Author Topic: Minis For Sale on BAT  (Read 282087 times)

Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #2500 on: September 11, 2022, 04:15:38 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/



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

Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #2501 on: September 13, 2022, 05:44:41 PM »
Good points Dave.  Human nature isÖ well, can only be explained by the phrase ďhuman natureĒ I guess.

In the meantime a new Mini has popped up on BaT.  Since itís 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

Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #2502 on: September 13, 2022, 05:55:37 PM »
One Mini auction completes, and another one is started within the hour.  Hereís the latest.

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

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






« Last Edit: September 13, 2022, 06:02:05 PM by BruceK »
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #2503 on: September 14, 2022, 02:53:16 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/

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

Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #2504 on: September 14, 2022, 04:24:14 PM »
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

Offline MPlayle

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #2505 on: September 14, 2022, 05:31:32 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:


Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #2506 on: September 14, 2022, 07:22:45 PM »
No I donít 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?
« Last Edit: September 15, 2022, 12:46:10 AM by BruceK »
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #2507 on: September 17, 2022, 04:43:40 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/

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

Offline MiniDave

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #2508 on: September 17, 2022, 05:16:49 PM »
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
« Last Edit: September 17, 2022, 05:21:36 PM by MiniDave »
Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #2509 on: September 17, 2022, 07:03:15 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

Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #2510 on: September 18, 2022, 04:24:52 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

Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #2511 on: September 21, 2022, 09:18:01 AM »
One Mini auction completes, and another one is started within the hour.  Hereís the latest.

The 13 inch wheels and sports pack flares seem to attract a lot of attention Ė most of it seems typically to be from non-Mini people - so I think this will do well.  Itís a Sprite and not a real Cooper.  But that shouldnít 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

Offline MiniDave

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #2512 on: September 21, 2022, 09:24:46 AM »
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

Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #2513 on: September 21, 2022, 03:35:19 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.   Iím 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 wouldnít have gone that high Iím thinking.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #2514 on: September 21, 2022, 03:44:28 PM »
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.  Itís said to be a JDM model but it is LHD and has no air conditioning.  So, thatís 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

Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #2515 on: September 21, 2022, 03:50:44 PM »
And hereís another one.  A early Mini 850.  And it looks to be in very nice condition.

All those commenters on BaT complaining they havenít 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

Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #2516 on: September 26, 2022, 08:44:10 PM »
This is on BaT listed as a Mini Van but itís obviously an estate.  Comments are already pointing that out but the owner had to have approved the auction text?   I donít understand some people.   Doesnít 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

Offline MiniDave

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #2517 on: September 27, 2022, 08:12:48 AM »
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

Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #2518 on: September 27, 2022, 06:27:37 PM »
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

Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #2519 on: September 27, 2022, 06:31:00 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

Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #2520 on: September 27, 2022, 06:33:52 PM »
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.  Itís said to be a JDM model but it is LHD and has no air conditioning.  So, thatís 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 itís LHD and some buyers donít 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

Offline MiniDave

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #2521 on: September 27, 2022, 07:39:46 PM »
I think both of those brought current market money.....
Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #2522 on: September 29, 2022, 07:19:48 AM »
And hereís another one.  A early Mini 850.  And it looks to be in very nice condition.

All those commenters on BaT complaining they havenít 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

Offline MiniDave

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #2523 on: September 29, 2022, 07:38:07 AM »
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.
« Last Edit: September 29, 2022, 07:41:19 AM by MiniDave »
Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

Offline tmsmini

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #2524 on: September 29, 2022, 09:34:08 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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