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Gray_Cat
02-19-2009, 04:04 PM
This may be of interest to someone. Obviously no engine or gearbox but if you have already, who knows? I can look at it if someone is interested - I have no relationship to the people that own the company.
Roy
https://www.sportscarla.com/detail-1960-austin_healey-bug_eye_sprite-british-3853053.html

Hairyone
02-19-2009, 04:52 PM
blimey, $7000 for a car with no engine, & what's with the spaghetti under the dash.
And what's with the fugly bumper towel rails. & the stickey out wheels.
YUK.

jlaird
02-19-2009, 05:39 PM
Hmmm, I could go $700 maybe, but then maybe not.

Monark192
02-19-2009, 06:16 PM
Prices must be going up, look at this Midget (https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/ctd/1038683591.html)

Gray_Cat
02-19-2009, 06:23 PM
:wall:

jvandyke
02-19-2009, 06:45 PM
A few years ago I was Opel GT hunting. Found one about 250 miles away. Started negotiating and was planning to go view it at $4K. Guy called to tell me he sold it for 9K!! Way beyond market, just because he slapped a high tag and a rich fool walked past.

JPSmit
02-19-2009, 08:12 PM
Prices must be going up, look at this Midget (https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/ctd/1038683591.html)

nah just active imaginations (and a few rich idiots to think people can sell for that price)

Monark192
02-19-2009, 08:29 PM
:iagree:

Sort of what I meant - I was just missing the sarcasm emoticon

BugEyeBear
02-20-2009, 11:43 PM
That BugEye is the RARE "translucent drivetrain" model! That's why the price is high!

Could be worth it IF the engine number could be verified. But the engine ID Tag is also translucent, so including a photo in the add is ALMOST impossible.

You'd have to ask the seller to verify the number (this is done by "feeling" the ID Tag) & then compare this to the Heritage Cert. While you have the seller on the phone, be sure to ask if the muffler bearings are making any unusual noises, AND ask when the air in the tires was last changed.

:jester:

<span style="font-style: italic">"...They're coming to take me away! Ah! Ha! They're coming to take me away! Oh! Ho! He, He!..."</span>

-Bear- :cheers:

Hairyone
02-21-2009, 05:54 AM
Ah but it is a red one and as we all know "red ones are faster"
it's also a green car.....zero emissions.

Sarastro
02-21-2009, 11:31 AM
There are two places in this burg--Sports Car LA and Checkquered Flag in Marina del Rey--which fill Craigslist and eBay with ads for cars at about double to triple their reasonable value. They have some good stuff from time to time, but I've never considered buying anything from them. How do you bargain down from an absurdity to a reasonable price?

I suspect their customers are largely people with too much money, who don't want (or know how) to research prices and spend some time shopping around. Just go to the dealer. LA, unfortunately, is full of such people, ripe for harvest in this way. Cynical, I suppose, but it probably works.