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Discuss the Austin Healey Sprite and the MG Midget. Two different but similar cars sometimes referred to collectively as the Spridget.

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    That's wash, wax, clean yard background, pics, documentation, copy, edit.

    I didn't think it'd take that long either, but it came out stellar.

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    Re: bugeye pitfalls

    Quote Originally Posted by kellysguy
    That's wash, wax, clean yard background, pics, documentation, copy, edit.

    I didn't think it'd take that long either, but it came out stellar.
    Was it worth it?
    '80 MGB roadster - pageant blue with Overdrive
    '73 RWA car + rust free tub and parts - going to build an Arkley SS!
    '78 Midget - Datsun A15 with HIF4's Dogleg 5 Speed Bugeye Bonnet with Heated Miata Seats
    '80 Datsun 210 w/60 series 5 speed

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    Yes and no. It's along story. Wound up sell the car local.

    Worth it because I believe image is everything in marketing.

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    Re: bugeye pitfalls

    Quote Originally Posted by mightymidget
    Now Kelly that is over doing it
    Nah, it was a mopar
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    Re: bugeye pitfalls

    Just curious, I've done the same thing and most of the time got more than I would have otherwise.
    '80 MGB roadster - pageant blue with Overdrive
    '73 RWA car + rust free tub and parts - going to build an Arkley SS!
    '78 Midget - Datsun A15 with HIF4's Dogleg 5 Speed Bugeye Bonnet with Heated Miata Seats
    '80 Datsun 210 w/60 series 5 speed

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    Re: bugeye pitfalls

    Quote Originally Posted by mightymidget
    I am thinking $5600.00. color is off, a little pinkish and dull personality compared to other reds I have seen. It made be just the photos. Car dosen't pop out and say take me for a drive. But it appears to be a great driver.
    The color may be a result of reproduction or camera. In person it may look great.

    Bugeye has a really nice body on it tho. You are probably right and I wouldn't be surprised if it got your figure or more
    You're right, lousy pictures. I suspect the camera is off. I have the correct red on my bugeye, and some cameras make it look pink. 4500 looks like a pretty good deal for that car.

    Brian

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    Re: bugeye pitfalls

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian_James
    Quote Originally Posted by mightymidget
    I am thinking $5600.00. color is off, a little pinkish and dull personality compared to other reds I have seen. It made be just the photos. Car dosen't pop out and say take me for a drive. But it appears to be a great driver.
    The color may be a result of reproduction or camera. In person it may look great.

    Bugeye has a really nice body on it tho. You are probably right and I wouldn't be surprised if it got your figure or more
    You're right, lousy pictures. I suspect the camera is off. I have the correct red on my bugeye, and some cameras make it look pink. 4500 looks like a pretty good deal for that car.

    Brian
    not just cars - we got a VERY good deal on our last house because of lousy pics and a poor description
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    Re: bugeye pitfalls

    Quote Originally Posted by mightymidget
    All used Bugeyes are work.
    Been a while since I've seen a NEW one...aren't they all used nowadays?
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    Re: bugeye pitfalls

    I bought Russ's "Frogeye" about a year ago and love the car. No issues at all. Thanks Russ.

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