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Bugeye might be available - value question

RickB

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A guy named Terry just stopped by to admire my Sprite and we got to talking. He has a red 1960 Bugeye that's been in his garage for about the past ten years.

He said he's considering selling it, doesn't really know what its worth.

He said there's a bit of rust and it had a bad motor when he got it so he put in a 1098. Doesn't know if its a 10cc or a 10cg.

Considering this is the Pacific Northwest and little cars can be had cheap here and this is still a pretty bad time to sell a car... What should Terry expect to get for his car?

I know, depends on a lot of things, there is some rust so there's likely more than he knows about and it doesn't have the original motor. It hasn't moved about in a decade so it may need a lot of work.

Of course I'd like to have it if the price was right... but I don't think he would go for the kind of money I could scrounge up.
 

smaceng

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I bought mine a little over a year ago, but the body and bonnet had been stripped and painted OEW for $4000. There were a lot of parts missing and the engine was a 1275 and the trans was a smooth case. I would say $1500 on the low end and $3000 on the high end. Based on my experience, the initial vehicle cost for a full restoration is not that significant in the total cost of the project.
Scott in CA
 

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Hi Rick,

You have a PM regarding the Bugeye.

Thanx, Russ
 

Pythias

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The Auto Jumble is held in Portand at Montgomery Park on the last Sunday of April sponsored by the local MG "T" club.
 
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Here's one that just came up on Craigslist.
Wonder if this is the guy - it's got a 1098 and its red.
He said his name was Terry, this guys email is drew@...

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/1635919360.html

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RickB

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I emailed him, he says he isn't the guy who stopped by my house on Sunday.
So I guess there's two red 1960 Bugeye's with a 1098 around here.
Go figure!
 

Billm

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I don't think so Ed, he is always on Craigslist buying and selling cars.
BillM
 
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