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#1 Shifty

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 04:14 PM

http://www.itv.com/n...400-at-auction/

 

 

It looks like the sale didn't live up the the hype and fell well short of the anticipated sale price of £10k+.

 

I actually think it would have more than that on ebay!!



#2 JimminyBob

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 04:19 PM

I'm quite surprised at that, I thought it'd go for a fortune. Looking at it rationally though even £1400 is a bit high for a battered Mini that's never been registered.



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Posted 27 July 2013 - 04:25 PM

I wonder how many people bid on it? Certainly wasn't the highlight of the auction year as it was billed. The real shame is the amount of bad blood this has caused for some people and all over a car that sold for £1400. Was it all worth it I wonder?

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 04:26 PM

i thought it would of gone for more then that! i wonder what the new owner is going to do to it hopefully he signs up on here and tells us hes ideas.



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Posted 27 July 2013 - 04:30 PM

I hope it ends up restored and on the road and not in a museum. I think it's a good price and the price a classic British car should sell for, accessible to the true enthusiasts and not just people that want to get somebody else to restore it for them and then sit it in a garage and win concourse's with it because it does 5 miles a year driving around show grounds after being trailered there in a closed trailer.

 

A true piece of Longbridge and certainly British motoring history sold for £1400, somebody got a real bargain. What a time to have £1400, I'd have snapped that up without having to think about it. 

 

Memories of what we used to be, and a symbol to the things that made Britain the wonderful motoring country that it is, reminiscent of a time that we were the best, when MGA's were racing at the Sebring 12 hours in Florida, The Mini Marcos was at Le Mans and John Cooper moved the engine from the front of a Formula 1 car to the back and recreated the single seater race car to the familiar design we see today. 

 

Priceless


Edited by Mini-Mad-Craig, 27 July 2013 - 04:37 PM.


#6 malcs_miniturbo

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 04:41 PM

yea i agree shifty i reckon would went more ebay .but also as mentioned had never been registerd and no tags ect .



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Posted 27 July 2013 - 05:47 PM

Just logged in to see what it sold for and that is a huge surprise!!!!!



i thought it would of gone for more then that! i wonder what the new owner is going to do to it hopefully he signs up on here and tells us hes ideas.


I doubt it mate, after all the ******* Steve got thrown at him I expect they will want to stay anonymous


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Posted 27 July 2013 - 05:57 PM

Did it meet it's reserve?

 

I think its disappointing for Steve; I bet it has cost him a lot more and the hassle was defo not worth it for £1400.



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Posted 27 July 2013 - 05:58 PM

It didn't have a reserve set elf

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 06:22 PM

thanks guys it was never about the money just about the story i did have offers alot more than that ...but it was always the fairest way no reserve and i probably did lose money but it was no reserve so a bit of a gamble so it was open to everyone to bid maybe would of got more on another day ...it was great getting that mini into the news even for a short while but i did take a lot of sxxt over hit but i have thick skin so i dont hold any grudges ..i had some great comments aswell and at least it gave you all something to talk about for a bit

thanks again

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 06:24 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHA   :D



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Posted 27 July 2013 - 06:26 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHA   :D

and here is one of the stupid comments



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Posted 27 July 2013 - 06:28 PM

to tell you the truth it was expected hahhaaha



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Posted 27 July 2013 - 06:34 PM

do you know who bought it steve?.... maybe its someone from here....;0)... yea i thought it would of sold for more.... be a good story to tell around the camp fire..:0)

cheers james

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 06:34 PM

I'm glad you got it out! Hopefully be restored to its former glory by the new owner. Well Done.






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