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Peel Trident on ebay.de
« on: July 28, 2006, 12:56:13 AM »
Just spotted this unrestored 1965 Peel Trident with british papers, item: 290011833009 the seller also has a Bmw 600 for sale.
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Re: Peel Trident on ebay.de
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2006, 03:08:32 AM »
...Great news as so many Tridents and P50s have gone overseas since the Weiner auction so it is nice to see one coming back.

really?  exactly how many P50s have gone overseas "since the Weiner auction"?

seriously.   I don't know the answer to that.

Jeff and Susan Lane bought Mike Shepard's that he had advertised in RUMCAR News awhile back.
No one in the UK seemed to want it. 
They take it all over the place and I would say it has a pretty good home now.
That's the only one I am aware of that went "overseas" since 1997  (but I'm not really tracking them...). 

 
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Interestingly the red P50 that was on E-Bay over a month ago also sold to a UK buyer despite fears that it too would be lost overseas.

really?  Who was it sold to?  I heard that it did not sell. (even though it looked that way)  I also heard the SELLER wanted at least £18,000 for it.

Also- The UK Trident that was "sold" in May on eBay for £35,000 did not sell. (although it appeared to)  And it didn't go overseas.
I wrote an article about in the Current Issue of MICROCAR NEWS that just came out.
The article goes into great detail of how the Market Value of an Item can be manipulated by BOTH Buyers and Sellers for different reasons.
I find it interesting that there are people wringing their hands that the value of the cars has gone up and they seem to put the blame squarely on "Wealthy" people or just Americans in general.  But the Trident auction had a RESERVE price on it.
The RESERVE was £35,000.  It was put there by the SELLER, not by the BUYERS.
So who is the "problem" here?  Buyer or Seller?

The "high bidder" on the UK Trident auction "backed out" after the auction was over.  What a surprise!
You won't know the identity of the "high bidder" because the auction was "Private".
gee, I wonder why the seller wanted to keep everyone's IDs Private?
You don't think it was to bid the price up to and past £35,000 do you?  Gosh, who would do a thing like that?

hmmmm...  Look in your own backyard and I think you will find the source(s) of sky high prices.

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Re: Peel Trident on ebay.de
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2006, 01:29:06 PM »
Jeff and Susan Lane bought Mike Shepard's that he had advertised in RUMCAR News awhile back.

"No one in the UK seemed to want it."!!!!!!! 

 ;)    Errr Quite..
 


 
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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2006, 08:34:55 AM »
You are of course right Jim, most of us saw through the ebay sham but we dont all blame the Americans for high prices, as I remember some of the highest prices paid at the weiner auction were paid by a certain wealthy Englishman. I hope the rally at Kens place goes well, any chance of me getting one of those stylish tee shirts? Give Ken and Sylvia my regards, Bob Purton. p.s. Tell him to get on and restore that Inter!

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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2006, 01:12:21 PM »
If someone has a Peel for sale and someone else buys it, what is all the fuss about? There seems to be a lot of Green-Eyed people about!! ;D

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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2006, 01:54:32 PM »
Think about it Trident, could there be a reason why uk buyers didnt want it?

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Re: Peel Trident on ebay.de
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2006, 05:48:39 PM »
 A P50 in full effect on the streets of Wapping...
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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2006, 07:00:15 PM »
So does P50 in fact own the yellow P50, who is now rumoured to be bringing the Trident back home to England?
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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2006, 10:36:08 PM »
I do.

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There is another Yellow P50 but I believe it was painted in the early 70's. I don't know what colour it was when it was delivered. A Chinese Harley Street surgeon used it to get to work. It is the sister car to Gordon Fitzgerald's 7038VU. I think the Surgeons car is 7037VU. The Peel went to Australia when the Doctor emigrated sometime later. It is apparantly still in Australia with the Doctor. I think Gordons chassis is one down from mine. P50MAN a true manx P50 is if I recall one up from mine so all four of these Mk2 P50's are in some way,shape or form closely related. Oddly enough the engine number of my Trident is two below that of my P50. But that as they say is another story..
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« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2006, 11:08:23 PM »
Can someone please tell Jean and myself how to put on the photos to the forum. Thanks. Bob D.

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« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2006, 11:20:45 PM »
It is simple my man. You will see 'additional options' script when you reply to a thread, Click on it and voila an attach box appears for you to browse for a pic in your files..
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« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2006, 11:42:03 PM »
Found it but I still can't transfer it. Must be old age.
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Re: Peel Trident on ebay.de
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2006, 05:48:40 PM »
I thought I would put my Allard Clipper on here for no reason other than to prove I can do it!
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« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2006, 05:50:02 PM »
It didn't work for me either Bob- it must be old age............................
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Re: Peel Trident on ebay.de
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2006, 08:09:30 PM »
What I would like to know is, is it possible to reduce the KB of a picture so that it comes within the limit and so can be posted?