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Re: micro cars in auction
« Reply #30 on: February 03, 2015, 04:12:34 AM »
I'm amazed at the price of those scootacars.  :o
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Re: micro cars in auction
« Reply #31 on: February 03, 2015, 02:25:22 PM »
Al did say there were three auctions at the weekend have we any other results ?
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Re: micro cars in auction
« Reply #32 on: February 04, 2015, 12:44:03 PM »
Messerscmitt KR200, good looking restored car - £18,000. About spot on the money in the UK.

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So its official. Scootacars are worth more than KR200. Who would have believed that 20 years ago? The effect of collecting over active usage.
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Re: micro cars in auction
« Reply #33 on: February 04, 2015, 01:32:17 PM »
Supply and demand eh  ;) what price a Gordon now  ;D
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Re: micro cars in auction
« Reply #34 on: February 04, 2015, 03:34:45 PM »
A few year ago the guy that sold the yellow one last year? with 3 front lights wanted £10,000 for his.
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Re: micro cars in auction
« Reply #35 on: February 04, 2015, 04:06:38 PM »
Really ?? Blimey I never heard that ! That's the one Nick Taylor bought 18 months ago I wonder what he ended up paying , rude to ask . Where did you hear that Rob ?
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Re: micro cars in auction
« Reply #36 on: February 04, 2015, 05:33:42 PM »
From Roger in Prudhoe, his son is called Gordon, told me years ago on the phone that he was thinking of selling it and hoping for that price. He also owned two Bonds I think.
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Re: micro cars in auction
« Reply #37 on: February 04, 2015, 05:42:10 PM »
Frisky family 3 sold on eBay for £4850. WOW!

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Re: micro cars in auction
« Reply #38 on: February 04, 2015, 08:32:28 PM »
In which regard the wow ? So high or low ? I don't know the going rate  :-\
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Re: micro cars in auction
« Reply #39 on: February 05, 2015, 08:14:55 AM »
I am not sure there is one for the more unusual cars. The only thing clear to me is Messerschmitts are loosing their historical 'twice the price' of anything else price 'advantage'. That either means they are becoming a bargain for those who want to drive the cars, now clearly a minority, or other factors are coming into play. It does not help that the two clubs are acting like rabbits in the headlights. Meanwhile traditional Micronauts continue to fade away, undermining the long built up knowledge in depth that sustained the cars through the earlier years. Its becoming a whole new scene, which makes selling even harder to predict with new buyers, who want the cars for different reasons to existing owners. It becomes more like an art form. If you can understand that market, I take my hat off to you.
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Re: micro cars in auction
« Reply #40 on: February 13, 2015, 01:04:53 AM »
Eight cars should have returned £76,000. The Empolini failed to sell despite being near mint. I think it faltered at £1,762. More like £4k worth, I would have thought, as these are meant to be in thing, collectable, like Lambros. Don't really see it myself, but there we are, seems no one there did either.
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Citroen BX 17TZD & GTI 16v
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For sale - Vellam Isetta, Bamby, AC Type 70, Velorex, Church Pod, Reliant Mk5, KR200,  Saab 96, Bellemy Trials, Citroen BXs