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Bring a Trailer- 2 bidders battle for '73 Midget... hammer price $14,500 !!! (link)

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200mph Platinum Member Mike Joy
Winston-Salem, NC, USA   USA
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click the link>>> bringatrailer.com/listing/1973-mg-midget-7/



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GeorgeOhr Nonya Business
Yes, confused, USA   USA
Nice car but almost 15k and not even a 5 speed?!?

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ken472 Ken Petersen
Luverne, MN, USA   USA
Too nice to drive. Definitely nicer than mine

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Monsantiqu Silver Member Anthony S
Sunshine City, FL, USA   USA
Awesome!
Our cars are finally being recognized as actual classics with some value.
That is a beautiful car.
Good for the seller.

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Yankeedriver Platinum AdvertiserAdvertiser Joel Young
Albuquerque, NM, USA   USA
Yeah, lovely car but $14,500 seems a bit rich. On the upside, perhaps I'm in denial. The other way to read this is to conclude that our beloved Spridgets are finally entering the auction house limelight.

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tomshobby Tom Smith
Windsor, WI, USA   USA
After spending the time and money restoring mine that seems like a fair price. I think mine would be more in the 12,500 price range.



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shelscot Scott B.
Olalla, WA, USA   USA
I caught the end of it. Insane. I knew that seller was striking gold when $7800 was bid with a week left. Crazy, but good for Midget owners.

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Yankeedriver Platinum AdvertiserAdvertiser Joel Young
Albuquerque, NM, USA   USA
In reply to # 3903429 by tomshobby After spending the time and money restoring mine that seems like a fair price. I think mine would be more in the 12,500 price range.

Well, amen - the value of all that labor, even at a discounted rate, is substantial.

But I ain't sellin' mine. I honestly don't think it'd matter what someone offered me.

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oleanderjoe Gold Member Joseph Baba
Fresno, CA, USA   USA
TOM: What did you set your Personal Labor rate at ????? The last one I did for a customer, was double that ????? Just Curious. confused smiley

In reply to # 3903429 by tomshobby After spending the time and money restoring mine that seems like a fair price. I think mine would be more in the 12,500 price range.



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GeorgeOhr Nonya Business
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In reply to # 3903404 by Yankeedriver The other way to read this is to conclude that our beloved Spridgets are finally entering the auction house limelight.

Joel

There isn’t anything good about that and once again I was right. Once there is a fluke sale like this folks start pointing at it and saying it’s the new standard.

“Value” is a long con folks!

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jmac Platinum AdvertiserAdvertiser Jere McSparran
Greenup, IL, USA   USA
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1978 MG Midget "Therapy"
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Congrats to the seller and restorer. Nothing should take away from the fact, that is a nice looking car. That said, 2 things that I noticed: the brake warning light has lost its chrome, and the engine was cold but the oil pressure was only 42. That is not bad oil pressure but it may indicate this is a car with 80K miles on it and the engine is not fresh. We all have seen the brake warning light look like this one, but for a car this nice I would have expected more perfection.



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Sarge101st Silver Member Brian S
Carlisle, PA, USA   USA
1977 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Biggles"
1979 MG Midget 1500 "Grrr"
1980 MG MGB "Piddles"
Oh, how I hope its another fluke sale, and not a trend.

Nothing good will come of the dream these cars join the rich man's harem, sitting on pillows to be leered at but never driven to extremus again.



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S1 Elan Kurt. Appley
Akron, Ia., USA   USA
All I want to know is who the loosing bidder was cause I've got a deal for him!grinning smiley


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Yankeedriver Platinum AdvertiserAdvertiser Joel Young
Albuquerque, NM, USA   USA
In reply to # 3903779 by S1 Elan All I want to know is who the loosing bidder was cause I've got a deal for him!grinning smiley


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No, don't do it! I wanna see you at the Rally in 2020!

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littlecars David Bassett
Nashville, TN, USA   USA
1965 Chevrolet Corvair "Ski Team Transport SOLD!"
1965 MG Midget MkII "Buffoon"
1966 MG Midget MkII "Swiss Cheese...SCRAPPED"
1970 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "Tamara's Turd... SOLD!!!"    & more
As I'm the guy who started the "overpriced Midget flood" thread a few weeks ago, I actually think this one was well-bought. Nice presentation all around. However, I have to pick nits because that is what a fourth cup of coffee makes me do --

Love the matching top and interior, but what about the fit of that bespoke cloth top around the quarter windows? We all know the Velcro here was a stupid factory addition, but I would have added a couple snaps to keep this taut.

All the toggles on the dash should have gleaming chrome. Alas, most people don't replace the brake warning but it is stupid simple to chrome paint these in place with a paint pen.

An in-dash sound system is great for resale but does nothing for me. I would just as soon have a MG faceplate here as I never listen to tunes when driving my Midgets.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019-03-06 09:34 AM by littlecars.

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