The highest price I have ever seen for a Bug at ACA it was a lovely resto job. £27,000 plus extras not cheap. Just wondered who purchased this Bug. To be fair there was an Aston Martin up for grabs which went for £26.000, might have been the better car. Good luck to the new owner.
Yes it was, I bought it off Ron in late December 2018, I started the restoration in August 2019 and completed it by August 2020. I was unexpectedly offered another Bug which I bought and reluctantly sold NHA in October 2020 to a guy who said he was an enthusiast turns out he just wanted to flip the car for a profit. Without wanting to boost it is a very nice car indeed but £27 K wow.
I bought the car off Ron without seeing it on trust only which I have done before but I have to say Ron was more than honest with his description and I was very pleased with the car
Hmmm... quite a few of the closing bid figures on the ACA web site look a tad spurious to me to say the least. Are you sure £27000 isn't a typo for £2700?
Quite a few cars supposedly sold for around 40%-ish above the guide range, but even allowing for a lot of pent up demand due to covid that would value the Bug at around £18-20,000. With all due respect to the restorer and previous owners, this car surely isn't worth £27K. It doesn't have a specal registration, so why so high a bid?
There was a Bug on eBay "valued" at over £55,000 earlier today. I don't suppose for one moment that is genuine, and I have my doubts about this figure too...
Hi cdb15 with the 8% buyers premium + VAT on the premium it’s more like £30 K, you are correct it is a nice car but never worth £27 K +, I was expecting it to make £12 to 13 K, I can’t understand why it went for such a high figure
I agree, it’s way too much, although it did look like an exceptional resto job. I’ve been in touch with the the person selling the £13k bug on ebay. He’s relisted it for £19k due to the deluge of messages from people who’ve seen that auction result.
A well sorted Bug has to be worth as much as the high prices for Bubble Cars.
Agreed when you put it like that and you can actually use a Bug unlike many micro cars. Look how much mk1 and mk2 escort prices have moved in the last 10 years, phenomenal and still rising, okay not a Bug but still '70's classic cars.
I was looking to buy that one at ACA auctions. Pre sale it was at £14 k and that was all I was prepared to pay so dropped out. It did go for just about £30 k with buyers premium. Also mentioned in Buckley’s Market matters in Classic and Sportscar
adl2: cdb15, that's just such a shame that someone let it get into that state. I know that's more than I could cope with but I admit I am slightly tempted. For the VIN, it would end up as a Trigger's broom of a restoration.
Nov 25, 2020 22:26:43 GMT
burlmeister: Trouble fitting new 6052 fan belt. Alternator adjusted to the max. Belt is on the engine and alt pulleys but I just cannot get it to stretch over the lip of the fan pulley. Is there a trick to this? Driving me nuts!
Nov 26, 2020 11:09:57 GMT
adl2: That barn find Bug as linked by cdb15 is now bid to over a grand. Or should I say, that V5 doc for a Bug is up to over a grand.
Nov 29, 2020 10:14:12 GMT
Stiffy: Hi Folks.. a lot of questions go unanswered if you put them in the shout box. Its more visible to all if you create a thread. Most questions get answered within hours. :-)
Nov 30, 2020 16:52:59 GMT
adl2: Gone for £1220 in the end.
Dec 1, 2020 13:36:48 GMT
Looking for bug to buy: Hi all, had to sell my bug 3 yrs ago, went to the states and had nowhere to store it unfortunately but I'm back and would like one would consider any condition, a project is fine. Any help or suggestions would be great thanks warren
Dec 14, 2020 18:40:23 GMT
bugberk: Just put the engine/box into my rolling chassis, and the prop shaft seems to be about 3" short, Have I been given the wrong one? this a total rebuild from a pile of bits.
Dec 16, 2020 13:34:31 GMT
goodtimes: thank you for the drawings! very helpful.
Dec 17, 2020 17:31:00 GMT
vannin: bugberk what is the length of your propshaft you are fitting ? you'll get more replies if you ask on the main forum
Dec 30, 2020 15:30:34 GMT
rooster: can any one tell me what car the canopy lock came of ? ive been told a triumph
Jan 18, 2021 15:23:26 GMT
rogeru7: Hi the basic lock is off a Triumph but it will then need a major mod to be used on the Bug canopy unless you have access to a lathe and a mill it’s not an easy mod
Jan 18, 2021 20:15:56 GMT
Steve: Hi can anyone tell what is the tallest you can be to drive a bond Bug
Feb 25, 2021 13:37:55 GMT
vannin: hi Steve, is this for you and if so how tall are you ? more interest and responses if you use the main forum !
Feb 25, 2021 14:51:06 GMT
steve: i'm 6ft 4in am i too big to fit? . im not good with computers, cant seem to get on other thread, sorry
Feb 26, 2021 10:59:28 GMT
mike: I have 2 bond bugs 1 almost restored just waiting on new upholstery and the other is complete runs sweet and original if Warren is still looking for one Cheers
Apr 11, 2021 12:35:02 GMT
Jon T: Hi all, I am looking to purchase a bug, dont mind if needs some work, anyone point me in right direction. thanks<
Apr 20, 2021 10:52:19 GMT
mysticmick: hi all . i recently purchased a bug . my dream car for restoration . i have the vin plate . with chassis number and engine number . but sadly no reg number . is there any way of finding out the original reg so i could apply for the v5 .. thanks in advance
May 8, 2021 16:20:42 GMT
cdb15: To Mystic Mick: contact HPI and ask if they will do a VIN-only check. Usually if you have the registration it's £19 or so, but may be different from the VIN. Or there is a DVLA procedure using form V62 - check out the government web site for the procedure.
May 17, 2021 20:15:30 GMT