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
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