Is it just me or do people seem to be bulking at the current high prices being asked for Bugs ? They appear to be getting relisted and or hanging around for ages and not selling. £5k now for a nice useable Bug is a distant memory
As soon as the Bug made £27K at auction everyone’s selling expectations went into overdrive, from my experience if you are selling on eBay you are better off listing an item like a Bug at a low starting price which will pull the buyers in as there is the view that they have a genuine opportunity to grab a bargain and then often ending up paying more than originally planned. Listing say a car at a top buy it now price often discourages buyers and relisting it a few times also make buyers wonder why it has not sold. In general the item listed will nearly always reach its true auction price and often more.
The 29 thousand paid for the bug a few months back seems to have affected a few sellers. The time you paid sellers fees, movement charges, vat etc etc to the Auction house you wouldn't come up much more then flogging it on e bay.
Yes, I’ve backed away a bit. Now is not the time to buy but the time will come.
With classic cars, look at the era when the car was new and desirable, and then look at the ages of people who were young then. Maybe they wished for a particular car and couldn’t afford it. Once they reach a more affluent time of life, kids moved out, mortgage paid off, still earning and a bit of savings in the bank. Then they have money to throw at an interesting project.
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
allan: Does anyone know what thread and diameter of the water temp &oil pressure senders on my 700e ,bug no 50
Jul 5, 2021 21:20:32 GMT
Stiffy: Allan just seen your question. Your better of asking a question on the main site as no one seems to respond to the shout box. cheers stiffy.
Jul 11, 2021 19:57:31 GMT
joegab59: cant seem to get my reg number into the bug gallery, simple steps anyone ?
Jul 15, 2021 14:25:51 GMT