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 Posted: Oct 26, 2016 07:02PM
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My pleasure!

"Call it like ya see it; If ya miss it, make it up."

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Thanks Firebro for posting the picture of your Qvale "S" with its Jensen color scheme...

 Posted: Oct 20, 2016 08:17PM
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The beach car that was at MME 2000 and 2003 belongs to someone here in Montreal. 
He bought it from the former owner of Budget Rent a car in Dorval  at least 20 years ago.

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 Posted: Oct 20, 2016 05:53PM
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This Qvale care is priceless.....

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With the Buyer Commission showing now, the $51k winning bid became $56,100.

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1962-AUSTIN-MINI-JOLLY-197232

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 Posted: Oct 14, 2016 02:14PM
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At the sales price of $51k, that’s a $2,900 loss after 7 years. As far as investments go, I’m not very good with math but…

An almost identical one sold for $181.5k at Bonhams?

Moral of the story? Sell your Mini at Bonhams!

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 Posted: Oct 14, 2016 01:44PM
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If Velocity channel is live, just sold for $51k

 Posted: Oct 14, 2016 01:41PM
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I think somebody got a bargain there, at least compared to previous sales anyway! 

Mini's are like buses they come along in a bunch

 Posted: Oct 14, 2016 01:16PM
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The beach Mini at the B-J auction should be coming up shortly.

It's Lot #399. //www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1962-AUSTIN-MINI-JOLLY-197232

As of this moment, (3:15p California time) the auction is on Lot #388.

Watch it live here: //www.barrett-jackson.com/Live/Streaming/Video

It's a No Reserve auction.

Tick..tick..tick... . . .

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Live/Streaming/Video

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I seem to recall someone posting a photo on the MM Forum of a similar beach Mini (but it was a conversion) that they saw at a Mini Meet or car show? Am I remembering that correctly? (I have a great memory - it's just really short!)

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 Posted: Sep 29, 2016 07:37AM
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The Qvale car is priceless just for its connection to BMC and the US.

There have been some other Qvale cars that some members have had over the years...Dr. Dave....

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huh????? 181K UDdollars?? that mini should be sold a lot cheaper because it doesn't have doors. gosh! i won't be surprise if i see that mini on the next Jurassic Park movie....

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Be kinda cool with gull-wing doors (full length)!

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All original 846 miles !!!! That one should set a new record price.

If in doubt, flat out. Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

Give a car more power and it goes faster on the straights,
make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: Sep 28, 2016 08:48PM
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Looks like (an) Austin Mini "beach car" is coming up for auction again. (Bonhams says only 14 were built?)

 

In 2009, it sold at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale for $53,900.

Chassis Number: AAY1L197654

 

In 2014, a different one sold at a Bonhams auction in Monterey for $181.5k.

Chassis Number: A-AY1L-197664

 

In 2016, the first one is up for a No-Reserve auction (again) at Barrett-Jackson in Las Vegas Oct. 13-15

Chassis Number: AAY1L197654

[ Link to auction listing: //bit.ly/2dgcSPE ]

 

 

Here are the links:

 

Barrett-Jackson

Scottsdale 2009

Sold for $53,900

AAY1L197654

//bit.ly/2dmiDNs

 

 

Bonhams

Monterey 2014

Sold for $181.5k

Hemmings article:

"Mini beach car sells for major price – $181,500 – setting new record"

https://blog.hemmings.com/?p=298632&refer=news

A-AY1L-197664 / BMC62197664

 

Here's an interview with the Florida buyer of the $181.5k beach car:

 

MaximumMini blog:

WEDNESDAY, 27 AUGUST 2014

"Mini makes maximum money - new owner speaks"

//bit.ly/2dmgRvJ

He said he lives in Florida is in a small community where there are a number of Fiat Jollies and Mini Mokes.

 

Barrett-Jackson

Las Vegas 2016

[ //bit.ly/2dgcSPE ]

AAY1L197654

 

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