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 BaT auction: 1962 Austin Mini Beach Car

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Originally Posted by JimOhio
I don't like LH drive Minis and I don't really care for people that like LH drive Minis. 
You know what opinions are like.

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I don't like LH drive Minis and I don't really care for people that like LH drive Minis. 

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Its LHD too!

2018 - Sir Paul McCartneys Mini sold for £182,000  =   $235,785 USD (at todays rate)

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silly looking car.. 

 Posted: Nov 26, 2019 07:24PM
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Two Hundred and Thirty THOUSAND dollars, plus $5k buyer fee to Bring a Trailer.

For some bidders, it's more about winning than the price paid.

Still, a very special car with exceptional provenance.


@6464 - how is your build coming along?
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Michael, you better get your bid in early (as you usually do). Perhaps you will win one for a change.

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It's one of Bring a Trailer's "Premium Auction" listings and will run for 12 days on this page that's exclusively for high-dollar cars: https://bringatrailer.com/premium/

Quoting from the Bring a Trailer site.

"In addition to these two new levels of service, we also launched the
BaT Premium Listings Page, where the highest-value BaT listings will be showcased and given additional exposure with listing durations up to 21 days. We never anticipated that BaT Auctions would be the best place to sell 6-figure and 7-figure cars, but we have found that those purchase decisions can take longer than our standard 7-day listings allow, so this will be a helpful addition. We are excited to be able to offer this while maintaining our $5000 cap on any buyer fee."
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The VIN from the current auction on BaT:
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  • Chassis: A-AY1-L/197662

The seller is located in: Calistoga, California 94515
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Here's another link where I had posted some additional info on several Beach Minis on this 2016 post.

(There are photos of a few, and VINs)

Mini "beach car" in Barrett-Jackson auction Oct. 13-15 (2016)
[ previous thread:  https://www.minimania.com/msgThread/120874/1/1/Mini__beach_car__in_Barrett-Jackson_auction_Oct_13-15  ]
[excerpt:]

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.
Auction link:  //bit.ly/2dmiDNs

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, that first one sold again for $56,100 in a No-Reserve auction at Barrett-Jackson in Las Vegas in October.

With the Buyer Commission, the $51k winning bid became $56,100.
Auction link: //bit.ly/2dgcSPE 
Chassis Number: 
AAY1L197654

 

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[ Recycling my posts from a previous thread by 6464: https://www.minimania.com/msgThread/124321/1/1/Any_thoughts_on_a_mini_jolly   ]

Here's a Hemmings article from Aug 20th, 2014:

Mini beach car sells for major price – $181,500 – setting new record
https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2014/08/20/mini-beach-car-sells-for-major-price-181500-setting-new-record/

Here's a 2014 interview by Jeroen Booij with the Florida buyer of the $181.5k beach car:

 

MaximumMini blog:

Jeroen Booji
WEDNESDAY, 27 AUGUST 2014

"Mini makes maximum money - new owner speaks"
Link:   
//bit.ly/2dmgRvJ

The buyer said that he lives in Florida is in a small community where there are a number of Fiat Jollies and Mini Mokes.
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Auction just started on Bring a Trailer today: (not mine, I wish...)

Single-Family-Owned 1962 Austin Mini Beach Car

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1965-austin-850-mini-beach-car/
 
Will be interesting to watch...
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