[Spridgets] Frogeye/Bugeye values

Mike/Donna Carpenter mail4carpenters at peoplepc.com
Fri Nov 30 13:13:30 MST 2007

I know what you mean.  I still drool over the white with red interior Bugeye racer that you picked up.  That kind of find is not fair!  You seem to know where the great ones are!

Mike C

-----Original Message-----
>From: "Wm. Severin Thompson" <wsthompson at thicko.com>
>Sent: Nov 30, 2007 3:02 PM
>To: 'Mike/Donna Carpenter' <mail4carpenters at peoplepc.com>, b-evans at earthlink.net, Spridgets at autox.team.net, midgetsprite at yahoogroups.com, bugeye at yahoogroups.com
>Subject: RE: [Spridgets] Frogeye/Bugeye values
>Do not discount (no pun intended) the ever rising value of Bugeyes here in
>the US. There are a fair amount of them... but "correct" ones are far and
>few between, and original (read...never painted, modified, bent, rusted, or
>butchered) unrestored cars are really hard to come by.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: spridgets-bounces+wsthompson=thicko.com at autox.team.net
>[mailto:spridgets-bounces+wsthompson=thicko.com at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of
>Mike/Donna Carpenter
>Sent: Friday, November 30, 2007 1:23 PM
>To: b-evans at earthlink.net; Spridgets at autox.team.net;
>midgetsprite at yahoogroups.com; bugeye at yahoogroups.com
>Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Frogeye/Bugeye values
>I think the difference is that in Britain all of their creations are more
>valuable because very small percentage remained there.
>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Robert Bruce Evans <b-evans at earthlink.net>
>>Sent: Nov 30, 2007 1:41 PM
>>To: Spridgets at autox.team.net, midgetsprite at yahoogroups.com,
>bugeye at yahoogroups.com
>>Subject: [Spridgets] Frogeye/Bugeye values
>>The September issue of the English magazine "Classic Cars" carried a brief
>article on the rising value of the Frogeye/Bugeye.  The article quotes Gary
>Lazarus of the British Midget and Sprite Club in part:
>>.     "You can get a basket case restoration for about two grand ($4,115),
>but a good car will cost you about #10,000 ($20,578).
>>.     "If any cars have risen dramatically in value, it is the absolutely
>pristine original examples---one sold recently in the States for $35,000
>(#17,500), but driver-friendly modifications such as disc brakes and
>five-speed gearboxes keep values lower in the eyes of collectors.  That
>seems like a good thing---the Sprog-eyed Fright is set to continue as a
>good-value affordable Fifties sportster---and that's a very rare thing."
>>I wonder where the $35,000 was spent, and what people here believe
>Frogeye/Bugeyes are really worth these days.  (I really can't see Frank
>paying $4K for a basket case.)
>>Buster Evans

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