[Spridgets] economics of toys

David Ramsey dwramsey at att.net
Fri Sep 26 00:05:21 MDT 2008

Last year I sold my bug-I road car for half it's value according to the
state of Illinois. So now I ponder what to do with the rest of my
collection. The only way I can figure to help the most of you on the list
without hurting my own pride is to destroy it all.  Just think how much more
your original bug-I will be worth with one less on the market, Datsun
5-speed trannys, rebuild kits with the "old" good syncros will go up, 948,
1098, & 1275 engines will become twice as valuable. The greatest gain will
be to anybody that has a set of H1 1 1/4" carbs or the close rato smothcase
tranny.  No need to thank me it is the least I can do for you all.

The economic "melt-down" is likely to increase the number of Spridgets and
other toys entering the market.  What are the list's opinions on the quality
of the cars most likely to become available?  Will people give up and sell
unfinished projects to get out from under them?  Or will they sell their
finished cars to get more money?    

Michael Rowe
'74 Midget
Long Island, NY

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