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Sales & Auctions / Re: Frisky and much more
« Last Post by steven mandell on November 28, 2016, 07:36:47 AM »
Al,
Thanks for posting the results.
How were the Ebay listings supposed to interplay with the private auction?

What do you mean to imply by stating that the Heinkel and  BMW 600 were "passed on"?

If memory serves me correctly, the last Tourette made 17,000 gbp at auction a few years ago.
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Microcar Events / Re: Inter classic Brussel 2016 . microcars under the spotlights ...
« Last Post by jean-do on November 27, 2016, 08:59:19 PM »
no they don't , the show was just in front of it , in the Palais
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Sales & Auctions / Re: Frisky and much more
« Last Post by Big Al on November 27, 2016, 12:25:36 PM »
No it was not, It was restored to look similar, according to the blurb.

Otherwise results seem to be thus

Picking up the on line feed, the results published prior to conformation, below. Seems it was a good time to be auctioning after all, if these results are correct.

Bamby in blue -------------- £4,100
Isetta 300 in red ----------- £6,600
Isetta 30 bubbletop ----- £17,500
Heinkel passed on ---------£8,000 - which seems low.
Berkeley ---------------------- £3,800
Isetta 300 ------------------- £17,000
BMW 600 passed on ---- £25,000 - which I think is pretty good for one of these. It might be a favourite though.
Tourette ---------------------- £26,000 - bit better than last time, I think.
Frisky ------------------------- £15,000 - very buoyant
Zagato Zeta ----------------- £12,000 - to a Zagato collector?
Carver ------------------------- £26,500
Bamby red -------------------- £3,600

So about £132,000 on the hammer for 10 cars. A nice little result, with really only the Bambys disappointing a little?

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Sales & Auctions / Re: Frisky and much more
« Last Post by steven mandell on November 27, 2016, 10:38:26 AM »
Checking into either vehicle's status they now show up as "temporarily sold out".
What does that most likely imply considering present context?
Was the FF3 the former Bruce Weiner car?
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Microcar Events / Re: Inter classic Brussel 2016 . microcars under the spotlights ...
« Last Post by Big Al on November 26, 2016, 04:50:17 PM »
Now that's a stand! An interesting selection of machines, from the popular, common even, to the most unusual and rare. So who wished he had got his bottom into gear and taken the trip over, out there! I thought it would be a good showing. Well done to our immediate neighbours for a great effort. I hope it was/is rewarded with follow up interest.

Are the bubblecars still at the bottom of the Atomium building?
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Sales & Auctions / Re: A Micro-Van (DKW Schnelllaster)
« Last Post by Big Al on November 26, 2016, 04:43:55 PM »
A more authentic microesque van than the 3 cylinder Wartburg engined Barkus. For once the East German option was more powerful, and perhaps less odd.
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Sales & Auctions / A Micro-Van (DKW Schnelllaster)
« Last Post by Oceanix on November 26, 2016, 04:02:30 PM »
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Microcar Events / Re: Inter classic Brussel 2016 . microcars under the spotlights ...
« Last Post by jean-do on November 26, 2016, 09:00:58 AM »

yes ! ZE atomium is there  closer !!!
 

ZE microcar showroom !





Patrick, and Dries, from DACB microcar club, the orchestra conductors !..


patrick in his Mochet still young ! (he looks for a zurcher engine for it )



nice show with hundred of beautiful cars .... 20 000 visitors, was a good weeeknd !
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: Float
« Last Post by Big Al on November 22, 2016, 11:24:59 PM »
I believe the flange is there to act as a damper so the float does not get jiggled by bumps. The fluid in the float bowl acts as a damper on the flange. No flange, easier to jiggle.
The brass sometimes spontaneously fails in a crack. I put this down to the soldering being done in a hot environment, meaning the sealed float is at less than atmospheric pressure inside. In effect over time the effect is to fatigue the brass into failure.
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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: The Unibus Scooter
« Last Post by Rusty Chrome (Malcolm Parker) on November 22, 2016, 10:15:21 PM »
Try

https://youtu.be/8AX4l_cFhXY or search YouTube for

 Scooter Revolution

and go down the page till you come to the one by Jim R. It's 9mins 48 long
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