The recent Tg500 sale prices are common knowledge among the Messerschmitt owners club mafia.
What proof do you need - copies of the receipts?
well, given that people are prone to exaggeration and speculation and I have seen this first hand, over and over, I have to say that these prices you have quoted are probably wildly inaccurate.
At least one of them is WAY off, so if the information on the other 2 sales was obtained in the same manner, I would have to say that there is no basis in fact for any of the prices you just quoted.
If the "Messerschmitt owner's club mafia" is saying that Bruce's Yellow Tg sold for $200,000 they are just flat out wrong. For you to pass this on as "fact" is also wrong.
Did you know that it was also "common knowledge" that Messerschmitts were made from old aircraft parts?
The simple and common sense solution to end this "silly speculation" over Bruce's yellow Tg would be to tell us what it sold for.
No, the simple way to end "speculation" is to stop "speculating" and passing on rumours of what you heard or what someone else "heard".
The details of the sale are not mine to disclose. Anyone could have easily found out the asking price at any time.
To my knowledge all potential buyers were asked to hand over their credit card details just to find out the asking price - no wonder it caused speculation.
That is sort of correct. They did not have to pass over any "credit card details" they just had to put down a FULLY REFUNDABLE deposit of $1000.
All you had to do was put down the deposit, find out the asking price, then say "no thank you" and the deposit was immediately credited back to your account.
It was that simple.
But for some reason people kept trying to get the asking price without putting down the FULLY REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT.
A FULLY REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT from a credit card that costs you NOTHING but 5 extra minutes of time.
They were not interested in purchasing the vehicle. They just wanted it's value so they could use that information elsewhere.
getting off Tiger speculations and back to Peel P50, which is what this thread was about....
all the above discussion (which is quite lively and entertaining)
seems to back up my theory that this guy got his £40,000 "offer" from watching Top Gear and that there really is no buyer for the car at that price.
I could be wrong but right now I don't think so.