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Re: [Spridgets] It's back .....rusty Bugeye with trunk

To: Frank Clarici <spritenut@comcast.net>
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] It's back .....rusty Bugeye with trunk
From: Linda Grunthaner <grunthaner@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2010 08:57:24 -0400
Wow Frank you think it is the real deal? I remember seeing the photo in your
shop, how can you prove via documentation it is the real Healey prototype?

On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 8:02 PM, Frank Clarici <spritenut@comcast.net> wrote:

> On 11/3/2010 7:24 PM, Jay Fishbein wrote:
>> My thoughts are that this is a rusted Bugeye with some sort of
>> modification to
>> the rear deck.
>> A lost Healey prototype?
> So this is the 4th time this same car has come up on Ebay, it started out
> at $500 some years back. No one has done anything to it, it just gets more
> rusty with age.
> But back when it first popped up, some one from Ireland said it was indeed
> a factory modification to some of the Bugeyes.
> He said "I have one that I bought new and it has this boot lid".
> He said there were 3 of these made that he was aware of.
> If you look at the seller's picture of the aftermarket lid and the pics of
> the real lid, you can see some substantial differences.
> Look at the drip channel, the hinges, hinge braces, and latch.
> That is NOT a kit. Same truck handle as the early MKII Sprites, same trunk
> hinges and all the Spridgets and pretty much the same drip channel.
> Look at the boot lid itself, that is not a kit, nor home made unless
> someone had access to a fantastic metal shop.
> My vote says it's the real deal.
> Would I pay $1500 for it, no way!, maybe $150.
> And there is a reserve on it too. Everything is gone on that car.
> --
> Frank Clarici
> Toms River, NJ

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