Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Stimson collection up for sale

Paul Wylde reports about a collection of six Stimson Mini Bugs in Bedfordshire that he's been offered recently. He wrote: "I have been contacted by a guy selling his late dad's collection of Mini Bugs, six cars in total,  including the 'Flying Microbe' car as seen in Peter Filby's 'Amazing Mini' book. The white one is a CS2 that I sold to him a few years back with no V5 as the guy I got it off used the registration on a Blitz Buggy. But there are five that all have the correct V5s for them and two of them have not long had an MOT - the purple one and the Filby car I think. There is one car that will be coming with me, but if anyone is up for one give them my email and I will pass details on." That's very kind, thank you Paul! Let me know if you are interested and I'll pass you on to Paul.

The purple car from the back
Picture courtesy Paul Wylde

And from the inside
Picture courtesy Paul Wylde

It's dusty but looks okay
Picture courtesy Paul Wylde

'The Flying Microbe' was seen in Peter Filby's 'Amazing Mini'
Picture courtesy Paul Wylde

Here on another fairly recent photograph
Picture Jeroen Booij archive

There's a white car that looks perhaps less fortunate
Picture courtesy Paul Wylde

It was robbed off it registration for a Blitz Buggy...
Picture courtesy Paul Wylde

And there's this... I can't see a floor
Picture courtesy Paul Wylde

But it's a Mini Bug for sure!
Picture courtesy Paul Wylde

5 comments:

  1. Always wanted one but never had the money at the right time, now at 53 I guess that ship has sailed :-(

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  2. they are forsale your ship could still come in ....

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  3. If the Flying Microbe is still for sale I am definitely interested.

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  4. Any news on the fate of the collection?

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  5. looks like they will all be on ebay soon

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