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    Default Reasonable? Realistic? or not?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...%3AIT&viewitem=


    This one just closed on Ebay, 10K . I have an M715 and an M1008, and I love the little M442's and WAS considering getting one in the next year or two.

    But if this is really the going rate for one in nice condition.... a little too steep for me to get the OK from the wife . Is this one an anomaly or not?

    I know they are more scarce than most MV's, but is a "down" economy if they command that kind of coin, I will have to pick a different little MV to pursue.

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    It would have brought even more if it had been properly restored. This is what Mites are worth.

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    Yep, but there was another one recently on ebay that was only 6000 buy it now, in decent shape. Really surprised someone didn't buy that one. If I had the time, I'd be working on my mite, but the M108 is first.

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    Mites have never been that popular. I would say the one on ebay is the exception not the rule. A good place to look is MV magazine or some of the MVPA club web pages. Did you know a mite will drive on only 3 wheels?

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    The average price for a Mite is between $5-7K. A restored Mite will get upwards of $12K.

    As far as popularity, I disagree with SETOYOTA. Everywhere I take my Mite, it's very popular, especially with MV owners.

    I tried driving my Mite on three wheels but I think the M422A1 is not balanced to do that. Maybe it's on the M422 that can be driven on three wheels? I did manage to drive mine on two wheels!: http://www.steelsoldiers.com/showthread.php?t=24467
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    Quote Originally Posted by SETOYOTA View Post
    Mites have never been that popular. I would say the one on ebay is the exception not the rule. A good place to look is MV magazine or some of the MVPA club web pages. Did you know a mite will drive on only 3 wheels?

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    So if they do pull this much or a little less, is it blasphemy to get a shell and modify it with a different little engine and drive train? I bet there would be a bunch of fab work needed, but since parts to restore are so expensive I think a more modern and reliable drive train might end up being cheaper and in the end much easier to find parts and work on. I saw an ebay auction for 3 Mites, none were complete but out of the three I think 1 could have been made with many spare parts left over, they didn't sell and were "only" a grand.

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    I tried to buy the Mite on ebay, with the $6000 "Buy it Now". Was told auction was ended.

    Contacted seller. He said still for sale, anxious to sell. I said I was really interested, please send a phone number.
    Have sent 3 more messages, have gotten no response.
    I guess he either changed his mind or sold it.
    Kinda rude, not even responding.
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    The frame on the mite is really light stuff, about like the WWII jeep. Not set up at all for Dana 44's and the like. Think of the mite as a Kawasaki Mule that can go 55 mph.

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    i had mine 62mph

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