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#1 daemonchild

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 08:06 AM

I've found a 1973 saloon in an outbuilding at a local garage.
The proprietor would like rid of it... and I'd quite like to take it off his hands.

It's been sat for five years, so presumably a non-starter!
Working on the assumption that the engine will need a serious overhaul.
But there is an engine in there.

There is no glass.
The boot floor has been (badly) patched and I only had one minute to look it over otherwise (wife was yelling for me to hurry up!)

What should I do? Make him a £100 offer?
(Oh and I have nowhere to store it - we'll work on that problem later!! :- )

#2 Mini-Mad-Craig

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 08:20 AM

With the price of minis at the moment its probably worth about £300 :- all depends on how solid it is really mate.

Edited by Mini-Mad-Craig, 22 October 2009 - 08:20 AM.


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Posted 22 October 2009 - 08:24 AM

offer him £100, he can only say no! i got myself one like this, pickin it up saturday, its similar story to this one, at a local garage, been sat there for 5 years, but its complete, only done 34k and in not to bad condition! all for £100!! bargain! :-

Edited by olds_kool_lews, 22 October 2009 - 08:27 AM.


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Posted 22 October 2009 - 09:31 AM

Why can I not find any like this, would love a 73 one as its the year of my birth!

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 09:44 AM

bid him £100 and take a chance, tell him its more than the scrap value.. thats what i do :-

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 09:53 AM

a 73 mini isn't worth much

i would go with £100 as it's only likely to cost him money to get rid of it

#7 daemonchild

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 10:35 AM

Righty.. Cheers guys. I'll see what happens later today then!
I might even try £50 and be prepared to go to £100.

The thing about a 73 is that it's really old, but not quite old enough. [for tax exemption that is]

Now, where will I put it... Hmm.

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 10:36 AM

73 could be tax exempt,
whats the reg?

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 10:39 AM

73 could be tax exempt,
whats the reg?


I don't think so in this case:

Date of Liability 01 04 1996
Date of First Registration 06 11 1973
Year of Manufacture Not Available
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 998CC
CO2 Emissions Not Available
Fuel Type Petrol
Export Marker Not Applicable
Vehicle Status Unlicensed
Vehicle Colour RED
Vehicle Type Approval null
This vehicle can be licensed at a DVLA Local Office without the V5C Registration Certificate
The information contained on this page is correct at the time of enquiry.
Vehicle Excise Duty Rate for vehicle
6 Months Rate £68.75
12 Months Rate £125.00

It's been off the road for 13 years!!

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 10:42 AM

you may be able to argue the case,
get a heratige cert,
they do it from when the car was made......not when it was registered.....if that makes sense

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 10:43 AM

Yeah offer him £100, you can go up but you cant come back down!

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 10:47 AM

Not another one tom? Managments going to kill you :teehee:

Will this one be ready in time for your first born to drive? :-


For £100, go for it, especially if you can get it tax exempt
Let me know what you decide to do with the engine as im after one to rebuild.

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 10:50 AM

get some pics ttoo

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 12:18 PM

I have some glass if you want it, I could do you a swap for...........................some black seatbelts? :D

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 01:07 PM

Any updates on this?




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