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#1 robtheplod

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 05:31 PM

Hi All

I purchased this car for £2,000 in November 2008 and then carried out a restoration. This has now just finished and I'm just curious as to the likely value of the car in everyones opinion. I have no plans to sell it and never will after all the blood, sweat, tears (more tears) and an unreasonable amount of money!!

It's a 1996 Equinox, 1275 spi - done about 65k and now has 12 months MOT.

The car has been rebuilt using the following genuine Heritage panels:

  • Front Assembly
  • Wings (x2)
  • A Panels (x2)
  • Scuttle Panel
  • Scuttle closing panels (x2)
  • Sills (x2)
  • Door Post Panel
  • Battery box
  • Heel board (used half of it!)
In addition to the above, the following items have been replaced.

  • Both doors have been professionally reconditioned with new door skins and lower frames (http://www.minidoor.co.uk/)
  • New rear valance and end box sections fitted (non-genuine)
  • New ball joints fitted (x2)
  • New seam finishers fitted (x4)
  • New radius arm brackets (x2)
  • New suspension front upper brackets (x2)
  • New brake pipes (complete car)
  • New braided brake hoses (x4)
  • New front standard disks (x2)
  • Reconditioned calipers (x2)
  • Reconditioned rear radius arms (x2)
  • New rear drum brake assemblies (complete, x2)
  • New door hinges (genuine, x4)
  • New wind-up window outer seals (x2)
  • New tinted windscreen, inc rubber surround
  • New rear window rubber surround
  • New front grille complete
  • New rear lights rubber surround
  • New petrol filler rubber surround
  • New uprated alternator
  • New battery (705 type)
  • New engine earth strap and battery negative strap
  • New handbrake cables (x2)
  • New handbrake quadrants (x2)
  • New rear subframe fitting kit complete
  • New chrome wiper kit
  • New stainless steel front and rear bumpers
  • New Wipac front halogen headlights (x2)
  • New heavy-duty adjustable tie-bars (x2)
  • Reconditioned front arm bearings
  • New rear bearing kits (x2)
  • New complete Hi-Lo kit
  • New genuine Dunlop suspension cones (x4)
  • New Gaz adjustable shock absorbers (x4)
  • New HT leads
  • Steering drop-bracket
  • Fitted MPI Heater Assy (2 speed fan)
  • New wiper motor park switch
  • New Minilites alloy wheels (x4)
  • New Wood & Pickett wheel arches (x4)
  • Complete new exhaust assembly (from catalytic converter to rear of car)
  • Monochrome union jack roof sticker
  • Complete outer re-spray in original colour

The inside is pretty much standard Equinox, with only

  • New carbon fibre 'custom consoles' dashboard
  • TIM Voltmeter
  • TIM Oil Pressure Gauge
  • REV counter (originally 2 clock)

and now the pictures....

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Just prior to the new dash...
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Edited by robtheplod, 30 November 2009 - 11:05 PM.


#2 robtheplod

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 09:15 AM

Nobody??

I'm only curious - won't hold anyone to it as it's not going anywhere, but just gauging how much my own efforts have been worth before considering another.....

It has an agreed insurance value of £5,800, but I have no idea how this relates to reality (if at all)....

Edited by robtheplod, 29 November 2009 - 09:16 AM.


#3 John H

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 04:17 PM

It's a very nice looking mini. £5800 sounds right for the agreed valuation as it would probably cost you this build another mini to the same spec/condition. However this valuation doesn't usually reflect in sale prices. If I were to sell a car such as yours and the condition is as good as the pictures & your description suggests I would advertise at £4995ono.

Unfortunately we never get our money back on modified/restored cars :kiss:

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 07:14 PM

It's a very nice looking mini. £5800 sounds right for the agreed valuation as it would probably cost you this build another mini to the same spec/condition. However this valuation doesn't usually reflect in sale prices. If I were to sell a car such as yours and the condition is as good as the pictures & your description suggests I would advertise at £4995ono.

Unfortunately we never get our money back on modified/restored cars :(


that's great, many thanks for taking the time to reply!
rob

#5 slyoldfox2001

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 09:02 PM

i'd say top end of three grand

#6 wainesworld

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 09:14 PM

I have to say its stunning as good as new, well done mate. to be honest I dont think you will ever get what you feel it is worth. I'd say as a guesstimate about £4200. But that is only a guess.

Enjoy it you deserve to after putting so much effort in.

Waine




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