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#1 slyoldfox2001

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 10:18 AM

At the moment this Buggy is not for sale however I would like to get peoples opinions as to how much they think it might fetch in todays market

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Its a freestyle fun buggy. Correctly registered on the V5
It's a kit car which uses a classic mini as its donor vehicle (engine + gearbox, front subframe, wiring loom, suspension, steering gear, steering rack, pedals)
Its rear engined and rear wheel drive.

Brand new 1293cc engine with refurbished gearbox just about to be installed. Will need correctly running in.

13x8 alleycat alloys with brand new tyres.

8.4" Brakes

Digital dash (cost £550 on its own)

New bespooke wiring loom

Poly carb screen fitted (more for comfort than anything else)

Hi-Lo suspension and new cones.

R6 Motorbike exhaust.

Brand new 4 core radiator.

Cobra black leather bucket seats.

F1 style steering wheel.

The car has only done approx 600 miles since being built and put on the road.


Immense fun to drive :0)

I have got receipts totalling nearly £7000 to build.


I welcome all comments :0)

#2 h4wx1e

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 10:49 AM

i want 1 of these, where do you get the kit from?

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 11:00 AM

i will get the info off the receipts tonight. Im not sure if they are still being made.

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 11:04 AM

I think I read somewhere that they've fallen foul of the IVA legislation over petrol tank location. I'm also thinking a polycarb screen might have similar problems - if it's a true screen rather than a wind deflector. Is it Mot'd? It would effect the price, which I guess ought to follow a similar pattern to Lotus 7 replicas.



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I was offering that for h4wx1e, I think they stopped producing them as a consequence, S-o-f's is fine if its V5 matches.

#5 mini-man-dan

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 11:12 AM

I think I read somewhere that they've fallen foul of the IVA legislation over petrol tank location. I'm also thinking a polycarb screen might have similar problems - if it's a true screen rather than a wind deflector. Is it Mot'd? It would effect the price, which I guess ought to follow a similar pattern to Lotus 7 replicas.

It's already a road registered car...

#6 Minimainiac

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 11:13 AM

I wouldn't have a clue of value but it looks like great fun. I wouldn't mind building one myself. Who makes the kit?

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 11:42 AM

its fully road legal and was sva'd and mot'd late 2008

ive already cleared it with the mot place about the screen - its been fitted with double sided tape plus cable ties so it can be removed and refitted afterwards.

the donor vehicle was 1962 mini so black and sivler plates can be legally fitted. can also do away with a reversing light and rear fog light as well :0)
however the number plate is non-transferable and the car is not tax free.

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 09:16 AM

Buggy looks great!

Unfortunatly they dont seem to be collecting no where near what they should these days.

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...=item3cad60d43a

Just an example of an awesome buggy collecting not a lot of money :wub:

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 10:35 AM

The strangest thing is it's still for sale in a different name http://cgi.ebay.co.u...#ht_1819wt_1139

This car was for sale a couple of months ago in North London for £1350 as I emailed the guy to see if he had sold it but had no reply.

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 07:14 PM

The advert I posted was from when the bloke who built it sold it, but the one you posted is from the bloke who bought it from him but cant get insured on it! :S

You sure it was the same car? £1350 seems awfully cheap???

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 08:06 PM

Yeah I did see that but the finish of the build looks to be a bit slap dash

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 06:04 AM

The advert I posted was from when the bloke who built it sold it, but the one you posted is from the bloke who bought it from him but cant get insured on it! :S

You sure it was the same car? £1350 seems awfully cheap???


I can remember the ad and it all read the same the bini supercharger, same colour, speedo, wheels etc etc. I will see if I can find the ad again.

I have seen another for sale for £1600 but it only has a 998 fitted.

Edited by Minimainiac, 09 August 2010 - 06:05 AM.


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Posted 09 August 2010 - 05:42 PM

Theres been a few come up on the bay ;lately, but seems due to the amount of chinese cheaper buggies their plummeting in value! Seems a shame really as their such fun buggys! Cheap to tax, and will always be spare parts readily available!

I cant comment on the finish on the turbo buggy, but its meant to be pretty decent from what ive heard on the forums...

If I were you I'd just stick it up on ebay/ piston heads for what you want for it and if someone bites you can have a serious think about it!

Wouldnt sell it for an amount your not totally happy with as your always regret it!!!

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 09:19 PM

Yeah I'm not selling it now as vie just stuck a brand new 1293 engine in it




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