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#1 H711

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 04:18 PM

Hi Guys,


Can someone value this for me please, its sitting in the garage for the last few years. (Dry stored, no rust)


If I got it up and running and gave it a service etc.. and then NCT it (Irish equivalent of MOT)

Its a 1990 H-Reg Mini RSP, 1275cc, in Red with a white roof. First registered on 06/09/1990 with 12 previous owners. It is down as a Mini Cooper on the V5.

Only 36k miles (I think, but is very low)

It does have a proper RSP chassis and engine number.

Also has the optional walnut dash and black leather stitched 3 spoke steering wheel with John Cooper signature engraved on 2 spokes.


It is in very good condition with no rust, although the alloys will need a refurb but all 4 original ones are there. (One in the pic is not the proper alloy)

It also has a Pioneer headunit with removable facia and 2 Sony 6x9 Speakers in the rear.

Now I have read that all RSP Minis have a sunroof but this doesn't, it was not reshelled as far as I can tell, but it is an RSP as verified by proper chassis and engine numbers.



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Now if I bring it back to its former glory, i.e service it, renew all fluids, refurb alloys and NCT (Irish MOT).



What would it be worth ?

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 04:25 PM

Forgot to add that there is part service history, i.e. old MOT's and various receipts for consumables.

Edited by H711, 19 April 2011 - 04:27 PM.


#3 Senile Old Git

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 07:47 AM

Phew that is a lot of previous owners!

Is the chassis number stamped into the scuttle??

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 09:26 AM

I would say that the mileage is very low for the age and number of owners. Does the service and MOT documentation you have support this mileage or is there a big gap after 36k. Interior pic shows a very grubby looking carpet. Tell us about the engine, do they feel like 36k miles or well worn?

As the car is still on UK plates you will need to pay VRT and get it registered in Ireland, this along with you costs for getting it up to scratch and through the NCT test.

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 12:02 PM

I would say that the mileage is very low for the age and number of owners. Does the service and MOT documentation you have support this mileage or is there a big gap after 36k. Interior pic shows a very grubby looking carpet. Tell us about the engine, do they feel like 36k miles or well worn?

As the car is still on UK plates you will need to pay VRT and get it registered in Ireland, this along with you costs for getting it up to scratch and through the NCT test.



Hi,

Yes mileage is supported by the MOT's, car has been in a garage for the last few years so it does need a very good cleaning, but the interior is 100% no fag marks, rips or tears.

Yes it does feel like 36k, doesn't feel worn out or anything and the mileage is backed up by the MOT's.

My father is a mechanic so he will be doing all the mechanical work, i.e. servicing it, renewing all the brakes to make sure it is road worthy, the reason the car hasn't been VRT'd is because it hasn't been driven on Irish roads since we bought it, we are mainly into Ford's and this got pushed to the back of the queue, and it was abit too modern for classic car shows.

Cheers.

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 12:22 PM

What part of Ireland are you in? The car looks in very good condition and prices in Ireland for Minis are higher than the UK because of there limited numbers (and Ireland is one of the most over priced country's in Europe). I would recommend that you paid the VRT and changed the plates and put her through a NCT, this increases the value dramatically for a low some of money on your part and then advertise it well, i would recommend Donedeal.ie.

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 01:12 PM

If it has been reshelled and is therefore no longer the original RSP spec (i.e. due to the missng sunroof) then I'd guess that it won't hold the usual RSP value. Probably therefore bringing its value in line with most other good condition 90's models of around the £2k mark, although prices in Ireland may well be higher. If you wanted to retain the original RSP spec and value, then I suppose you could now fit a sunroof to the original spec. But then I personally would rather have a slightly lower valued mini, than fit a sunroof (that will inevitably leak one day) to a perfectly good and water tight and solid roof :)

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 01:17 PM

As Senile Old Git asked, is the VIN number stamped into the scuttle panel?

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 12:34 AM

Hi Guys,

The car is NOT for sale (Unless someone wants to swap a Sierra Cosworth lol) only trying to find out its value.

The car will more than likely be returned to 100% factory.


Cheers.

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 08:44 AM

I would say it has definitely been reshelled mirors are not original neither are the wheels ,the dash looks like a option from new as is the steering wheel,I had a R S P "S" that had the same dash and steering wheel fitted .Value ??? whatever someone will pay for a nice mini with R S P trim and running gear.Find out more at www.specialistminiforums.yuku.com.I have owned 3 RSPs including the Press car my friend owns John Coopers own RSP and is the secretary of the RSP register
Hope this helps
Don

Edited by bradburypizza, 10 September 2011 - 08:51 AM.





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