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#16 a_woolhouse

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 07:47 PM

Jet Blacks do seem to be one of the more popular 80s limited editions. My son had been desperate for a Jet Black for a few years and my dad bought him one 18 months ago. It was low mileage and completely standard, original radio, trim in excellent condition, in fact I cannot think of anything on his Jet Black that isn’t standard. It cost a small fortune and I would never have paid that much if I was buying it, but then again, I wouldn’t really want a Jet Black. However, in the 18 months since he bought it, I have not seen one for sale in such good, standard condition. The only better standard Jet Black that I have seen out and about is Claire Serrell’s, but that is a nut and bolt restoration and is outstanding. My son’s Jet Black is a great Mini, he loves it to bits, so I guess paying over a grand more than I would have for it with hindsight isn't as painful as it was then!

He has since collected all the brochures for it, press photos ect and has found the cassette tape that was given away if you test drove either a Red Hot or Jet Black and the Sony Walkman you were given if you bought either model. That is unused and still in the original packaging.

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Any ideas where i can get some of these? My brothers got a Red Hot but we can never find any of the original merchandise



#17 Tanya

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 08:17 PM

He's found nearly all of it on eBay - it's just a question of regular searching.  I search on and off, but really you need to be quite committed!  Fortunately, my husband loves searching eBay, and spends a minimum of an hour a night (sometimes several hours) searching!  



#18 a_woolhouse

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 08:31 PM

ahh right cheers, just managed to find two of the press release original photos on ebay just need a sales brochure and maybe the poster next :D



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 08:51 PM

Keep going - you'll get there. :-)  The tapes come up on eBay about every six months or so 



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Posted 27 September 2014 - 07:25 PM

Just thought I'd add this pic of the above jet black all finished 😄

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Posted 27 September 2014 - 07:37 PM

This is what the above Jet Black looks like today 😊

#22 Ben_O

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Posted 27 September 2014 - 08:33 PM

This is what the above Jet Black looks like today

The pictures are missing?



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Posted 28 September 2014 - 06:33 PM

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Posted 28 September 2014 - 08:36 PM

sorry not sure what happened !Attached File  jos 668.png   433.52K   19 downloadsAttached File  jos 650.jpg   62.42K   21 downloads


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#25 some1158

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Posted 07 October 2014 - 05:16 PM

Looks great - nice to see another 80s LE in original spec.






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