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
smallfortune 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.
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