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#46 mini-power.co.uk

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 06:54 PM

i thought 1200 was ok, plus the 300 to fetch it from Devon, then new engine , bodywork, sunroof etc etc 2250.+.10% for overlooked items so totalling up at £ 4200.00 back on the road... does taht sound about right.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 07:17 PM

It depends very much on who you are getting to do the bodywork for you, (I'm assuming you're not actually doing it yourself at that price). Unless you know someone who can do bodywork for mates rates, then I'd say wings, A panels & door skins, plus a reasonable front end respray alone is going to set you back around £2k. I think you'll probably also need at least that 10% contingency for whatever other mpi rot box horrors you find lurking under there too (looking at that A-panel I'd be very surprised if there isn't work needed to the door pillar and flitch panel as well) So I'd budget in a 15% contingency at least for extra body work, not to mention the other items you may have overlooked.

Then add in the purchase price, relocation costs, donor engine (assuming you are fitting that yourself & not paying someone to do the transplant for you), sunroof and a professional valet for the interior (unless you're a smoker yourself that is).... & I think you would struggle to see any change from £5k personally. :(

EDIT: ....oh & don't forget the mention of a "rusty subframe" either, if that needs replacing then you'll need to budget an extra £350 for the strengthened sportspack version, or more like £500 if you don't intend to fit it yourself.

Edited by AVV IT, 20 September 2012 - 07:24 PM.


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Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:10 AM

I do love the remarks which always accompany this sort of thread... especially the ones which infer a desire to "save" a vehicle, but are then followed by, if I had the time, money, where with all to get off my arse and do


i take it this is aimed at me. i have the money to restore this car i would have happily paid close to 1000 for it i only said 500 in the first place after seeing several mpi's one had a good subby removed to find holes in heel board wheel arches gone another needed sills inner sill scuttle etc and both looked in better condition in pics than this one does, loads better actually. it will also cost me nearly 300 to collect the car also the time issue for me would be with work i would struggled to find time to collect the car.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 10:22 PM

So.... Whats happening with her?

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 10:32 PM

He's not replying to pm s anymore

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 10:35 PM

I think guessworks has hit the nail on the head. On the surface it sounds a cheap car, once you factor in the costs to repair and recover it quickly gets out of hand.

Really theres 2 values here, what its worth and what someones gonna pay for it. I think its genuinely worth about £900, although I reckon you could find some who may go up to £1200(or more).

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 10:57 PM

A car like that has an emotional value higher than its true one,,,,,but only if someones willing to save it or its on ebay, finishing late and I'm on eBay after too many fosters (also known as the foster coefficent factor)

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 11:58 PM

It would be very sad to lose a car like this. The economics are not just about the purchase cost, the restoration costs and the eventual retail value when compared with most cars.
The average cost of running any car is about £3k a year and much of that is depreciation. A Mini is not going to depreciate and the running costs are going to be low. So spending £5 or £6k restoring a Mini will still be much better value for your money than any ordinary modern car and a very sound investment if you keep it for a long time.
I have two sound Minis, which cost me very little to maintain and each has theoretically saved me thousands in running costs in relative terms. Should either need a major restoration it will get everything it needs and without complaint.
I think I am not the only person who has noticed a distinct change in attitude over the last few years towards Mini preservation.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 07:24 PM

anyone bought this or know whats happening with it

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 08:41 PM

Nothing... Haven't spotted on eBay or anything either

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 09:01 PM

Shame really he seemed really happy with my offer of 1200 then disappeared, oh well another project will turn up

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 09:06 PM

It is a shame I did wait a short while but have now bought another so there's pretty much 2 sales he has missed out on!

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 05:58 AM

As some of you have already stated it would be a shame to see this car broken as only 50 were produced in Old English White

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 10:13 AM

BEN WHERE HAVE YOU AND THE MINI GONE....

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 11:06 AM

wHats going on with this??




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