Slightly Worse For Wear Mini Cooper 40Th Anniversary With Sunroof
Posted 20 September 2012 - 06:54 PM
Posted 20 September 2012 - 07:17 PM
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.
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.
Posted 21 September 2012 - 10:35 PM
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).
Posted 21 September 2012 - 10:57 PM
Posted 21 September 2012 - 11:58 PM
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.
Posted 24 September 2012 - 08:41 PM
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