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#31 Ben_O

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 07:39 PM

Realistically, you're looking at a new front end here. To sort the scuttle & inner wing both wings have got to come off, at which point, for what they cost & the minimal extra work, you may as well do the A panels & the front panel at the same time, if only to ensure the rot is gone.

Whilst the repairs to your floor pans might be solid enough to satisfy the MOT inspector for now, the classic mini is pretty much an enthusiasts car these days, so the chances are that most prospective buyers will want to factor in the cost of repairing these permenantly/properly as well. You also seem to have rot at the front of the n/s door step & coupled with oversills & the state of the outer sides of the floor pans, you're probably looking at inner & outer sills + jacking points and at least one door step. The boot floor doesn't look too bad, but then the photo doesn't really show the problem areas very well. Corrosion to the boot floor tends to occur in the corners (particularly underneath the fuel tank) and further back toward boot hinge panel. There's clearly some corrosion to the o/s corner and the o/s rear wheel arch also looks a bit suspect, but it's hard to tell from the photo if it's significantly corroded, patched or just in shadow.

As for value, a standardish 80's 998 in need of this sort of work will typically go from around the £600 mark. As yours has a couple of months MOT on it, then you're looking at a bit more, simply because any prospective buyer won't need a trailer to drive it away. My advice would be to advertise it at £900 with offers. Advertising it the other/wrong side of the £1k mark is likely to put a lot of buyers off and there are better cars out there for that sort of money. Failing that stick it on eBay at a low start with no reserve & it will go for it's realistically worth.

If you want to minimise your losses, then I'd suggest you remove the stereo and accessories you've added and refit any original parts. The aftermarket parts that you include realy wont increase the value, but you might well be able to get some cash back for them if you were to sell them desperately.

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#32 Carlos W

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 07:50 PM

The rear subframe and rear valance/boot floor/rear panel lip both look rusty too



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Posted 09 April 2015 - 07:54 PM

I think eBay will get the best return.



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Posted 09 April 2015 - 08:13 PM

The rear subframe and rear valance/boot floor/rear panel lip both look rusty too


I hadn't noticed the rear subby, but looking at the pic it doesn't look like it's seen any paint/rust prevention in a very long time. If that's gone too, then you'll need to prepare for a couple of hundred quid less I'm afraid.

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 10:03 PM

i dont think so i mean i ent had good look but the car is filthy so


Edited by Jordie, 12 April 2015 - 04:05 PM.


#36 Carlos W

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 07:17 AM

If you decide to buy another one, come on here and read some of the threads about problem areas. Minis all tend to rust in the same places so it's easy if you know what you're looking for.



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Posted 10 April 2015 - 07:33 AM

If you decide to buy another one, come on here and read some of the threads about problem areas. Minis all tend to rust in the same places so it's easy if you know what you're looking for.

ye i new about the "most" the problem areas the main one were clean on it just over looked the inner wing but hey easily done its cool i think im gonna buy renault 5 for now lol



#38 Carlos W

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 07:35 AM

 

If you decide to buy another one, come on here and read some of the threads about problem areas. Minis all tend to rust in the same places so it's easy if you know what you're looking for.

ye i new about the "most" the problem areas the main one were clean on it just over looked the inner wing but hey easily done its cool i think im gonna buy renault 5 for now lol

 

 

GT Turbo? 

 

They have their own unique issues. They like clutches for example



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Posted 10 April 2015 - 09:00 AM

Carlos W, on 10 Apr 2015 - 08:35 AM, said:snapback.png

 

TheOriginalSkunk, on 10 Apr 2015 - 08:33 AM, said:snapback.png

 

Carlos W, on 10 Apr 2015 - 08:17 AM, said:snapback.png

If you decide to buy another one, come on here and read some of the threads about problem areas. Minis all tend to rust in the same places so it's easy if you know what you're looking for.

ye i new about the "most" the problem areas the main one were clean on it just over looked the inner wing but hey easily done its cool i think im gonna buy renault 5 for now lol

 

 

GT Turbo? 

 

They have their own unique issues. They like clutches for example

 

nah just a 1.1 standard or maybe 1.4 at max as there cheap as **** (as i need a cheap car for insurance as i will be a new driver (then in future i will convert it to a turbo 2 as that body kit is sweet!)


Edited by Jordie, 12 April 2015 - 04:02 PM.


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Posted 11 April 2015 - 11:59 AM

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item234ebfdeaf



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Posted 11 April 2015 - 12:08 PM

ye that is my car lol


Edited by Jordie, 12 April 2015 - 04:03 PM.


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Posted 11 April 2015 - 12:27 PM

hmmmm, I do wish you had given a more honest description of the car...

 

Good luck though



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Posted 11 April 2015 - 01:31 PM

it runs drives and has mot and is road legal all that matters


Edited by Jordie, 12 April 2015 - 04:03 PM.


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Posted 11 April 2015 - 02:02 PM

mini ownership really isn't for you then.

Should of atleast put the photos you posted on here up on the listing... Instead of all the document ones, seeing as the body is really the main thing...

Edited by megamini_jb, 11 April 2015 - 02:06 PM.


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Posted 11 April 2015 - 02:16 PM

I have to say, I'd be very annoyed if I was sold a car on that description, and it had the problems yours does. I certainly wouldn't be leaving in it, put it that way.




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