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#1 gaspen

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 11:25 AM

Hi

 

Which Mini would you choose ? It would be my first Mini and I'll drive it just for fun.

 

1) Mini 1000 Special from 1981. Ready for drive, but need some minor care on the body  ~3400GBP

 

2) Mini Cooper 1.3 SPi from 1992. Completely dismantled, need some more bodywork, complete re-spray, and re-assembly. ~2200 GBP



#2 RedRuby

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 11:35 AM

Mini 1000 Special as long as you are sure the body does only need minor tlc, you will be able to drive it straight away and plan your maintenance requirements, whereas depending on your available time and whatever other issues you find with the SPi it could be several months or even more before you can drive it.

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 12:12 PM

You can see some repair below the left headlamp, there is holes for the previous wheel arch, and some rust(?) on the right sills

 

I'll visit the car next week, hope it is in a good shape in real also :)

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 01:43 PM

Number 1 for me.

 

There could be all sorts of trim, clips, etc missing from Number 2, that could mount up and be expensive to replace.



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Posted 08 July 2018 - 01:50 PM

Can you fix number 2 yourself?

Although I suspect there's stuff hiding under the headlight on number 1

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 03:25 PM

Can you fix number 2 yourself?

Although I suspect there's stuff hiding under the headlight on number 1

 

No. For bodywork and paint I'd made it with an expert, but I could play with the other stuff - engine, suspension, brakes etc...



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Posted 08 July 2018 - 07:49 PM

Hi,

You could end up spending a fortune on either!

The one in bits you know it will, the other could have plenty of horrible rust lurking!

Cheers  :proud:



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Posted 08 July 2018 - 09:45 PM

That car pictured is a £14-1500 car.... My 998 is rougher than that and mot'd, market resale value is £2000

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 05:54 AM

That car pictured is a £14-1500 car.... My 998 is rougher than that and mot'd, market resale value is £2000


Hungary is a different dimension 🙄 I know some history of that car. It was born like a Special, but one owner wanted to make a Britax, thats why this color it has. Also the arch holes is for Britax arch I think. It was repaired with care in the past, but now it has a De Tomaso VIN...

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 09:32 AM

That car pictured is a £14-1500 car.... My 998 is rougher than that and mot'd, market resale value is £2000

Hungary is a different dimension 🙄 I know some history of that car. It was born like a Special, but one owner wanted to make a Britax, thats why this color it has. Also the arch holes is for Britax arch I think. It was repaired with care in the past, but now it has a De Tomaso VIN...

Ah, yes, me viewing on mobile doesn't help! The fact the car has a Decent Tomaso vin and not a mini vin rings alarm bells for me

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 09:54 AM

Yes it's strange that it has Tomaso VIN. I think I let it go...




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