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#1 kevinp5271

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 03:20 PM

Hi there


new to this forum, and not an owner just yet, but looking.


I've been offered a 1987 Mayfair SX with the Sussex Performance Engineering 1380 engine. I've not seen it yet, but assuming its straight, what should I look for and what should I pay? I have established they made very few and they were very fast! any thoughts much appreciated. 

#2 Itsaminithing


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Posted 11 May 2019 - 12:48 PM

SPE 1400SX -as rare as rocking horse poop (as you know)



Things to look out for -accident damage, fake ID, rust, hidden rust, disguised rust, & any other type of rust that might be in existence that i don't know of.

Price -that all depends on the condition (i'd guess somewhere between £300 & £30,000!)


Unless you know Minis inside out, upside down, & every which way but loose, your best bet is to take someone along to check out the car with you (& i mean someone who REALLY knows about Minis) as it might not be a genuine SX & apparently roadworthy Minis can be bodged in so many delightful ways.

There's plenty of people on this forum who fill that requirement & some of them live in or near Brighton so it might be worth starting a thread asking if anybody in your vicinity can check the car out with you.

(but don't be surprised if one of them puts in a bid if you're not sure whether to buy it or not).

#3 kevinp5271

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 12:08 PM

Thanks - useful info. Despite having 3 minis in my youth, and repairing them all, I think someone with proper knowledge needs to come along. Any takers for the price of a beer?! Thanks

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