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#1 mab01uk

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 07:50 PM

"This 1962 Austin Mini is one of approximately 15 “Beach Cars,” 13 of which were left-hand-drive examples exported to the US to promote the Mini’s arrival to the North American market. Manufactured by British Leyland Motors on March 19, 1962 and finished in Smoke Grey with a Snowberry White top, this car came from the factory without doors and is powered by a numbers-matching 850cc inline-four mated to a four-speed manual transaxle. It was originally delivered in Michigan to Falvey Motor Sales Company, which was a British car distributor in the Midwest. The dealership’s principal, the seller’s late father, acquired the car for himself on August 24, 1965. The seller took ownership of the Mini after her father’s passing in 1986, and the car was put into storage 10 years later. It was removed from storage in 2004, and subsequent recommissioning included a carburetor service, fluid changes, a replacement fuel pump, and tires. This single-family-owned Beach Car is now offered with a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate, a copy of the Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin, recent records, and a clean California title in the seller’s name."

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Posted 27 November 2019 - 12:41 PM

Sold for $230,000......(£178,760)

https://www.aronline...h-car-for-sale/



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Posted 27 November 2019 - 01:04 PM

Sold for $230,000......(£178,760)

https://www.aronline...h-car-for-sale/

 

That is mental money for mini but then again money does speak in the good ol US of A.



#4 rich_959

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Posted 27 November 2019 - 02:37 PM

All that money for a Mk1 without external door hinges  :lol:






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