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#1 human89

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 05:02 AM

It's a 92 mini British open with an 1275A+

My questions is what mk is my mini?

Is the British open worth more to keep original? I am planning on changing colors and doing some other modifications

Thanks gents

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#2 Twincam

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 05:50 AM

The MK VI (or MK6) begun roughly in 91/92 until 96 when the MPi came out.

#3 blacktulip

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 08:19 AM

I think LE minis are worth keeping how they should be or at least do things that are reversible. But that's my opinion.

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 10:36 AM

The wheels and exhaust are already not original , the question is are you doing this for yourself or the next owner? 



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Posted 11 February 2020 - 10:54 AM

The wheels look like Rover Minilites to me, as fitted from new.

 

But it is an odd angle and they could be aftermarket ones!?

 

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#6 Pops_Guild

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 11:11 AM

The wheels look like Rover Minilites to me, as fitted from new.
 
But it is an odd angle and they could be aftermarket ones!?
 
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The new/current ones look to have a raised centre cap, like GB Alloys had, rather than the flush fitting centre caps on the Rover mini kites, so I would say they’re non-original.

Plenty of original ones around though.

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 11:14 AM

...and I too would agree that keeping it close to original would give you more chance on the value/worth. IMHO British Open LEs were a very nice LE, certainly one that I wanted back in the day.

It’s your Mini though so do what you like!

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 12:42 PM

In the UK it would be worth more in original condition and spec but probably not such a factor for Mini values in USA. (Even Mk1 Cooper S are cheaper in USA so many are now being exported back to the UK where their market value is much higher).


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Posted 11 February 2020 - 09:14 PM

No I pretty much plan on keeping this for a long while. I am repairing some rot right now and going to a new color. Also considering changing the rag top put with a glass one. I know I was a vtec mini at some point in my life. I just didn't want to modify something and realize oh no it was a collector and was valued like a era or a cooper s

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 10:14 PM

I love the British Open. Of course, it is your car and only you can decide. Personally, I love the BRG colour. I think it would look very nice with a beige leather interior to set it off, and maybe a side exit exhaust and it’s pretty much there for me.

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 10:17 PM

It will be worth more long term keeping it stock, or at least modded with easy to change back to stock when(if) you sell

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 09:38 AM

Keep it stock.... the mini bug will get you and you can get another to tinker with....

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 05:57 PM

Another vote for standard original, especially on any LE.

The wheels are definitely not Rover Cooper, look like Minilife, had a similar set in 12"






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