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#1 Foxy10

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 02:30 PM

Hi, just turned 17 and bought a 1980 Austin mini city E 1000 for £450.
Not in tip top condition as im sure u can imagine but still an absolute bargain. what'd ya think?

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#2 tangoedmini

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 02:33 PM

For £450 any mini looking like that is a bargain!

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 02:40 PM

Hi and welcome to the forum. you had your self a bargain there. The mini looks good! the guys on here are great, if you have any problems with your pride and joy, then im sure there will be some one out there with the answers. enjoy! :thumbsup:)

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#4 Foxy10

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 10:09 AM

Cheers lads!!

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 10:37 AM

Hi Foxy sounds like a good deal. Er why have you got a square rear plate, just wondering?

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#6 Foxy10

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 10:43 AM

No idea to be honest it was like that when i got it. Suits it tho i think?

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 02:39 PM

As i am new to this i was wondering what kind of simple mods i should ot it without it affecting my insurnce too much? Any ideas? :(

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 05:49 PM

WOW that is a good deal you got their. Welcome to the forum.

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 05:50 PM

that roll cage and bucket seats will bump it up a hell of alot

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 10:15 PM

As you are 17 I would leave mods for a couple of years. I agree with Dr deep. Ditch the roll cage and bucket seats. Put a set of normal seats in and don't think about lying on you insurance as if you have an accident they will try anything to avoid paying out.

Have fun with your car.

p.s. if you are anywhere near nottingham or shropshire and you do decide to get rid of the cage, I might be interested.

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 08:58 PM

Hi..and welcome to TMF............. >_<

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 10:47 PM

I think the pic might be a bit deceptive because i havent got a roll cage but cheers neway!

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 01:36 AM

first mod ide make is get rid of the steelies and put some nice rims on there mate, :)
will make it look 50x nicer in a heart beat

nice car bud for 450, you passed your test yet?

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 07:58 AM

I think the pic might be a bit deceptive because i havent got a roll cage but cheers neway!



Your right lol that first pic does look like it has one :)

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 08:02 AM

Welcome to the forum, is a great place to be full of friendly relaxed people wanting to help you enjoy your mini and make you feel welcome - sit back and enjoy :)




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