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#1 mt2man

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 06:59 PM

Hey i was just wondering how much you thought my mini is worth, i have had it for about 4 years and has been a long project and its finally finished but i have to many cars at the moments :xxx:
But bassically this is the car:

1988 Mini Designer Black 998cc

Interior:
New Black carpet set with blue edge.
Boot liner kit covered in Black carpet.
Custom door cards covered in Black vinyl leatherette material.
Alloy door handle set.
Modified Autoplas dash board.
Sports steering wheel.
Original Mary Quant (Designer) seats.
Underdash CD player holder with CD player.
Under rear seat speaker board with 2 x 6.5" subwoofers and 2 x 6x9s fitted.

Exterior:
Bonded and blended Wood and Pickett wheel arches.
De-bumpered front and rear.
Full respray in black with silver roof.
Custom grill.
Clear front and side repeaters.
Tinted rear window.
Semi smoothed rear bootlid with custom number plate light.

Mechanical:
Hi-lo suspension fitted all around.
New dampers.
Standard air filter is fitted, but also comes with K&N style air filter.
Maniflow 1 3/4" centre exit exhaust, with stainless steel manifold.
Electronic ignition.
Brand new coil, plugs, leads.
Polybushed front subframe.
Rebuilt and resprayed engine with new gaskets etc.
New Clutch fitted.
New brake pads and discs and rebuilt callipers with new seals and pistons.

I also have most of the original Mary Quant parts such as steering wheel, obviously the seats, the bonnet badge, and door cards, althought not in perfect condition they will be supplied as spares.

It comes with 10 months MOT and 4/5 months Tax.

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How much do you think it would be worth?

Many thanks Jack

Edited by mt2man, 07 January 2010 - 07:33 PM.


#2 GottaDesigner

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 08:39 PM

If you'd have stayed original with your resto, you'd be looking at £3 - 4k. As is, I'd say £2000-ish.

Source: I run the National Mini Designer Register :) A mint, original Designer is at the top end of £4k to possibly £5k and they fetch far more in original trim, bless them.

Whoever gives this one a new home, please ask them to register with us. :xxx:

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 09:31 PM

Haha i was expecting someone to come saying i should have restored her to original :P.
But at the time i was only like 14 and that wasnt really what i had in mind, and the condition she was in at the time it would have cost alot more to restore her to standard.
She didnt have the orginal bumpers or light surrounds, wheel arches or anything at the time, but i do still have the seats, door cards, steering wheel and badges, Unfortunatly i had to remove the designer decals when she was resprayed :xxx:, but yeah i love her the way she is, even if she isnt as she came out of the factory, atleast i saved her from being scrapped :).

Jack

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 12:23 AM

The fact you kept this little lady on the road is good enough for me, I was just advising accordingly as I know a fair amount about Designers as you might expect lol :)

We have quite a few 'non-standard' ones onboard the register, they weren't a popular Ltd Ed so most people took them as donors and did their own thing. It's only now, with the increasing rarity, that they're starting to cost money rather than peanuts. Personally, I'm not fussed, a Designer is still a Designer even if it's been painted purple and orange and it's still as welcome as a 'thoroughbred' one. :xxx:

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 01:51 PM

Yeah :lol: to be fair with a little bit of work it could be put back to pretty orginal, the only hard part would be putting standard wheel arches back on.
But with some brackets the bumpers could be put back on, and the orignal light surrounds, grill and door cards and steering wheel and all could be put back on. The roof could be sprayed black and some decals added, it is still a designer at the end of the day, but at the time i didnt have a clue about the whole limited editions stuff and that it would have been worth more, live and learn hey haha.
Just out of curiostity where do you think the best place to put it up for sale would be? Just on here or is there a for sale section on a proper limited edtion mini website or in mini world or something? I honestly havent a clue where to even start, apat from this thread ofcourse lol.

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 10:24 AM

Try the Mini mags - Mini World / Mini Magazine. Autotrader and any other Classic Car mags too, most have a For Sale Section, even try your local free papers and eBay :thumbsup:




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