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#1 PetrolNut

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 09:53 PM

After years of searching

She turns up on eBay...

1959 Morris Mini Minor MK1

http://bit.ly/1qDWCrO

#2 jamesmpi

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 09:59 PM

You don't find that everyday

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 09:59 PM

Nearly choked..

Had to share it

#4 mab01uk

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 11:45 PM

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The full story here:

http://mk1-forum.net....php?f=5&t=7857

 

The late 'Taffy' posted these old tv clips that I had recorded on a vhs videotape about this Mini many years ago.

 


Edited by mab01uk, 14 March 2014 - 11:50 PM.


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 12:00 AM

how can it be the original one, another triggers broom, says in statement that it has had a reshell, or am i wrong



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Posted 15 March 2014 - 12:05 AM

how can it be the original one, another triggers broom, says in statement that it has had a reshell, or am i wrong

 

Sadly re-shelled when it was restored many years ago in the 1980's......back then few people bothered preserving a badly rusty shell when there were plenty of rust free Mk1's still around for a swap, originalty was not considered so important as today and values of such Mini's were much less.



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Posted 15 March 2014 - 12:28 AM

i realise a lot of old classics were reshelled, and the argument about a car is or is not still original has been going on for years, but i feel that when a statement is made saying something is original then i would expect that the vast majority of it was except for general wear and tear items. i just feel it's false advertising



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Posted 15 March 2014 - 12:39 AM



 

The full story here:

http://mk1-forum.net....php?f=5&t=7857

 

The late 'Taffy' posted these old tv clips that I had recorded on a vhs videotape about this Mini many years ago.

 

[video]

 

Great post, thanks. 

 

I'm particularly happy and emotional about this post. The 'first' or not, a reshell, or not. I dont think it matters. It's clear Bernard had an amazing attachment to this car and loved it until the end, if Minis aren't about that, what are they about?

 

The best topic on TMF in a while.

 

And thanks for the video, Darryl. 



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Posted 15 March 2014 - 08:53 AM

This one will spark a lot of interest, it will be very interesting to see what it goes for (and what becomes of it).

Will it be another blank cheque book restoration to new condition?

Personally I'd put it away in a garage and not touch it or do the bare minimum to make it road worthy.



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Posted 15 March 2014 - 09:32 AM

No pictures of it though...

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 09:39 AM

No pictures of it though...

that's what I thought. Surely something like this would be sold at a big auction somewhere like the revival? I just hope its genuine. Amazing story of the car though. Certainly one to watch.

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 09:47 AM

I suspect it has something to do with that it may not even be a mk1 shell anymore..

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 09:54 AM

I have taken the time to write to the seller informing them, that in my humble opinion, this car should be placed in a more 'specialist' auction.

I have yet to receive a reply but I hope, for the sake of the Mini community, the new owner restores it with sympathy and heritage in mind..

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 11:35 AM

I have taken the time to write to the seller informing them, that in my humble opinion, this car should be placed in a more 'specialist' auction.
I have yet to receive a reply but I hope, for the sake of the Mini community, the new owner restores it with sympathy and heritage in mind..

It will be interesting to see what (if any) reply you get.

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 06:57 PM

While I respect the above opinions greatly it must be remembered that no single nut or bolt remains of Morris chassis 140. You are buying a V5c and vin plate issued in 1962 when it was renumbered 98. With that are an assortment of random mini parts and a MK2 body shell.

It cannot be restored only recreated from an early body shell.




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