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#31 Pingu

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 10:42 AM

I followed this story on FB and it utterly heartbreaking that some horrible little ******* (i can think of worse names to use but I won't) thought be ok to steal it but to do what they have done is just beyond any words I can say. I hope who ever it was gets caught and book thrown at them! But I guess that's wishful thinking.

#32 Carlos W

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 10:52 AM

That shell is unlikely to be usable.

 

It has been around 500 degrees in the car.

 

Were the seat frames still in situ in the car?

 

This appears to mindless vandalism rather than stealing for parts.

 

Utter scum



#33 Ben_O

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 05:18 PM

such a beautiful car. I hate to see this.

 

Definitely don't consider using that shell for a restoration. Apart from the heat that would have weakened the metal, you will never get the panels straight again without a tonne of body filler. It will never be 'right'

 

I would store it up with the hope that heritage produce a mk2 shell one day.



#34 JacckKirk

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 01:37 PM

Such a beauty , rip
Could always shock blasted to clean it up and see what your left with worse case prime it all and store it up

#35 Devo

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 09:30 AM

I must have misread this thread, just checked the first page again and I was horrified and furious of what I have just seen. Such a pointless waste of someone's pride enjoy for a few lame pounds... 



#36 Mini_Rebel

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 07:19 PM

The evaluators have contacted me, I supplied all the documents around 450 service bills, invoices, heritage certificate etc and the guy said it had taken two days going through everything and researching the prices of this type of classic car, he had come to a decision that it was worth £10,000 and would be sending that report to the insurance company. 

 

Initially I was happy with the valuation but having had no intention of selling my mini, I hadn't realised the prices had gone quite as high as I had thought. I spoke to a petrol head friend who has been looking at prices with the intention of trying to find a project early mini cooper S, said if that is what they offer you would it be enough to get the money walk out and go and buy an exact version of your car. He said it he thought it should have been nearer £12,000 looking the prices I am beginning to wonder whether the valuation is a bit short of the mark. 

 

My question is what do other mini owners think would be a fair price for a 40,000 mile, 1968 998 Austin Cooper in good condition (previously a show car in the 90s)? In my head my mini wasn't perfect, but around an 8/9 out of 10.

 

Any help greatly appreciated.



#37 Jordie

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 07:26 PM

Take the £10k, prices arent definate at the moment. seen good cars sell for cheap and rotters sell for "decent" money.

 

10k sounds fair to me. you will buy something nice to replace it with that amount.



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Posted 04 July 2014 - 07:40 PM

Take the £10k, prices arent definate at the moment. seen good cars sell for cheap and rotters sell for "decent" money.

 

10k sounds fair to me. you will buy something nice to replace it with that amount.

Cheers I sort of know that prices are really crazy at the moment for minis all those restoration programmes probably helped as well.



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Posted 04 July 2014 - 07:47 PM

I was thinking around the £12k mark for a decent replacement, I'd push for more and the worse that could happen would be they'd stick with £10k. Good luck.




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