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#1 vx220

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Posted 06 January 2021 - 02:45 PM

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#2 steeley

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Posted 06 January 2021 - 02:55 PM

Lovely looking mini on the outside

But ruined by the interior in my opinion, it’s lost it’s soul internally (shame)

It just looks odd these days when everyone wants originality or retro styling

Edited by steeley, 06 January 2021 - 02:57 PM.


#3 Midas Mk1

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Posted 06 January 2021 - 03:22 PM

How’s it ruined? its done to the owners spec, what they liked.

Edited by Midas Mk1, 06 January 2021 - 03:23 PM.


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Posted 06 January 2021 - 03:25 PM

Foam on the bulkhead !!!!!!!!

 

and the wiper blades on the scuttle !!!!



#5 steeley

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Posted 06 January 2021 - 03:28 PM

Like I said,

In my opinion!

#6 vx220

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Posted 06 January 2021 - 04:00 PM

I'd have preferred spi instead of mpi, to avoid fuse box and airbag, but otherwise a nice daily?

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Posted 06 January 2021 - 06:01 PM


It looks good, although some will not like the more modern elements to a period classic. I would however question whether legally it can be declared MOT exempt. In my view the MPi engine, electrics, uprated suspension mean it has had substantial modifications. Having to have it MOTed though is not a major concern.


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Posted 06 January 2021 - 08:23 PM

Depends what you want, if you want the classic 'Woody' looks but to drive like a modern MPi Mini with greater refinement and comfort then this could be ideal, but not if you want the full early Mini experience along with the drawbacks of an older Mini. Price also seems reasonable for whats on offer.


Edited by mab01uk, 07 January 2021 - 09:03 AM.


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Posted 07 January 2021 - 02:10 PM

Foam on the bulkhead !!!!!!!!

and the wiper blades on the scuttle !!!!


Sorry, missed this. I assume wipers can be adjusted, or is it a problem?

And I guess foam is a worry for trapped water?

#10 Chris1275gt

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Posted 07 January 2021 - 02:56 PM

Very nice looking car, if you like it buy it and get it out and about driving with modern traffic that's what it was modified for.

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Posted 07 January 2021 - 03:26 PM

Wipers can be adjusted, or at worst the mechanism replaced if it is badly worn.

 

Foam (especially that sort) is a water trap - there are better 'closed cell' ones available or, for what little noise reduction it gives you could just remove.  However I'd ask for a picture of what's underneath, just in case there is already any water damage/rust problems hiding.



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Posted 07 January 2021 - 05:58 PM

Nice car and perfect for travelling to IMM's. Personally I would have gone with a wooden dash with chrome air vents  and a wooden steering wheel. Can't figure out where they put the speakers. 






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