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#1 Joe Spitz

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Posted 19 August 2021 - 11:13 AM

New owner of... well I am not sure. It looks like a Mini, but I bought it from an auction house in Japan. I joined the forum to try to figure out what make/model this thing is. The auction information is mostly in Japanese, but what I can tease out is that its a 1996 Mini, right hand drive automatic, 1300. The emblem says 1.3i on the back, but the vin number comes up as a 1989 Balmoral. 


I don't know a ton about Mini's, but Im willing to learn and would love to find an owners manual. 



PS: How do I post a picture?

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Posted 19 August 2021 - 06:54 PM

Welcome to TMF !


Mini Balmoral Brochure:-

http://www.minipassi...oral 1995 D.pdf


According to this thread linked below the Balmoral was a limited edition in Germany only.

The Mini Balmoral is the 1995 German version of the UK Mini Sidewalk and seems to have the open roof of the UK Mini Open Classic.

ie. In Japan it was called the Mini Tartan !!!



Lots more Mini brochures here....



How to post pictures:-


Edited by mab01uk, 19 August 2021 - 07:03 PM.

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