At The Auctions

General Chat with an emphasis on BMC Minis & Other iconic cars of the 1960's. Includes information on MK1 Action days.
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mk1coopers
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Hmm seems strange that they say that MK1 parts were less available in the 70's, I would have thought that so soon after production had ended there would have been more stock available, look what's turned up since (not that I would have been looking for Mini parts back then unless they were Corgi :lol: )
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Is he saying that the mini is genuine and above board, but hes thinking of selling it to a professional criminal hes met that rings cars en masse ....... WTF.....is this some sort of parallel world....
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What he is saying that his MK1 is original and 30% of our cars are probably fakes !
8662 FN Austin Mini

I know its not original I like it this way

My wife says I don’t listen to her or something like that !
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Exminiman wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:42 pm Is he saying that the mini is genuine and above board, but hes thinking of selling it to a professional criminal hes met that rings cars en masse ....... WTF.....is this some sort of parallel world....
That's how I read it. I assume the original purchaser chucked it back at him then?
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Could this be referring to a previous thread that I can’t find now about a RARE MK1 mini won at auction that had a factory fitted MK2 rear window years before the MK2 came out! The buyer refused to go through with the sale .
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To be fair the buyer didn’t sound like he could tell a Mk1 from a hole in the ground and has a reputation for arsing people about.
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Bonhams have a varied selection of Minis coming up in their December 11th sale

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26549/ ... =list&m1=1


Nicely restored Hydro GT with plenty of history should fetch good money

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26549/ ... 128&page=1

Barn Find single tank '66 S will get those wallets twitching. Also has famous first owner.

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26549/ ... 128&page=1
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Somebody's already nicked the "S" wheels and the stainless window surrounds off it :cry:
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A couple of good original looking under bonnet shots in the auction blurb.
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Red ones been kicking around a long time here and there.
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Interesting dash in that S not seen one of those before.
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