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 Post subject: Re: At The Auctions
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:16 pm 
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Pretty looking supercharged 1960 Austin Seven coming up at Barons next month with a realistic estimate.

https://www.barons-auctions.com/view-lo ... seven-mini


That sold a couple of years ago, didn't it?

It looks very nice except for those awful bonnet stripes.

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 Post subject: Re: At The Auctions
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:02 pm 
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Bonhams auction house sold - http://news.epiris.co.uk/linkapp/cmavie ... ~z~x~f~f~n

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Interesting sale!

I wonder what the motivation for doing that was. I would have thought that the former owners would have been happy continuing to ride what on the face of it looks like a money making machine.

Maybe all was not as rosy as it looked from the outside. Or maybe they were just stuffed with £50 notes until they couldn't take any more :)

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 Post subject: Re: At The Auctions
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:30 am 
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Well, Robert Brooks says in the piece that it's always been part of the plan, but he must be at retirement age, I'd think. He bought Bonhams over, incorporating Brooks car auctioneers about 20-25 years ago. His original investors may simply want / be due their return on investment?

Maybe they were simply made an offer by a speculative group?

It's a big old business, so I'm sure it'll carry on with no noticeable difference.

Isn't Robert Brooks' wife a member of the family who own Christies? (I may be wrong on that though)

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 Post subject: Re: At The Auctions
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:59 pm 
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rich@minispares.com wrote:
fancy wanting to be like andy sparrow.....


https://mathewsons.co.uk/vehicle-auctio ... ini-cooper



Saw this one today. It's bad, really bad, no chassis plate and it's missed the DVLA computerisation. Nice and complete though. Can't even see the floor as it's full of pop bottles! Bloke showing it said 'it's on a pallet for a reason.....' Still think it will bring silly money.


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rich@minispares.com wrote:
fancy wanting to be like andy sparrow.....


https://mathewsons.co.uk/vehicle-auctio ... ini-cooper



Saw this one today. It's bad, really bad, no chassis plate and it's missed the DVLA computerisation. Nice and complete though. Can't even see the floor as it's full of pop bottles! Bloke showing it said 'it's on a pallet for a reason.....' Still think it will bring silly money.


The similarities are remarkable really....same year, same colour, missed computerisation and was stuck in a shed for 40 years (also with a collapsed roof for many of those years)....and hence as rough as f*** !!

There was a small article in Classic Car Weekly dated 5 September.

I suspect the price of this will however, not be similar to HOY :shock:

As for Rich's comment.............no comment :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: At The Auctions
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steve1071 wrote:
rich@minispares.com wrote:
fancy wanting to be like andy sparrow.....


https://mathewsons.co.uk/vehicle-auctio ... ini-cooper



Saw this one today. It's bad, really bad, no chassis plate and it's missed the DVLA computerisation. Nice and complete though. Can't even see the floor as it's full of pop bottles! Bloke showing it said 'it's on a pallet for a reason.....' Still think it will bring silly money.


The similarities are remarkable really....same year, same colour, missed computerisation and was stuck in a shed for 40 years (also with a collapsed roof for many of them)....and hence as rough as f*** !!

There was a small article in Classic Car Weekly dated 5 September.

I suspect the price of this will however, not be similar to HOY :shock:

As for Rich's comment.............no comment :lol:


I’m afraid Rich is right. It really needs someone like yourself Andrew that’s prepared to go the hard route and restore it by keeping as much of the original as possible. Otherwise it will be just another reshelled, fresh out of the box, Newton trimmed S.

They’ll make a cracking pair of twins!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:41 pm 
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Yes, I wonder if the new owner will post up photos of the restoration like I am Steve ? I suspect not !

Did you see a registration number ?

Would I buy an 'unknown' basket case like that one, ordinarily .... probably not.

HOY was a 20+ year 'rescue challenge' and I consider myself to have pulled off quite a coup to get it. The current challenge is to save the shell, which is going pretty much to plan at the moment.

They would certainly make a cracking pair Steve 8-)


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There is a reg number on the boot but looks to be very little else in terms of id. No chassis number but Mathewsons may have taken that off and the slam panel was gone.

There was a film crew making a series on old resto's and the Mini was one they were looking to feature. Before I knew it I was miced up and being filmed looking round the car. Loads of ammo for Rich if ever it makes the telly...….!


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 Post subject: Re: At The Auctions
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Not that Rich needs much ammo to take the piss :lol:

What show was the company from ?

C or D reg Steve ?


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