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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'Developing patina'.

F*** me, I thought I'd heard every used car dealer phrase in the book. :lol:

Translation: A tatty old shed.

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This had so much promise. A rare and significant Mini, but.................engine bay that could be Russet brown (wrong) or Rose metallic (better than silver) but is either way a bloody disgrace. And that interior..... :cry:

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1221904
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That don't think that body did started life as a Special. It has some of the Special bits inside (see video)...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9iy1vxfs0g

…but there are a couple of obvious errors, the side repeaters are in the wrong position, Specials came with opening rear quarters and the boot badge is wrong. It would still be expensive at half the price!
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Without seeing the reg number it's hard to say what it was but the engine bay looks like Rose metallic. It's just the usual tarted up Mini tbh.


'Mileage believed genuine' - another dealer gem! They have absolutely no shame.

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Not been much to report here, but some of the auction houses are trying to hold sales.

An interesting car is on offer at Brightwells next week in their timed auction. It's a bit of BMC history so to speak, being built for the BMC Director of Production Bill Davies. Based on a Mk1 Mini it was fitted with a 998 engine and painted in Carlton Grey with a special red leather interior. I remember seeing it at The Pride of Longbridge show a few years ago and it looked quite smart. It could do with some detailing under the bonnet but would make a good conversation piece at a show when we can all meet up again in a field some where.

https://www.brightwellslive.com/lot/details/477005

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Also in the same sale is an over priced Mk2 Cooper

https://www.brightwellslive.com/lot/details/477166
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Wow! I like that... the colour combinations work well too... definitely a talking point as you say


(that Cooper on the other hand :( )
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I too remember looking at this car at POL a few years ago and thinking what a nice car it was.

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I've never seen it in the flesh but it was for sale (on ebay I think?) a while ago. I clearly remember it and its history. Don't know if it sold or not on that occasion. Very interesting car.

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p.t.o.
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