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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Hi I’ve been looking for a project Mk1 S and just wondering if you think these 28k auction prices are where the market currently is for a decent whole project rather than boxes of bits ?
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I don’t think a complete and original Mk1 S is buyable anymore for less than £25k. The prices of projects are completely out of proportion to the sum of their parts and restoration costs but buyers will pay an absolute premium for fairly untouched original cars to restore from scratch, even when so much of the car is binned and possibly still not lose any money unless they do a bad job.
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Hi Pete
Thanks I know I am up against it trying to get one.
I’ve been offered a 1071s for what I thought is a lot of money which I’ve looked at and it’s obviously sometime been reshelled into another mk1 shell and with many terrible previous repairs it really needs another shell again and ideally a 63 shell which ain’t gonna be easy to sort. Do you know if these heritage shells are any good ?
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They’re much better than they were let’s say that. Cheap project rarely ever come up now, if you’re in the market for a good original car I’d be looking at the U.S sales but they’re quickly becoming no cheaper an option, but some great original cars out there, many of which end up here. Just keep your eyes peeled as the odd good car does come up for sale but don’t expect original shells necessarily.
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Unfinished 1959 project at Barons 10 November. Very low chassis number that was built August 1959. Estimate seems fair if the shell is solid as described.

https://www.barons-auctions.com/view-lo ... ni-de-luxe
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Porker wrote: Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:37 am Hi Pete
Thanks I know I am up against it trying to get one.
I’ve been offered a 1071s for what I thought is a lot of money which I’ve looked at and it’s obviously sometime been reshelled into another mk1 shell and with many terrible previous repairs it really needs another shell again and ideally a 63 shell which ain’t gonna be easy to sort. Do you know if these heritage shells are any good ?
Thanks
Kevin
Would it work for you to find a 1963 shell from a lesser mini?
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Do you know of one?
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Another ex- Catalina rental fleet moke up for sale on BaT

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1983-austin-mini-moke

(although I would have thought '83 a bit late for Catalina, most of those were 60's cars)
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It might not have part of the "fleet". There are a few privately owned mokes and sedans on
the island. Spencer Davis has a nice 1966 S he's owned since new there.
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Nicely built 'Acropolis rally spec' 1967 S just sold for $58,500 USD on BaT

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1967-austin-mini-3
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